Society & Volunteering Awards

***Nominations have now closed for the Society and Volunteering Awards.***

The annual Society and Volunteering Awards celebrate the fantastic achievements of our Societies and Volunteering groups, as well as the individuals involved in them throughout the academic year. 

This academic year we look forward to a spectacular evening at the Park Inn Hotel on the 27th April 2018. The event will feature live music and a fabulous three-course meal, with a photography team to capture every moment. 

The award recipients are nominated by students and winners are chosen by a panel made up of elected student officers – both Sabbatical and Part-time officers – as well as University and Students’ Union staff.

Winners are shortlisted and then announced at the annual Society & Volunteering Awards.


Tickets for 2018 are on sale now. Go to events to book.


The following are the award categories for 2017/2018:


  • Most Improved Society 2017/18
  • Event of the Year 2017/18 
  • Best Society 2017/18: Cultural, International and Faith
  • Best Society 2017/18: Arts and Recreational
  • Best Society 2017/18: Academic, Representation and Campaign
  • Committee member of the Year 2017/18 
  • Society Personality of the Year 2017/18


  • Volunteer Social Enterprise Project of the Year 2017/18
  • Volunteer Social Enterprise Event of the Year 2017/18
  • Individual Volunteer Enterprise Leader of the Year 2017/18


  • Outstanding Contribution in 2017/18
  • Changemaker Award 2017/18
  • Best Charity Fundraising Effort of the Year 2017/18


To submit a nomination for youself / your society / volunteering group / member then please visit the Nomination page.


S&V Awards Winners 2016/2017

Nomination Categories:


Most Improved Society 2016/17 - Romanian Society

Event of the Year 2016/17  - The Doctor Who Summit (Doctor Who Society)

Best Society 2016/17: Cultural, International and Faith - Romanian Society

Best Society 2016/17: Arts and Recreational - Meditation Society

Best Society 2016/17: Academic, Representation and Campaign - Meditation Society

New Society of the Year 2016/17  - Geography Society

President of the Year 2016/17  - Chetak Nangare (Mediation Society)

Society Personality of the Year 2016/17 – Anca Gigui (Romanian Society) 

Changemaker Award 2016/17 - Media & Journalism Society


Outstanding Contribution in 2016/17 – 

Abdellah Maachou (Buddies)

Anca Gigiu (Romanian Society)

Anca Mandache (Salsa Society)

Chetak Nangare (Meditation Society)

Daniel Hart (NU Radio)

Emily Ward (Nightline Development)

Kimberly Nguyen (Economics Society)

Krish Gandhi (Doctor Who Society)

Lauren Hamper (Coppafeel)

Marc Foster (Doctor Who)

Maria Mahmood (Islamic Society)

Myles Litchmore (Economics Society)

Natasha Bayes (Foodbank)

Nina Castravet (Romanian Society)

Philomena Manning (Harry Potter Society)

Rebecca Niblett (NU Radio)

Robert Ambridge (Auto-Circle Spectrum Society)

Shweta Asnani Keswani (Buddies & Meditation Society)

Sonny Sefa (Law Society)

Stephanie Nixon (Auto-Circle Spectrum Society & Foodbank)


Volunteering Groups:

Best Charity Fundraising Effort of the Year 2016/17- Islamic Society

Volunteer Social Enterprise Project of the Year 2016/17 – Nightline

Volunteer Social Enterprise Event of the Year 2016/17 – Coppafeel

Individual Volunteer Enterprise Leader of the Year 2016/17 - Shweta Asnani Keswani