Birkbeck Students' Union holds its Colours & Honours ceremony each year in the Spring term.

This is a prestigious ceremony where the Students' Union honours and celebrates Birkbeck students and staff for their contributions to the Birkbeck Community, from clubs and societies to teaching excellence, and this upcoming Colours and Honours ceremony is an important opportunity for our members to show appreciation to the students and staff members that support us through our time at Birkbeck. Every year Birkbeck students submit many nominations of students and staff that they felt have gone the extra mile to make the Birkbeck Community great, and we encourage all Birkbeck students to nominate someone from the Birkbeck Community for an award!


The Colours of the Students' Union

The following four awards are bestowed upon members of the Birkbeck community for their 

Half Colours

The recipient of the Half Colour will have made a positive contribution to the general life of the Students' Union or the College in at least one area of activity over the course of the academic year.


Half Colours (Services to Teaching Excellence)
This award is specifically for College staff.

Whether it's a lecturer who inspires and engages you through their innovative approach to education, a lab technician or programme administrator who helps to make your time at Birkbeck, University of London great, a staff member whose guidance and concern for your welfare has been exceptional, or a supervisor who has gone the extra mile to help you reach your full potential, we want to hear from you!


Full Colours

The recipient of the Colour will repeatedly, through consistent dedication and achievements, over the course of the year, have made a significant contribution to the life of the Students' Union or the College.


Outstanding Colours

This award is to reward those who have devoted an enormous amount of their time over the past academic year and displayed continuous outstanding achievement across the spectrum to the Students' Union and College activities.    



Nominations are not yet open.


Deadline for nominations


Eligibility for nominations and nominees

  1. You should be a current and enrolled Birkbeck student for the academic year of 2017/18 to submit an nomination.
  2. The nominees should be a member of the Birkbeck Community, either by being one of the following:
    • A current member of College staff,
    • A current and enrolled Birkbeck student for the academic year of 2017/18,
    • An Alumnus that has graduated from Birkbeck, University of London in the academic year of 2016/17.
  3. The nominee should have contributed to Birkbeck Students' Union and Birkbeck, University of London 


Nomination Committee

All nominations submitted before the deadline will be reviewed by the Students' Union Executive Committee or its nominated committee for review to accept nominations for awards.


Previous Colours and Honours

Colours and Honours 2017 Article