National Societies Awards shortlist announced

Monday 09-05-2016 - 16:26

The National Societies Awards (NSA) is the first national event to credit societies for their contribution to students’ career prospects and experience during their time at university.

Richard Brooks, NUS Vice President (Union Development), judged the awards. He said: "I’m proud of the activities taking place in societies within students’ unions, and so impressed with the dedication of the volunteers who put so much energy and enthusiasm into their societies. Judging the first National Societies Awards has been a pleasure, and I’m looking forward to the awards ceremony on 4 June! We know societies change lives, keep students in education and make society a better place and I’m so proud to be celebrating that."

Here is the shortlist for the National Societies Awards 2016.

Academic Society of the Year

  1. Warwick University Law Society
  2. De Montfort University Games Development Society
  3. Northumbria University Occupational Therapy
  4. University of East Anglia Norwich Undergraduate Surgical Society
  5. University of Exeter, Penryn Campus EcoSoc
  6. Newcastle University Modern Languages Society

Best Community Project

  1. Newcastle University Teddy Bear Hospital
  2. Falmouth University Penryn Memory Café
  3. UWE Bristol Teddy Goes to Space

Best Fundraising Society

  1. City University London Islamic Society
  2. Aberystwyth University Community of Gamers
  3. University of East Anglia MedSoc
  4. FXU Islamic Society

Commitment to Participation

  1. University of Westminster Dance Society
  2. Leicester University Autistic Spectrum Society
  3. Sheffield Hallam University Geography Society
  4. Newcastle University MathSoc
  5. University of Hertfordshire Drama Society
  6. FXU Pole Society

Committee of the Year

  1. Sheffield Hallam University Geography Society
  2. Sheffield Hallam University HSU Theatre
  3. University of Lincoln Law Society

Best New Society

  1. De Montfort University Games Development Society
  2. University of Northampton Meditation Society
  3. Northumbria University Midwifery Society
  4. Newcastle Society

Best Student-led Event

  1. Bournemouth University Performing Arts Society
  2. Leicester University Polish Society National Congress
  3. Newcastle University Chinese New Year Gala
  4. St George’s University of London Fashion Show
  5. UWE Bristol National Student Scouts and Guides rally

Most Improved Society

  1. Northumbria University LGBT society
  2. Sheffield Hallam Geography Society
  3. University of Warwick Tap Dance Society
  4. Royal Holloway, University of London Law Society
  5. University of Bedfordshire Bulls TV
  6. King’s College London India Society
  7. University of East Anglia Erasmus Student Network

Best Enterprise Award

  1. London School of Economics Investment Society
  2. University of Kent Enactus Society
  3. Bedfordshire University Enactus Society
  4. Southampton Solent Enactus Society

Society of the Year

  1. University of Leeds Law Society
  2. Newcastle University Dance Society
  3. University of Exeter Wild Doc Society
  4. Northumbria University Dance Society
  5. Swansea University Christian Union Society

Sponsored bursary for outstanding contribution

  1. Matt Day – Bangor University
  2. Tooba Mushtaq – London School of Economics
  3. Annabel Le Lohe – Sheffield Hallam University
  4. Zain Ismail – City University London

You can buy tickets for the awards (hosted at UWESU in Bristol) here.



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