Students who have been awarded Athletic Union (AU) Colours by the Students’ Union for a high level of sporting success or dedication to a club will now have their award announced during their graduation ceremony and within the ceremony programme.

The Union and the University of Southampton have recently confirmed completion of a joint initiative designed to recognise the numerous achievements of our dedicated Team Southampton athletes and the amount of hours they put into sports clubs alongside their studies.

The project was conceived by our VP Sports, Steve Gore, and the Vice Chancellor of the University at the start of this academic year and resulted in a successful collaboration between the two organisations and across departments within University student services.

Steve┬ásays: “I’m thrilled to see the University’s graduation department commit to recognising the hard work our student volunteers put into participating in and running the 90+ affiliated sports clubs of the Union. Many students will look back on their time at university and be equally proud of their sporting achievements as they are of their degree, and this is an excellent way to congratulate them.”

The announcement of AU Colours during graduation ceremonies will begin during this summer’s Graduations and continue in all future ceremonies. Over the next week we will be in contact with recipients to discuss their awards. Permissions will be sought by Wednesday 30 May.

If you would like to find out more please contact Steve at vpsports@susu.org.

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