The Student Group Awards

The Student Group Awards is our end-of-year award scheme for Queen Mary Students’ Union affiliated societies, student media outlets and volunteering groups. The award scheme intends to recognise the accomplishments that your student group has had in the past academic year, and to reward your hard work. You can find out more about this Award scheme in our Information pack below.

If you are a student group committee member, you can register your student group for the Awards scheme below.

If you are student, you can tell us about what our student groups have meant to you this academic year as well as nominate an individual committee member through the forms below.

You can nominate an individual for their hard work through the form below:

Information Pack Register your Student Group Your Student Group experience Nominate a Committee Member


Baseline Award: The Trophies

At the base of our Student Group Awards, is our point-based criteria. Student groups will earn points for completing each criteria. Depending on how many points a student group earn, student groups could be rewarded with a bronze, silver or gold trophy to recognise their hard work.

Trophy Points needed
Bronze 100
Silver 140
Gold 180


Additional Awards

We know that some student groups will have excelled in certain areas that our list of criteria only touches upon. So, to reward your student group for going above and beyond, we also have the following awards available:

This will be awarded to a student group who have promoted an environment that welcomes all students, that combats discrimination and prejudice, and remains committed in representing the diverse student body of Queen Mary University.

This will be awarded to the student group who has adapted the best to online activity and continued to provide members with activities, events, and a community that they can engage with from the comfort of their own home.

This will be awarded to a student group that has been affiliated between March 2020 and February 2021 and has exceeded expectations and shown commitment to future development.

This will be awarded to a student group who has made a positive impact on the world around them through activities seeking to address global challenges such as environmental sustainability, inequality, climate change, peace and justice.

This will be awarded to a student group who has continued to promote their members personal development and has organised a range of informative and engaging activities/events centred around employability.

This will be awarded to the student group who has proved they value their members and have built a strong community. There are two awards in this category, to recognise our different communities: Mile End students, BL students.

This will be awarded to a student group who has continued to promote their members wellbeing and has organised a range of engaging activities/events to support students.

You will not be able to nominate yourself for this award, instead this will be awarded to the society, student media outlet, and volunteering group which has made a massive contribution to the student experience and has organised a wide range of events, activities and achieved their objectives and targets set in their development plans. This will be decided by the relevant sub-committee, taking in your evidence and any nominations submitted into consideration.

Individual Committee Member Awards

We also know that behind each student group, is a number of a committee members working hard to deliver their group alongside their studies and personal lives. To recognise this, we also have individual awards available:

As a committee member, students are required to balance their university work, personal lives and student group activities. This will be awarded to the committee member who has committed themselves to their student group despite personal challenges.

This will be awarded to a committee member who has used their communication skills to effectively promote their student group and to collaborate effectively within their student group. They will have listened carefully to the perspectives of other individuals.

This will be awarded to the committee member who has worked well within their committee, through acting with integrity and fairness. They will have shown respect for their members and taken responsibility.

This will be awarded to a committee member who has used critical and creative thinking to address challenges that their student group has faced this academic year.

This will be awarded to the committee member who has reflected on the world around them and used this to create a positive environment. They will have striven to make their student group inclusive, diverse and sought to address external challenges such as environmental sustainability, inequality, climate change, peace and justice.

This will be awarded to the committee member who knows Queen Mary Students’ Union’s policies like the back of their hand! They can’t get enough of training, and always work to make sure that their student group adheres to procedures to be the best they can be.

This will be awarded to the committee member who has strived to make a positive difference in the lives of the Queen Mary student body through the work of their student group. They will have promoted a positive and inclusive environment, through empathy and compassion.