Societies Ball took place on Friday 4th May at the Britannia Hotel in Nottingham, and once again it was an outstanding evening showing how talented your Students’ Union societies really are!
2011-2012 has been a great year for societies. Many awards have been won, new and adventurous trips have been implemented and we’ve managed to get considerably more people involved in the society body than ever before. Over 14,300 in fact!
As well as celebrating all these fantastic achievements, there was also a chance for societies to showcase what they are really good at; with performances from Magic Soc, Latin and Ballroom Society, Dance Soc, Moonlighters Big Band (Blow Soc) and Revival Gospel Choir. Music was also provided by DJs from URN, as well as the winner of this year's Notts Got Talent competition, Tiger Blood, and 2011 competitor, Elias.
Awards were presented to those societies who have really shone this year; here are the highlights:
Best SU Homepage
Best Inter-Society Collaboration
Asian Cultural – Kanga
Collaborated with Hindu Society, Break Soc, Africultural & Capoeira
Debating Union – Trip to Manilla, the Philippines
J-Soc - Jewish Society Fundraising Initiative - £1300
Nottingham Entrepreneurs - The Apprentice Challenge 2012
Best Performance Event
Musicality - Curtains
Most Improved Society
Best Departmental society
French & German Society
Activities Officer Award
A number of societies were also presented with their STARS Gold Award status. This accolade recognises societies that have been outstanding throughout the year and are the groups that really have gone the extra mile - achieving very high standards within their aims and objectives and going out of their way to give their members the best possible experience. Those students who have made an outstanding contribution to their society this year were also presented with Individual Awards.
For a full list of award winners have a look at the programme for the evening.
Want to see some photos from the evening? Have a look at the albums on the Students' Union Facebook page and the Societies Facebook page
A huge congratulations to all the winners and to all our societies for their hard work this year!