Are you one of the UK's best societies?

The National Societies Awards was formed in 2016 at UWE to celebrate the very best student societies in the UK, the top dogs, the crème de la crème.

For 2017, we’re building on last year’s success by making the event even bigger, with 14 categories up for grabs.

Join us at the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham on May 19th 2017 for this year’s ceremony sponsored by NUS and Red Oak Roller, to celebrate the amazing work, drive, and determination from around the country, and champion the best on offer.

It could be your night!

 

The Event

To start the day, we’ll be hosting a series of informal networking and information sessions for all attending the Awards later in the evening.

There will then be plenty of time between the sessions and the awards ceremony to give you plenty of time to get back to your accommodation and to get ready for the main event.

If you'd like to stay up to date with the latest information regarding the National Societies Awards, please visit the sign-up form to register your interest.

 
 

Our sponsors

We would like to thank Red Oak Roller for sponsoring the National Societies Award 2017. Year on year, they have delivered quality clothing for our societies and students groups, and we’re proud to have them as our headline sponsor.

As well as supporting the event, Red Oak Roller will also provide trophies for each award and FREE tote bags for every nomination.

You can find out more about their services at redoakroller.co.uk

 
Univesity of Nottingham Logo

The University of Nottingham Careers and Employability Service are proud to sponsor the Best Academic and Careers Society Award.

Enhancing the prospects of our students and graduates is at the heart of what we do, so we are delighted to support the recognition of students who have excelled at offering academic and employability experiences to their members.

 
 

Winners

Click on each category below to see the societies winners for each award:

  • Best Society
  • Best Local Community Contribution
  • Best Society Event
  • Best Cultural and Faith Society
  • Best Arts and Performance Society
  • Best Media Society
  • Best Hobby and Interest Society
  • Best Academic and Careers Society
  • Best Volunteering and Charity Society
  • Best Campaigning Society
  • Most Improved Society
  • Best New Society
  • Welfare and Inclusivity Award
  • Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution

Best Society

This award is given to the society considered to be the best group in the United Kingdom.

Winner

  • University of Nottingham - SCRUBS Surgical Society

Highly Commended

  • Loughborough University - Loughborough Space Society

Best Local Community Contribution

This is for a student group that has run a tangible initiative to benefit local people (including students and non-students) where they live.

Winner

  • Keele University - Teddy Bear Hospital

Highly Commended

  • Aberystwyth University - Sustainability Society (SustSoc)

Best Society Event

This award is given to the society who runs the best event.

Winner

  • Durham University - Durham Inter-Collegiate Christian Union - STORY

Highly Commended

  • Loughborough University - Loughborough Marrow - Spit Happens

Best Cultural and Faith Society

This award is given to the society that most successfully celebrates a culture or faith across the year. This includes faith groups or any group that defines itself as celebrating a culture.

Winner

  • Falmouth and Exeter - FXU Islamic Society

Highly Commended

  • University of Liverpool - NHSF Liverpool (Hindu Society)

Best Arts and Performance Society

This award is given to the society that most successfully encourages either participation or performance in the arts, and is for both recreational and competitive groups.

Winner

  • University of Birmingham - 3BUGS Fringe Theatre Company

Highly Commended

  • Durham University - Durham Instep Dance Society

Best Media Society

This award is given to the society that has consistently across the year delivered the best media output.

Winner

  • University of Leeds - The Gryphon

Highly Commended

  • University of Southampton - SUSUtv

Best Hobby and Interest Society

This award is given to the society that has best represented their hobby or interest to students at their institution or across the country, and covers both competitive and recreational groups.

Winner

  • Falmouth and Exeter - Wild Doc Soc

Highly Commended

  • University of Derby - University of Derby Imagineers Society

Best Academic and Careers Society

This award is given to the society that has tried to improve the academic or employability experience for their members across the whole academic year. Examples of this would include societies that focus on giving students help with their studies through arranging guest lectures, or improving their employability prospects by inviting potential employers to networking events with students.

Winner

  • Aberystwyth University - English and Creative Writing Society (ECWS)

Highly Commended

  • University of the West of England - UWE Bristol Occupational Therapy Society

Best Volunteering and Charity Society

This award is given to the society that has made the best positive impact through volunteering or charity work in their area.

Winner

  • Aberystwyth University - Aber UNICEF on Campus

Highly Commended

  • University of Nottingham - Nottingham Night Owls

Best Campaigning Society

This award is given to the society that has made the best campaigning contribution in their local area or institution.

Winner

  • University of Leeds - Leeds Women in Leadership

Highly Commended

  • University of Edinburgh - Sexpression:Edinburgh

Most Improved Society

This award is given to the society considered to have improved the most this academic year.

Winner

  • Loughborough University - Loughborough Marrow

Highly Commended

  • Queen Mary University of London - Syria Solidarity Society

Best New Society

This award is for the best new society considered to have gone the extra mile since affiliation (in the past 12 months).

Winner

  • Loughborough University - Loughborough Space Society

Highly Commended

  • City University of London - City Tech Society

Welfare and Inclusivity Award

This award is given to the society that has run an event/series of events or a project to improve the welfare of members within the group. This award is particularly for the initiative itself, so may recognise a collaboration between groups.

Winner

  • Loughborough University - Loughborough LGBT+ Association

Highly Commended

  • Northumbria University - LGBT* Society

Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution

This award is for a committee member who has gone above and beyond in delivery of their role, and have really driven a significant change or achievement in the society throughout the year to help ensure smooth running and continued success.

Winners

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

Tickets are £40 and include afternoon sessions held at University Park campus, your entry and drink on arrival at the awards ceremony, 3-course dinner and entertainment.

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Travel

There are regular trams and buses between University Park campus and Nottingham city centre following the afternoon sessions.

You can find timetables at:
Trams - Nottingham Express Transport
BusNottingham City Transport

We have a partnership with taxi company DG Taxis if you require a taxi service during your time in Nottingham.

Accommodation

We’ve arranged a discounted price with our host venue, Crowne Plaza which you can find out how to use by contacting us on nsa17@nottingham.ac.uk

Alternatively, Nottingham has lots of accommodation options across the city, which you can view at booking.com.