Pro Bono

Our volunteers make our Society what it is. Without their input and commitment we would be nothing! So, to recognise this fact, our Society currently offers three awards that volunteers can earn. They are:

The Pro Bono Achievement Award


What is the Award?


The Pro Bono Achievement Award is given by our Society and is supported by the University of Nottingham School of Law. It recognises a variety or an extensive amount of pro bono work done within our Society, commending those who employ their time, skills and energies for the benefit of the local community.

How do you earn it?


You must complete either:

- 3 events from one category (Penal, Education OR            Community).

- 5 events across any of these categories (Penal, Education AND Community).

- 24 hours of Access to Justice volunteering or 50 hours of Personal Support Unit/Centre for Criminal Appeals volunteering.

Upon completion, email with evidence of your completed activities. Wait for a confirmation email and you'll be given a certificate at a celebration event at the end of the year!

Points to Note


- Evidence includes: confirmation by current or former project heads, emails, photos from the event, and so on.

- If you have engaged in activities with the Pro Bono Society before this academic year and can evidence your involvement this will count towards the award. The award can be earned over your entire degree; it doesn't need to be completed within one year.

Project Head Awards


Students who qualify for the basic Achievement Award may be considered for a Project Head Award. Recipients will be chosen at the discretion of Project Heads in recognition of their commitment to and performance in that project.

DISCLAIMER: The University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society reserves the right to alter the distribution of the Award, eligibility requirements or anything else as it thinks necessary. This is essential to account for the introduction of new projects and activities.

The Pro Bono in Practice Award


A brand new award this year! Attend two or more of our Pro Bono in Practice Events across the year (details released soon) and earn an award to recognise your commitment to pro bono work beyond our Society and university.

Our Pro Bono in Practice series involves law firms such as Weightmans, DLA Piper and Ashurst coming to the University to talk about their pro bono work. These events are gold dust and are not to be missed!



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