Societies Awards

The Society Awards is our way of recognising societies and individuals for their hard work and acheivements throughout the year. We've now released the shortlists for the awards that will take place on Thursday 24th March in the Old Library, Garrod Building on the Whitechapel Campus.

The shortlists and winners were decided by a judging panel made up of your elected Executive Officers.




Group Awards

This section is a list of all the group awards we have available, please read through all of these and decide which group you think is most deserving of any of these awards.

This award recognises societies that go above and beyond – whether through engaging events, promoting inclusive activity, championing sustainability or providing diverse opportunities.

Shortlist

  • BL Sign Language
  • BL Women in Healthcare
  • QM Theatre Company
  • Barts Academic Research Society
  • Dental Society
  • The Book Club

Winner: BL Women in Healthcare Society

Highly Commended: Book Club Society

This award recognises a group of students who have successfully put on an event that deserves to be celebrated.

Shortlist

  • BL LGBT+ Society
  • SAMDA
  • QMTC
  • Surgical Society
  • BL Dance Society

Winner: BL Surgical Society

Highly Commended: BL Dance Society

This award recognises a group of students who have successfully put on a campaign that deserves to be celebrated.

Shortlist

  • Public Health and Preventative Medicine
  • QM AhlulBayt Society

Winner: QM Ahlulbayt Society

Public Health and Preventative Medicine Society

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 or academia.

Shortlist

  • Banking & Finance Society
  • BL Paediatrics Society
  • BL Women in Healthcare
  • Barts Academic Research Society
  • BL Sign Language

Winner: Banking & Finance Society

Highly Commended: Barts Academic Research Society

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.

Shortlist

  • BL Women in Healthcare
  • QM Law Society
  • QM Theatre Company
  • BL Sexual and Reproductive Health Society
  • The 93% Club

Winner: Queen Mary Theatre Company

This award celebrates the smaller student groups (4 committee members or less) who make a big impact on the students they deliver activity for.

Shortlist

  • BL Sign Language
  • Retrospective Society
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Society
  • Sober Socials
  • QM Salsa Society

Winner: BL Sign Language Society

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.

Shortlist

  • ELSA
  • AhlulBayt Society
  • BL Dental Society

Winner: European Law Students' Association (ELSA)

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 or climate change.

Shortlist

  • Engineers without Borders
  • Sustain@BL
  • Environmental Society
  • Banking and Finance Society

Winner: Engineers Without Borders

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.

Shortlist

  • ELSA
  • Book Club
  • BL Women in Healthcare
  • QM Polish Society

Winner: QM Polish Society




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.

Shortlist

  • Edmund Sim Wea Chung - BL Sign Language
  • Varvara Evgeniou - BL Dance Society
  • Saima Syed - Barts Academic Research Society
  • Parmis Vafapour - BL Women in Healthcare
  • Simran Kaur Sanghera- BL Dental Society
  • Jathursha Suresh- BL Dental Society

Winner: Parmis VafaPour - BL Women in Healthcare Society

Highly Commended: Edmund Sim Wea Chung - BL Sign Language Society

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.

Shortlist

  • Lara Schmitt - BL Women in Healthcare
  • Yehuda Zev Hudges - QM Formula Student
  • Cassia Dexter - Sober Socials
  • Aditya Mehan - QM Indian Society
  • Ciaran Gray - QM Formula Student
  • Jathursha Suresh - BL Dental Society

Winner: Lara Scmitt - BL Women in Healthcare Society

Highly Commended: Cassia Dexter - Sober Socials Society

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.

Shortlist

  • Giulia Olayemi - BL Women in Healthcare
  • Ciaran - QM Formula Student
  • Cassia Dexter - Sober Socials
  • Ishana Rhea Ramtohul - Salsa Society
  • Nicola - Sober Socials
  • Alexandra Craveiro - QM Theatre Company

Winner: Ishan Rhea Ramtohul - Salsa Society

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.

Shortlist

  • Ben Brindley - Commercial Awareness Society
  • Sabeeha Bahtti - Sober Socials

Winner: Ben Brindley - QM Commercial Awareness Society

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.

Shortlist

  • Asmah Omrani - Barts Refugee Crisis Foundation
  • Saima Syed - Barts Academic Research Society

Winner: Ashmah Omrani - Barts Refugee Crisis Foundation

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.

Shortlist

  • Rachel Lee - BL Women in Healthcare
  • Faizan Sheikh - QM Formula Student
  • Tia Archer - QM African-Caribbean Society

Winner: Rachel Lee - BL Women in Healthcare Society

Highly Commended: Tia Archer, QM African-Caribbean Society

Shortlist

  • Victoria Ajileye, BL African Caribbean Society
  • Aikaterini (Kalli) Vekrelli, Salsa Society

Winner: Victoria Ajileye - BL African Caribbean Society

Highly Commended: Aikaterini (Kalli) Vekrelli - Salsa Society

For shortlists and further information for our other student group awards please go to:

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