Take a look at the specific criteria for each individual award.
These criteria serve as guidelines for evaluating and recognizing outstanding societies and their contributions.
Society of the Year:
Outstanding overall performance.
Demonstrated impact on the university or community.
High levels of engagement and participation.
Innovation and creativity in society activities.
Positive contributions to campus culture.
Best New Society:
Established within the last academic year.
Demonstration of rapid growth or progress.
Successful initiation of activities or events.
Clear vision and purpose.
Best Small Society:
Limited membership size (e.g., under 50 members).
High member engagement and satisfaction.
Consistent and meaningful activities or events.
Most Improved Society:
Demonstrable improvement in membership or engagement.
Positive changes in society activities or events.
Enhanced impact on campus or community.
Best Academic Society:
Promotes academic excellence and learning.
Offers valuable resources or opportunities for members.
Hosts insightful lectures, workshops, or discussions.
Commitment to Participation:
Encourages active member involvement.
Provides opportunities for leadership and skill development.
Recognizes and rewards dedicated members.
Event of the Year:
Exceptional planning and execution of a single event.
High attendance and positive feedback from attendees.
Impactful and memorable experience.
Campaign of the Year:
Successful execution of a noteworthy campaign.
Clear objectives and measurable outcomes.
Widespread support or engagement.
Committee of the Year:
Exceptional teamwork and collaboration within the committee.
Successful achievement of committee goals.
Positive impact on the society's mission.
Committee Member of the Year:
Outstanding individual contribution to the committee's success.
Leadership, dedication, and innovation.
Supportive and collaborative with fellow committee members.
Society Equality Award:
Promotes diversity and inclusion within the society.
Advocates for equality and social justice.
Takes tangible steps to create an inclusive environment.
Inter-Society Collaboration Award:
Demonstrated Collaboration: The society should have actively collaborated with other societies showing a commitment to fostering a sense of community and cooperation.
Impact and Innovation: The collaboration should have resulted in events, projects, or initiatives that made a positive impact on the university. Creativity and innovation in the collaboration will be considered.
The collaboration's potential for sustainability and its ability to create lasting connections and benefits within and beyond the societies involved.
Commitment to Wellbeing Award:
Mental and Physical Wellbeing Initiatives: The society should have organized events or programs that contribute to the mental and physical wellbeing of its members. This could include workshops, awareness campaigns, or activities promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Inclusivity: Evidence of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that prioritizes the wellbeing of all members, regardless of background, is important.
Community Support: The society's involvement in supporting members during challenging times, such as exams or stressful periods, will be considered.
Collaboration with our Support Services: if the society has collaborated with university wellbeing programs to enhance the overall support available to members.
Lasting Impact Award:
Achieves a sustained and meaningful impact over time.
Demonstrates a long-term commitment to its mission.
Leaves a legacy that benefits future generations.
Destined for Success Award:
Shows promise for continued growth and success.
Displays strong leadership and strategic planning.
Has a clear vision for the future.
Fundraising Society of the Year:
Successfully raises funds for charitable causes.
Demonstrates creativity in fundraising efforts.
Makes a significant impact on the chosen charities.
Greener Futures: Green Society of the Year:
Promotes sustainability and environmental awareness.
Implements eco-friendly practices and initiatives.
Educates and engages members in green initiatives.
Must be a final year student
Must have been a paid/registered member of the society for a minimum of two years OR has started a successful new society within the past year.
As an individual, has made high contribution to society activity, reputation and achievements.