On Tuesday 21 March, societies, volunteering groups, University of Edinburgh staff, Edinburgh University Students' Association staff and guests came together at the Assembly Rooms, George Street, and celebrated the achievements of societies and volunteering groups over the last year.

 

 

It was a fantastic evening full of celebration, live entertainment and glamour!

 

 

 

~ The 2017 awards about to begin ~

 

 

 

~ Bhangra Crew ~

 

 

 

~ A Cappella ~

 

 

 

~ Footlights ~

 

 

 

~ Swing Society ~

 

 

Over December 2016 to February 2017, we received a staggering total of more than 450 nominations for each of the categories. To us, everyone involved in Student Activities is a winner! It was very difficult to shortlist each categories nominations and choosing the winner was even harder! 

 

We had a fantastic night and we're really looking forward to doing it all again next year! Keep an eye out for tickets going on sale for next year's awards in March 2018!

 

 

 

A volunteer who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty.

They put in a lot of time, either in direct delivery of projects or in behind the scenes organisation and running of projects.

This Volunteer is always keen to get stuck in, lead innovation and contribute to group cohesion.

 

~ Shortlist  ~

Hannah Crosby-Wood, Edinburgh Global Partnerships

Lorna MacFarlane, Advice Place

Max Cumming, Edinburgh Global Partnerships

Oliver Glick, SHRUB

Colin Irving, Patient Outreach Project

 

~ Runner Up  ~

Lorna MacFarlane, Advice Place

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Hannah Crosby-Wood, Edinburgh Global Partnerships

 

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Jon Betts

Children's Holiday Venture

 

 

 

 

This award recognises that stellar quality of certain society members. 

 

~ Shortlist  ~

Alex Nield, Classics Society

Brittany Serafin, Edinburgh University History Society

Lisa Burnside, Wind Band

Sarah Lamb, Footlights

Tiyah Hernandez, Exchange 360

 

 

~ Runner Up  ~

Lisa Burnside, Wind Band

 

~ Winner  ~

Brittany Serafin, Edinburgh University History Society

 

 

 

 

A committee member who is the best at leading, managing and supporting their society members.

They have good communication with the communities they work with, are responsive and a thoughtful listener to their group and react well to feedback,

whether positive or negative. They are constantly looking to improve and develop their society, and have put in exceptional work to achieve this.

 

~ Shortlist  ~

Amy Martin, Language Society

Christina Kattami, Economics Society

Eve Thomas-Davies, A Cappella Society

Morgan Boharski, LAMPS

Ruby Trudgen, History Society

 

~ Runner Up  ~

Ruby Trudgen, History Society

 

~ Winner  ~

Eve Thomas-Davies, A Cappella Society

 

 

 
 
 

The committee member who is the best at leading, managing and supporting their volunteers.

They have good communication with the communities they work with, are responsive and a thoughtful listener to their group and react well to feedback,

whether positive or negative. They are constantly looking to improve and develop their group, and have put in exceptional work to achieve this.

 

~ Shortlist  ~

Alex St Clair, Best Buddies

Cathy Kitchen, Best Buddies

Calum Mackie, Children’s Holiday Venture 

Hannah Milligan, Edinburgh Outreach Archaeology Project

Georgie Popov, Enactus Edinburgh 

 

~ Runner Up  ~

Hannah Milligan, Edinburgh Outreach Archaeology Project

 

~ Winner  ~

Calum Mackie, Children’s Holiday Venture 

 

 

 
 
An event which has gone above and beyond expectations that has inspired people, thrilled audiences or participants and really made an effort
to get others involved. 
 
~ Shortlist  ~

Political Union and North American Society, US Election Night Party

Edinburgh University Baking Society, Afternoon Tea Party

European Union Society, Scotland’s Future in the EU

Swing Dance, University of Swing

Young Scientific Researchers, Cancer Research UK Support Week

 

~ Runner Up  ~

European Union Society, Scotland’s Future in the EU

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Political Union and North American Society, US Election Night Party

 

 

 
 
A group all about having a good time and ensuring your members truly enjoy their experience.
‘Most Wecloming Group’ is for those who stand out in creating that community feeling all groups should strive for.
 
 
~ Shortlist  ~

Best Buddies

Debates Union

Exchange 360

Footlights

History Society

 

~ Runner Up  ~

History Society

 

~ Winner  ~

Debates Union
 
 
 
 
 

A new society that has been registered after March 2016.

This award recognises where a new group has kicked off their Students' Association journey with a bang!

 

~ Shortlist  ~

Immunology Society

Make Up and Special Effects Society

Sexpression

Surgical Society

Taiwanese Student Society 

 

~ Runner Up  ~

Surgical Society

 

~ Winner  ~

Sexpression

 

 

 
 

These are the qualities we look for in our student groups here at Edinburgh Students' Associtioan and we are looking to reward

the group we feel has best embodied these attributes over the past year. A group that has given its all in reaching out to new people,

expanding horizons, enriching members’ experience and showcasing all the very best which you have to offer consistently throughout the year.

 

~ Shortlist  ~

Academic

Economics Society

Edinburgh Political Union

History Society

History of Art Society

HypED

 

~ Winner  ~

History Society

 

 

 

Arts & Performance

Edinburgh University Footlights

EUTV

The Edinburgh Revue

Photography Society

Wind Band

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Television Society (EUTV)

 

 

 

 

Community & Campaigning

Amnesty International Society

Edinburgh University Global Partnerships

First Aid Africa

Medical Aid International Society

Save the Children 

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Amnesty International Society

 

 

 

Interest & Appreciation

Baking Society

Harry Potter Society

Make Up and Special Effects Society 

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Harry Potter Society

 

 

 

International, Faith & Multicultural

Africa Society

Islamic Society

North American Society

Taiwanese Student Society

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Islamic Society

 

 

 

Political, Skills & Finance

Buchanan Institute

Debates Union

Conservative and Unionist Society

Edinburgh University Trading and Investment Club

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Buchanan Institute

 

 

 

Volunteering Groups

Arts & Heritage

Best Buddies

Children’s Holiday Venture

Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project

Patient Outreach Project

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Best Buddies

 

 

 

~ Winner  ~

Islamic Society