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.
- Book Club
- BL Ophthalmology Society
- Criminal Justice
- Formula Student
BL Ophthalmology Society: The Societies Board commented how they felt that this society has reinvented themselves this year: they have put on frequent events, worked closely together as a committee, and has brought on an impressive social media presence this year. They adapted all their activities to a virtual platform, including hosting a whole conference online. They have also been amazing at securing sponsorships to help secure the future of the society and making an impact outside the university community by fundraising for charity. One testimonial quoted that the committee are “incredibly passionate, run very professionally and felt very organised”, and put on “a phenomenal series of talks and revision sessions”. On top of this, they have also GROWN their society, in a pandemic, by 255%!
Law Society: The second society the Societies Board wanted to highlight was Law Society. They have been incredibly professional have worked tirelessly to support their members, holding frequent events, collaborating with other societies and exploring the diversity of their field.
Dental Society: Although Dental Society wasn't shortlisted, the Societies Board wanted to commend their excellent work this year. They consistently perform at a high calibre due to the hard work put in by their committee, and particularly their President, who received a total of 22 strong nominations across our all our individual award categories. The Societies Board particularly enjoyed the work you have put into creating videos for new students joining the university.
Shortlist: (Volunteering Group)
SAMDA: SAMDA has continued to inspire a new generation of doctors and dentists via a revised and innovative package of online resources for sixth form students. Their YouTube channel has over received over 7,700 views, with each video reaching more than 300 people during the livestream, from audiences all over the globe.
Shortlist: (Student Media)
- Diaspora Speaks
Diaspora Speaks: Diaspora Speaks has won a few other Student Group awards as well as regional awards. They have uplifted and amplified people of colour. This outlet is brand new and the first of its kind here at QMSU, but they have already achieved so much in such a short space of time.