Guild of Societies

Societies, Volunteering and Media Awards

Friday 12 May 2023, 5:30pm - 10pm

The Great Hall

Event Information

The Societies, Voluteering and Media Awards will be taking place on Friday 12th May 2023; an evening to celebrating the achievements of our Societies, Volunteering and Media groups this year. We are excited to be hosting our annual Societies, Volunteering and Media Awards back in person, for an unforgettable evening celebrating what has been an incredible year. 

Doors open at 5.30pm. 

Dress Code: Dress to impress

Ticket price includes half a pizza and half a bottle of wine, a welcome drink and the awards ceremony, plus a photographer to capture the evening. 

Thank you to everyone who nominated! The awards for this year are listed below, congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted this year!  

Society of the Year (Big): 

  • Ancient History, Archaeology and Conservation Society
  • Bioscience Society
  • BSL
  • Christian Union
  • CRITS
  • Cybersoc
  • FAD
  • Islamic Society
  • Labour Students Society
  • MedSoc
  • Nursoc
  • Spanish, Italian and Latin American Society
  • Taylor Swift Society
  • The 93% Club
  • Yoga Society

Society of the Year (Small):

  • Act One
  • African Caribbean Society
  • Coppafeel
  • Expression Dance Society
  • Feminist Society
  • Filipino Society
  • French Society
  • HEAL
  • Jewish Society
  • Malaysian Students Society
  • Marrow Society
  • ShowChoir
  • Sikh Society
  • STAR
  • Tamil Society
  • Wilderness and Expedition Medicine
  • Windband

Student Leader Award:

  • Alicia Pearson
  • Aurora Birklend
  • Easter Chan
  • Ellie Cooper and Haya Al-Sheikh
  • Grace Burden
  • Jessica Wray
  • Miah Hereford
  • Morgan Plumstead
  • Soyal Khedkar
  • Taylor Allsop

Best Newcomer:

  • Cocktail Society
  • Dr Who Society
  • Hooked
  • Sustainable Fashion Society
  • We Are Donors

Most Improved:

  • Cardiff Regular and Irregular Tabletop Society
  • CoppaFeel
  • Labour Students Society
  • Quench
  • Teddy Bear Hospital
  • Xpress Radio

 Outstanding Contribution:

  • Beth Williams
  • Christopher Grayson-Diamond
  • Ewein Howes
  • Jack Darlington
  • Lily Wharton-Frith
  • Madison Hutchinson
  • Marta Powell
  • Sophie Eardley
  • Sophie Louden
  • Zacchaeus Hayward

Outstanding Achievement:

  • Acapella
  • Bollywood Dance Society
  • eSports Society
  • Gair Rhydd
  • Tamil Society
  • Turkish Society

Event of the Year (Big):

  • Battle of the Bands Finale- Live Music Society
  • Beer and Cider Festival- Real Ale Society
  • Cardiff Comp – Broadway Dance Society
  • Chinese New Year- Chinese Society
  • Concert Band Festival- Windband
  • Langar on Campus- Sikh Society
  • Lover Fest – Taylor Swift Society
  • Mark Drakeford Guest Speaker Event- Labour Students Society

Event of the Year (Small):

  • Act One Hardcore 24 (act one, make a smile and CUTV)
  • Book Crawl- Book Club
  • Career Talks- Bioscience Society
  • Met by Moonlight- HDS
  • Trip to Edinburgh- Y Gym Gym
  • Trip to Florence- SILA

Collaboration of the Year:

  • Community Project Moot Fundraiser
  • Elections Hustings
  • Holi
  • Musical Theatre Clubnight
  • Nerd Varsity
  • Sign and Sing
  • Xpress Radio x Traffic DJ Society

Fundraisers of the Year:

  • Act One
  • Afghan Society Charity Week
  • Expression- Danceathon
  • Feminist Society- International Womens Day
  • ISOC Charity Week
  • Live Music Society Battle of the Bands
  • Refugee Rhythms - STAR
  • Turkish Society Earthquake Relief
  • University Boob Team- Boob Schools
  • Xpressmas – Xpress Radio

SLS of the Year:

  • Nightline
  • SHAG
  • Student Minds

Volunteering Project of the Year: 

  • Global Gardens
  • Make a Smile
  • The Pen Pal Scheme

Student Led Campaign of the Year:

  • Believe and Do Good – Islamic Society
  • Beyond Week – Christian Union
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Healthcare Selfcare – Healthcare Drama Society
  • Xpressmas – Xpress Radio

Heath Park Award:

  • ACMA (African Caribbean Medical Association)
  • CHIPS (Cardiff Healthcare International Perspectives)
  • MidSoc Committee
  • Nursoc Committee

Save a Society of the Year Award:

  • Afghan Society
  • Korean Society
  • Nepali Society
  • Photography Society
  • Plaid Cymru

Volunteer of the Year Award:

  • Catalina Popescu
  • Ki Wodehouse
  • Neha Gogana
  • Zach Beresford

Society of the Year (Activity and Appreciation) 

  • BSL
  • CRITS
  • Taylor Swift Society
  • Yoga Society

Society of the Year (Course Based) 

  • Ancient History, Archaeology and Conservation Society
  • Bioscience Society
  • CyberSoc
  • French Society
  • Spanish, Italian and Latin American Society

Society of the Year (Cultural and International) 

  • African Caribbean Society
  • Filipino Society
  • Malaysian Students Society
  • Tamil Society

Society of the Year (Discussion Campaigns and Awareness) 

  • CoppaFeel
  • Feminist Society
  • Marrow Society
  • STAR
  • The 93% Club

Society of the Year (Performance and Artistic) 

  • Act One
  • Expression Dance Society
  • FAD
  • Showchoir
  • Windband

Society of the Year (Political and Ideological) 

  • Christian Union
  • Islamic Society
  • Jewish Society
  • Labour Students Society
  • Sikh Society

Society of the Year (Heath Based) 

  • HEAL
  • MedSoc
  • Nursoc
  • Wilderness and Expedition Medicine

Other awards on the night:

  • Bronze Award
  • Silver Award
  • Gold Award
  • Platinum Award
  • Society Shield 
  • Guild of Societies Award 

Tickets are now on sale, so be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out, as you don't want to miss out on what will be a spectacular evening. 

Please ensure you have completed the Typeform once you have purchased your ticket to select your meal, any dieatry requirements and also the student group you would like to sit with. The Typeform can be found on the ticket reciept and here.

Tickets for this event are non-refundable.