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National Societies Awards: meet the winners!

Wednesday 31-05-2017 - 11:46

The National Societies Awards 2017 celebrated the best student societies from across the country at a gala dinner and ceremony hosted by University of Nottingham Students' Union.

Student societies make an extraordinary contribution to life on campus and beyond, and in an evening of inspiring stories, swanky glad rags and dodgy dancing, the following societies came away as the pick of the bunch:

Best Society

Winner: University of Nottingham - SCRUBS Surgical Society
Highly Commended: Loughborough University - Loughborough Space Society

Best Media Society

Winner: University of Leeds - The Gryphon
Highly Commended: University of Southampton - SUSUtv

Most Improved Society

Winner: Loughborough University - Loughborough Marrow
Highly Commended: Queen Mary University of London - Syria Solidarity Society

Best Local Community Contribution

Winner: Keele University - Teddy Bear Hospital
Highly Commended: Aberystwyth University - Sustainability Society (SustSoc)

Best Hobby and Interest Society

Winner: Falmouth and Exeter - Wild Doc Soc
Highly Commended: University of Derby - University of Derby Imagineers Society

Best New Society

Winner: Loughborough University - Loughborough Space Society
Highly Commended: City University of London - City Tech Society

Best Society Event

Winner: Durham University - Durham Inter-Collegiate Christian Union - STORY
Highly Commended: Loughborough University - Loughborough Marrow - Spit Happens

Best Academic and Careers Society

Winner: Aberystwyth University - English and Creative Writing Society (ECWS)
Highly Commended: University of the West of England - UWE Bristol Occupational Therapy Society

Welfare and Inclusivity Award

Winner: Loughborough University - Loughborough LGBT+ Association
Highly Commended: Northumbria University - LGBT* Society

Best Cultural and Faith Society

Winner: Falmouth and Exeter - FXU Islamic Society
Highly Commended: University of Liverpool - NHSF Liverpool (Hindu Society)

Best Volunteering and Charity Society

Winner: Aberystwyth University - Aber UNICEF on Campus
Highly Commended: University of Nottingham - Nottingham Night Owls

Best Arts and Performance Society

Winner: University of Birmingham - 3BUGS Fringe Theatre Company
Highly Commended: Durham University - Durham Instep Dance Society

Best Campaigning Society

Winner: University of Leeds - Leeds Women in Leadership
Highly Commended: University of Edinburgh - Sexpression:Edinburgh

Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution

Aberystwyth University - British Sign Language (BSL) - Emma Beenham
University of Nottingham - Nigerian Student Society - Victor Udeozor

We caught up with the winners during the show....

A huge thank you to the UoNSU for hosting this year's awards. Keep an eye out for details on how to apply to host next year's awards!

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