Thank you and congratulations NSA Winners!

On Friday 19 May University of Nottingham Students’ Union hosted the second annual National Societies Awards here in Nottingham.

With a record 271 nominations from 49 universities, this year has been a huge success and we want to thank everyone who nominated, was nominated or simply supported the awards, for being a part of the event.

Without further ado, we’re delighted to share the winners!


Best Society

Winner: SCRUBS – Surgical Society – University of Nottingham

Highly commended: Loughborough Space Society – Loughborough University

Best New Society

Winner: Loughborough Space Society – Loughborough University

Highly commended: City Tech Society – City University of London

Best Academic and Careers Society

Winner: English and Creating Writing Society (ECWS) – Aberystwyth University

Highly commended: UWE Bristol Occupational Therapy Society – University of the West of England

Best Arts and Performance Society

Winner: 3BUGS Fringe Theatre Society – University of Birmingham

Highly commended: Durham Instep Dance Society – Durham University

Best Campaigning Society

Winner: Leeds Women in Leadership – University of Leeds

Highly commended: Sexpression: Edinburgh – University of Edinburgh

Best Cultural and Faith Society

Winner: FXU Islamic Society – Falmouth and Exeter

Highly commended: NHSF Liverpool (Hindu Society) – University of Liverpool

Best Society Event

Winner: STORY, Durham Inter-collegiate Christian Union – Durham University

Highly commended: Spit Happens, Loughborough Marrow – Loughborough University

Best Hobby and Interest Society

Winner: Wild Doc Soc – Falmouth and Exeter

Highly commended: University of Derby Imagineers Society – University of Derby

Best Local Community Contribution

Winner: Teddy Bear Hospital – Keele University

Highly commended: Sustainability Society (BSL) – Aberystwyth University

Best Media Society

Winner: The Gryphon – University of Leeds

Highly commended: SUSUtv – University of Southampton

Most Improved Society

Winner: Loughborough Marrow – Loughborough University

Highly commended: Syria Solidarity Society – Queen Mary University of London

Best Volunteering and Charity Society

Winner: Aber UNICEF on Campus – Aberystywyth University

Highly commended: Nottingham Night Owls – University of Nottingham

Welfare and Inclusivity Award

Winner: Loughborough LGBT+ Association – Loughborough University

Highly commended: LGBT* Society – Northumbria University

Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution

Winner: Emma Beenham, British Sign Language (BSL) – Aberystwyth University

Winner: Victor Udeozor, Nigerian Student Society – University of Nottingham


Thank you again to everyone who took part and who came to the National Societies Awards in Nottingham, we hope you had an amazing time, and of course congratulations to all of our winners.

We would also like to say thank you again to our sponsors Red Oak RollerUniversity of Nottingham Careers and Employability Service, and NUS for helping make the event special for everyone, and to NUS for their support in making it happen.


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