Nominations for Society of the Year Awards 2020 are now closed. Voting will open on Tuesday 1st December.
The award categories
There are TEN awards up for grabs, which will be presented at our virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday 20th January 2021. Here are the categories:
(NEW) Commercial Awareness Award - sponsored by Marsh & McLennan Companies - for the society that has been dedicated to actively improving the commercial awareness of their society members and the wider student community. The society that achieves this award will be a key driving force for this on their campus, creating opportunities for students to make unique connections with and build their knowledge and analysis of city firms and the financial market.
Community Outreach Award - sponsored by Police Now - for the society that has given the most back to the university and wider community, whether through charity work, volunteering and offering support. They have a charitable outlook and have been able to achieve excellent results in their endeavours. (Last year’s award winners were Kent African-Caribbean Society).
Diversity and Inclusion Award - sponsored by PA Consulting - The Diversity and Inclusion Award for the society that has promoted inclusion at their university and has supported their members to discover future career opportunities. We're looking for a society that has helped their members get ahead with initiatives, events or by introducing them to mentors/influential figures. (Last year’s award winners were Warwick Women’s Engineering Society).
Entrepreneurship Award - for a society that has been expanding their reach, using new thinking and fresh ideas. They can demonstrate they have been creative when up against a problem or situation, and achieved their goals by doing things in a unique way. (Last year’s award winners were Warwick ENACTUS).
Environment Award - for a society that has done their most to raise awareness for environmental issues and has enacted positive change at their university. The society has effectively communicated key environmental challenges and taken steps to improve sustainability, within the student population. (Last year’s award winners were the intercollegiate Energy Journal).
Impact on Campus Award - sponsored by Accenture's Future Fund - for the society that has gone above and beyond to support their members and the wider university to achieve success, in terms of careers, development of new skills and personal growth. This society has demonstrated it can reach large groups of students and have a positive impact at their university. (Last year’s award winners were LSE Business and Investment Group).
Innovation Award - sponsored by Reed Smith - for the society that is using new technology and modern thinking on campus. They are supporting the university, students and possibly the wider community with their knowledge, expertise and/or their use of technology. No matter the purpose, we're looking for a society that is doing something a little different and successfully utilising modern technology. (Last year’s award winners were King’s IT & IP Law Society).
(NEW) Language and Culture Award - sponsored by AlphaSights - for the society dedicated to celebrating diversity through raising awareness and widening access to the range of different languages and cultures at their university. This society will be instrumental in consistently bringing the diverse range of languages and cultures on campus together through social and educational activities.
Wellbeing and sports award - sponsored by Teach First - for the society or sports club who has sought to raise awareness for wellbeing and/or encouraged greater participation in physical activity. The society can demonstrate how they’ve had an impact on the health of the university population and hit their targets. (Last year’s award winners were Nottingham Volleyball Club).
Women’s Society Award - sponsored by Bloomberg – for the female-focused society that is supporting female empowerment in the career space and upskilling their members. This society will be offering opportunity for women to prosper and build their network. (Last year’s award winners were The Black Women’s Project from University of Warwick).