On Monday 26 March, Societies, student groups, University of Edinburgh staff, Edinburgh University Students' Association staff and guests came together at the Assembly Rooms, George Street, to celebrate the achievements of Societies and student groups over the last year.

 

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

 

 

~ Drum Soc ~

 


~ Footlights ~

 


~ Bhangra Crew ~

 


~ A Cappella ~

 

This year, we received a staggering total of more than 890 nominations across all categories. To us, everyone involved in Student Activities is a winner!
With such a fantastic range of nominations, it was very difficult to shortlist each category's nominations and selecting the winner was even harder! 

Have a look at the Activities Awards 2018 results below!

 

 

 

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 ~

Cameron Kenworthy – Dirty Weekenders Conservation Volunteers
Jorge Maicas Royo – Home Link Family Support
Lizzie Rhoades – Dirty Weekenders
Marc Walton – Edinburgh Family Support Team  
     Phoebe Jones – Project Sanitree - Enactus

 

~Runner Up~

Jorge Maicas Royo – Home Link Family Support

 

~Winner~
   Phoebe Jones – Project Sanitree - Enactus

 

 

 

This award recognises that stellar quality of certain Society members. 

 

~ Shortlist ~

Caitlin Wright – Modern Dance Society
Connie Osborne – Footlights
Katherine Etchells – Pole Dancing Society
Paul Sinclair – Folk Society
Polly Smythe – The Student
 

~Runner Up~

Polly Smythe – The Student

 

~Winner~

Paul Sinclair – Folk Society

 

 

 

~Winner~

Morven Bell – Wind Band

 

 

 

The 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 ~

Chris Lightfoot – The Student
Danielle Hall – FreshAir
Libby Chatterton Dickson – Blood, Bone Marrow and Transplant Society
Nicola Scott-Dodd – Children’s Holiday Venture
Polly Smythe – The Student
 

~Runner Up~

Chris Lightfoot – The Student

 

~Winner~

Danielle Hall – FreshAir
 
 
 
A special event this year which has inspired people, thrilled audiences or participants, and really made an effort
to get others involved!
 
 
~ Shortlist ~

Feminist Society and Islamic Society – Muslim Women in the 21st Century: A Panel Discussion
Latin American Society, Mexican Society, Chilean Society, Salsa Society – Latin American Week
Modern Dance Society – Dance Off
South Asian Students’ Association – Diwali 2017
Swing Dance Society – University of Swing
 

~Runner Up~

Swing Dance Society – University of Swing

 

~Winner~

South Asian Students’ Association – Diwali 2017
 
 
 
A Society that is all about having a good time and ensuring your members truly enjoy their experience.
‘Most Wecloming Society’ is for those who stand out in creating that community feeling all groups should strive for.
 
 
~ Shortlist ~

Arabic Bellydancing Society
Bhangra Crew
Harry Potter Society
Islamic Society
Swing Dance Society
 

~Runner Up~

Islamic Society

 

~Winner~

Swing Dance Society
 
 
 

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

A group that has excelled in their first year and made a special effort to reach out to members and make yourself known on campus.

 

~ Shortlist ~

Blood, Bone Marrow and Transplant Society
Music Outreach Society
Women in Business Society

 

~Winner~

Blood, Bone Marrow and Transplant Society

 

 

 

This is the award for the most outstanding volunteering project. The project is well run, addresses a gap, has had a large positive impact, is creative and sustainable, as well as brings something excellent to the community, and makes a real, measurable difference.

 

~ Shortlist ~

Dirty Weekenders Conservation Volunteers
Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project
Edinburgh Nightline
Holyrood Proofreading
 

~Runner Up~

Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project

 

~Winner~

Dirty Weekenders Conservation Volunteers
 
 

 

This award recognizes a social enterprise project registered with the Students’ Association that has had a significant impact on the community it works with. Great social enterprise projects generate profits with a charitable mission, whether that be developing skills for vulnerable community members, reducing environmental impact, or selling eco-friendly products with social benefits. 

 

~ Shortlist ~

Edinburgh Candle Company - Enactus
Edinburgh Textile Collective
Hearty Squirrel Food Cooperative
Palma Soap - Enactus
Project Sanitree - Enactus
 

~Runner Up~

Palma Soap - Enactus

 

~Winner~

Project Sanitree - Enactus
 
 
 

~ Shortlist ~

Emma Penney – RAG
Greg Bunting – RAG
Tatsu Kato – UNICEF on Campus Society
 

~Winner~

Greg Bunting – RAG

 

 
 

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

Chemistry Society
Economics Society
Edinburgh Political Union
History Society
HYPED
 

~Winner~

History Society

 

 

ARTS AND PERFORMANCE

Bhangra Crew
EUTV
FreshAir
Modern Dance Society
Swing Dance Society
 

~Winner~

Bhangra Crew

 

 

COMMUNITY AND CAMPAIGNING

Amnesty International Society
Edinburgh Global Partnerships
MedAID for International Need
Save the Children Society
Sexpression
 

~Winner~

Sexpression

 

 

INTEREST AND APPRECIATION

Baking Society
Chocolate Society
Harry Potter Society
Murder Mystery Society
Tolkien Society
 

~Winner~

Murder Mystery Society

 

 

INTERNATIONAL, FAITH AND MULTICULTURAL

African Caribbean Society
Islamic Society
Jewish Society
Latin American Society
South Asian Students’ Association

 

~Winner~

Latin American Society

 

 

POLITICAL, SKILLS AND FINANCE

Debates Union
Marxist Society
Model United Nations Society
TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh
The Buchanan Institute
 

~Winner~

Debates Union

 

 

VOLUNTEERING

Best Buddies Edinburgh
Children’s Holiday Venture
Dirty Weekenders Conservation Volunteers
Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project
Teddy Bear Hospital
 

~Winner~

Dirty Weekenders Conservation Volunteers
 
 
 
 
~Winner~
History Society