Annual Community Engagement Awards

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The Community Engagement Awards celebrate a year of excellence in the community engagement space, by recognising students, researchers and community members for their dedication to meaningful relationships with their community. These awards take place towards the end of each year. 

Students and community partners who embody the values of community engagement are nominated or can nominate themselves to receive an award in up to five categories that encompass the many forms of CE. These categories include residence or hall of the year; society or sport of the year; student researcher of the year; student volunteer of the year and communiy partner of the year. 

Nominations open before the awards and are assessed by the Rhodes University Community Engagement team. Nomination forms can be found below. 

CE Awards Nomination Forms

Use these forms to nominate yourself or others for one or more award categories. Please note the criteria for each category on the nomination form as well as the closing date for applications. Follow our social media to stay updated. 


Nomination deadline: Nominations closed for 2021.



The Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Award

The Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Award is an award category that celebrates a member of the Rhodes community who has demonstrtated outstanding commitment towards manignful community engagement. The recipient of this award facilitiates a community engagement project that meets the definition of community engagement in the broader sense, meaning all scholarly applications of teaching, learning and research resources to meet the needs of the community/communities.


Criteria to be eligible for the VC's Award can be found here


Past VC's Distinguished Award Recipients


Past CE Awards Winners and Booklets 

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