Student Group Awards 2023/2024

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Societies Awards

The Societies Awards give you all the opportunity to nominate your society or an individual without your society to get recognised for their hard work throughout the year.  Please read all the awards carefully and submit your nominations by Monday 18th March 2024 (9am) to be considered. 

The application process is simple. You will need to download the blank application form for the awards from the relevant award section. For example, go to ‘Society of the Year’, find the nomination form, and then fill in the relevant gaps. Please note, you can only use one form per submission, so please use separate application forms if you are nominating for multiple awards. Once you have completed the nomination form, you will need to submit via this form.

Once the deadline has passed, a judging panel made up of Executive Officers will make a shortlist and pick a winner. The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 28th March 2024

Once you have filled it in, please upload it to the google form below, where will be collating the responses.   

For guidance, click HERE to see an award-winning application.

Society Awards Nomination Upload: https://forms.gle/7Vp6p945V2x8KaWW9  

Please read all of our available awards below:  

 

Group

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.

Society of the Year - This award recognises societies/ volunteering groups that go above and beyond – whether through engaging events, promoting inclusive activity, championing sustainability or providing diverse opportunities.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Outstanding Event or Campaign of the Year - This award recognises a group of students who have successfully put on an event or campaign that deserves to be celebrated. 

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Outstanding Collaboration Event - This award recognises a group of students who have successfully collaborated with another student group or student rep to put on a successful event.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Academic or Professional Development Award - 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.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Diversity and Inclusion Award - 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.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Small Group with a Big Impact Award - This award celebrates the smaller student groups (4 committee members or less) who make a big impact on the students they deliver activity for. 

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Wellbeing Award - 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.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Sustainability Impact Award (Society) - 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. 

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Student Community Award - This will be awarded to the student group who has proved they value their members and have built a strong community.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Best Newcomer - This award celebrates a group that has either been restarted or newly formed since September 2023. In this first year, they will have successfully established themselves as a group by providing a variety of exciting opportunities for students and building an engaged member base.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Individual

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:

Commitment Award - 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.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Communication Award - 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. 

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Community Award - 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.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Innovator Award - 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. 

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Positive Impact Award - 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.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Professional Award - 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.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Wellbeing Award - 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.

Click HERE to access the nomination form.

Student Media Awards

The Student Media Awards recognises individuals and Student Media outlets for their hard work and achievements throughout the year. The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 28th March 2024. Please read all the awards carefully and submit your nominations by Monday 18th March (9am) to be considered. 

Once the deadline has passed, a judging panel made up of Executive Officers will make a shortlist and pick a winner.

To apply, simply click HERE for the Student Media Awards submission form and complete your nomination.

Group

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.

Student Media Outlet of the Year - Awarded to a Student Media Outlet that has provided a wide range of opportunities for members to gain media skills and experience, while building a strong sense of community within their outlet. The outlet will have also regularly informed and entertained the Queen Mary community to a high standard over the course of the year.

Diversity and Inclusion Award - Awarded to a Student Media Outlet 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.

Sustainability Impact Award (Student Media) - Awarded to Student Media Outlet 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.

Individual

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:

Contributor of the Year - Awarded to an individual who has gone above and beyond in their role for their Student Media Outlet. They will have made a particularly outstanding contribution to Student Media throughout the academic year.

Feature of the Year - Awarded to an individual or group of individuals who have written or produced a particularly notable piece of content in any media format.

Positive Impact Award - 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. 

Student Group Trophy Awards 

The Trophy Awards are back!

The Trophy Awards are our end-of-year award scheme for Queen Mary Students’ Union's affiliated societies, student media outlets and volunteering groups. The award scheme intends to recognise your student group’s accomplishments over the academic year and rewards your hard work. 

Submissions for the Student Group Trophy Awards 2024 are now open. The deadline to send us your submissions is Monday 18th March 2024, and we will only be accepting one submission per student group. Trophy Award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 28th March 2024. 

Our point-based criteria form the basis of the Student Group Trophy Awards. Student groups will earn points for completing each criteria in the submission form. To recognise your hard work, groups could be rewarded with a Bronze, Silver or Gold Trophy depending on the number of points accumulated. 

 

Trophy 

Points needed 

Bronze 

100 

Silver 

140 

Gold 

180 

 

 

Trophy Awards Information pack: Student Group Trophy Awards Information Pack 2023-24

 

Gold society example application: Trophy Awards Gold Award Submission Example

 

Trophy Award Evidence Template: Trophy Awards Submission Template  

 

Trophy Awards Submission Form: Submission form 

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