Rewards & Recognition 

RUSU has over 100 fantastic societies at Reading, but they don’t always get the recognition they deserve.

Rewards and Recognition is a chance to identify those societies who are a cut above the rest, whose committees and members have gone that extra mile to enhance student experience and who have given their members the best value for money.

Societies receive points for all sorts of activities to indicate their level of contribution to student life. From taking part in 'Give it a GO' week and running events in collaboration with other groups, to volunteering in the community and running training sessions. There are all sorts of points up for grabs. See the document at the bottom of the page for the full criteria.

Those with the most points will receive the accolade of being named a '5 Star Society'! Look out for those societies branding on their pages, as they really are the cream of the crop!

The scheme closes each year in time for the Societies Awards Ball in the spring term, where those societies with the most points will receive fabulous prizes and awards.

Please note: Sports groups are not part of the Rewards & Recognition Scheme.


How to Submit your Society Points

Download the submission form, and email it to along with your evidence. Please try to keep all evidence on 1 word document.


Last year’s 5 star Societies are:

  • Drama Society
  • Swing Dance
  • Erasmus Society
  • Tap and Modern
  • Hindu Society





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