National Societies Awards 2018 - Shortlist

Here is the shortlist for the National Societies Awards 2018. With over 600 nominations submitted for this year's award, anyone listed here should fee incredibly proud of their achievements!

If you want to join us for the event on the 9th May in Cardiff, you can buy your ticket from this page. Alternatively, if a group of you are coming, you can order multiple tickets using our Ticket Order Form and Attendee Survey. Send both to our Societies Team and we can then make arrangements for the payment to be made.

Best Academic & Careers Society

  • ARU Midwifery Society Chelmsford, ARU Students' Union
  • Chaos - Bristol Physics Society, University of Bristol Students' Union
  • EcoSoc, FXU (Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union)
  • Northumbria Architecture Society, Northumbria Students' Union
  • Nottingham Veterinary Society, University of Nottingham Students' Union
  • Politics and International Relations Society, Nottingham Trent Students' Union
  • Ulster Society of Student Engineers, Ulster University Students' Union
  • USW Chiropractic Society, University of South Wales Students' Union
  • Best Arts & Performance Society

  • A Cappella Society, Cardiff University Students' Union
  • Bangor University Concert Band, Bangor University Students' Union
  • Bollywood Dance Society, Cardiff University Students' Union
  • Exeter University Footlights, University of Exeter Students' Guild
  • Keele Drama Society, Keele University Students' Union
  • Portsmouth Gospel Choir, University of Portsmouth Students' Union
  • Semi-Toned, University of Exeter Students' Guild
  • Best Campaign, Project or Initiative

  • Human Rights Week 2017; Human Rights Society, University of Essex Student's Union
  • Hungry for Justice Campaign; Ahlulbayt Islamic Society, University of Essex Student's Union
  • Its NOT OK at Durham Campaign; Its NOT Ok at Durham Campaign, Durham Students' Union
  • Keep USW Clean; USW Earth Society, University of South Wales Students' Union
  • SAGE Science Activity Badge; SAGE (Scouts, Guides and DofE), University of Exeter Students' Guild
  • The 'X' Phone Initiative; Wine Tasting, Sheffield Hallam Students' Union
  • Best Campaigning Society

  • Durham Trans Association, Durham Students' Union
  • Exeter Uni Boob Team, University of Exeter Students' Guild
  • Intersectional Feminism Society, St George's Students' Union
  • Leeds Women in Leadership Society, Leeds University Union
  • Living Wage Campaigns Group, University of Nottingham Students' Union
  • NSU Feminist Society, Northumbria Students' Union
  • Reducetarian Society, Bournemouth University Students' Union
  • Best Culture & Faith Society

  • Afro-Caribbean Society, Loughborough Students' Union
  • Chinese Students Scholars Association of UoE, University of Essex Student's Union
  • Christian Union, Sheffield Hallam Students' Union
  • Islamic Society, Aston Students' Union
  • Lancaster University Taiwanese Student Society, Lancaster University Students' Union
  • Roehampton Coexist Society, Roehampton Students' Union
  • Best FE Society

    Due to the small number of nominations received for this award, the judges decided to remove this award from this year's event.

    Best Hobby & Interest Society

  • Computer & Video Game Society, Northumbria Students' Union
  • Debating Society, Middlesex University Students' Union
  • FXU Herpetology Society, FXU (Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union)
  • Keele Rock Appreciation, Keele University Students' Union
  • Meditation Society, University of Northampton Students' Union
  • Origami Society, University of Essex Student's Union
  • Scuba Society, University of Plymouth Students' Union
  • Best Media Society

  • Air3 Radio, University of Stirling Students' Union
  • Ellipsis Magazine, Liverpool Guild of Students
  • EUTV, Edinburgh University Students' Association
  • Staffs TV, Staffordshire University Students' Union
  • The Falmouth Anchor, FXU (Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union)
  • UCA Angry Students for Political Sanity Society (ASPS), University for the Creative Arts Students' Union
  • Best New Society

  • Birkbeck College Applied Linguistics, Birkbeck College Students' Union
  • FXpectrUm, FXU (Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union)
  • Illustration Society, Bath Spa University Students' Union
  • Ulster Society of Student Engineers, Ulster University Students' Union
  • University of York Meme Society, University of York Students' Union
  • Women Graduates Swansea University Society, Swansea University Students' Union
  • Best Society

  • ARU Midwifery, ARU Students' Union
  • Body Society, University of Exeter Students' Guild
  • Chaos - Bristol Physics Society, University of Bristol Students' Union
  • Durham Intersectional Feminism Society, Durham Students' Union
  • Loughborough Students' LGBT+ Association, Loughborough Students' Union
  • SUSUtv, University of Southampton Student's Union
  • The Curation Society, University of the Arts Students' Union
  • UCA SoulFlow Society, University for the Creative Arts Students' Union
  • Writing Society, University of Essex Student's Union
  • Best Society Event

  • 69 Hour Broadcast; Galaxy Radio, University of Leicester Students' Union
  • Commercial Awareness Competition 2018; UEA Commercial Awareness Society, University East Anglia Students' Union
  • Drag Ball; Loughborough LGBT+ Association, Loughborough Students' Union
  • DUCK Charity Fashion Show; DUCK, Durham Students' Union
  • Human; Durham University Inter-collegiate Christian Union, Durham Students' Union
  • Meditation March; Meditation Society, University of Northampton Students' Union
  • TEDxWarwick; TEDxWarwick, Warwick Students' Union
  • The Festival of Diversity; Malaysian Students' Society, Cardiff University Students' Union
  • Vietnamese Gala; Vietnamese Students, Sheffield Hallam Students' Union
  • Best Volunteering & Charity Society

  • Aber St John LINKS, Aberystwyth University Students' Union
  • CoppaFeel! (Cardiff's Uni Boob Team), Cardiff University Students' Union
  • Enactus Kent, Kent Union
  • Football Beyond Borders Southampton, University of Southampton Student's Union
  • Keele Nightline, Keele University Students' Union
  • Leicester Marrow, University of Leicester Students' Union
  • PhabSoc, University of Nottingham Students' Union
  • Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution

  • Abdullah Okud, Sheffield Hallam Students' Union
  • Danny Rickard, University of Southampton Student's Union
  • George Martin Marino, University of Sussex Students' Union
  • Hattie Kate Hunter Purvis, Northumbria Students' Union
  • Jessica Mell, Sheffield Hallam Students' Union
  • Kelsey Robb, Lancaster University Students' Union
  • Matt Youngs, Loughborough Students' Union
  • Rosy Crawford, University of Nottingham Students' Union
  • Savvy Pranoy, Cardiff University Students' Union
  • Most Improved Society

  • Cyber Security Society, Bournemouth University Students' Union
  • Cymdeithas Llywelyn / Welsh Learners Society, Bangor University Students' Union
  • Leeds Women in Leadership Society, Leeds University Union
  • Loughborough Nightline, Loughborough Students' Union
  • NSU PGR Society, Northumbria Students' Union
  • Nursing Society (NurSoc), University of Southampton Student's Union