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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 on the website and emailed to Anna Talbot by 16 September 2022. 


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. The VC's award is announced on the same night as the CE Awards. 



Past Community Engagement Award Winners and Event Booklets 

2021 CE Awards Booklet

2020 Awards Booklet

2019 CE Awards Booklet

2018 CE Awards Winners & Booklet

2017 Awards Booklet

2016 CE Award Winners and Citation

2015 CE Award Winners and Citation

2014 CE Award Winners and Citation

2013 CE Award Winners and Citation


2012 Awards Publication


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