Wednesday 07-09-2016 - 11:27
In 2016, the inaugural year for the awards, we celebrated and developed student societies from across the UK for the first time.
Becky Player, Activities Officer at UoNSU, said: "We’re really excited to be hosting the National Societies Awards at the University of Nottingham in 2017. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a national event by welcoming students from universities across the UK. Our societies in the Students’ Union work incredibly hard and are fantastic at everything they do. We can’t wait to celebrate the successes of societies from other universities too, who will be spending the coming year working just as hard for their students."
The National Societies Awards were introduced for the first time this year and hosted at the Students’ Union at UWE. Thank you to the team at the students’ union and to Gem Heywood, VP Societies & Communication 2015-16, who was passionate about the National Societies Awards and led the project.
Richard Brooks, NUS Vice President Union Development, said: “Whether it’s finding friends, developing their learning, finding new passions, gaining skills, or having fun, we know that societies are life-changing for so many students. As a previous member of many societies in my students’ unions, I know how important they are and I’m proud that NUS supports the National Societies Awards. Students’ Unions have questioned for a long time what NUS does to support, develop and champion the work of student opportunities and us at NUS supporting this work is part of the answer to this question. At this year’s event we heard about so many excellent societies, teams, and individuals. I can’t wait to celebrate at the University of Nottingham Students’ Union next year.“
Keep an eye out for details about the nomination process and the awards event early in 2017.