Societies Guild Awards Results 2019

Over 100 societies have worked tirelessly this year to run a wealth of amazing events and in turn have enhanced their members’ time at Brunel.

The Societies Guild Awards is the chance to reward our most active and hardworking societies, as a thank you for everything they have done for their societies.

The CASES (Club and Society Evaluation Scheme) is the epitome of this, as this award shows appreciation to those societies who throughout this year have been undertaking fantastic work to develop their societies, enhance the experience for their members and benefit the University society. The award goes from standard, which all societies are expected to achieve, through to gold.

 

Please see the results below:

Society

Award

LINKS First Aid

Gold

Afghan

Silver

ISOC

Silver

Debate

Bronze

Drama

Bronze

History

Bronze

Innovia

Bronze

Marrow

Bronze

West Indian

Bronze

Ahlulbayt

Standard

Anime

Standard

Arab

Standard

Catholic

Standard

Christian Union

Standard

Civ Soc

Standard

Conservative

Standard

Digital

Standard

Film

Standard

Film, Orchestra & Choir

Standard

First Love

Standard

Law

Standard

Lebanese

Standard

LGBTQA+

Standard

Nigerian

Standard

Physio

Standard

Politics

Standard

Robotics

Standard

Roc Soc

Standard

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Standard

Singapore

Standard

The Rock Foundation

Standard

 

There is 11 main awards, with the winners being decided by the Societies Guild Committee. The committee is made up of 6 elected students and the VPSA. Each award has been awarded to the society that the committee feels best meets the criteria.

 

Best Fundraising Event

This award is for the society that has run the well-organised and attended fundraising event, which contributes to delivering the societies aims and objectives, has received great feedback from attendees and has raised money.

The winner is the Marrow Society for their Survival of the Fittest event. They worked in collaboration with Brunel Weightlifting and Brunel Netball to set-up a fitness event which aimed to increase the number of stem cell donors on campus and raise money for the Anthony Nolan charity. The event was a roaring success, raising just under £100 and signing up 39 new donors to the stem cell register.

 

Best Newcomer

This award goes to the society which is new this academic year and has worked excellently in their first year to gain memberships and run numerous successful events and opportunities for their society members.

The winner is the Mature Student Society for successfully working to make the University a more welcoming place for mature students, carers and parents. The society worked to get their members more involved with campus activity and achieved this by getting their members to collaborate with other societies and assist university and union events, as well as running their own events. This lead to their members totalling nearly 500 volunteer hours at University events.

 

Best Collaboration

This award is for the society that worked well with other club or society committee members to organise a collaborative event to reach a shared vision and organise a well-received event.

The winner is the Marrow Society for their Survival of the Fittest event, which already won the Best Fundraising event award. They worked in collaboration with Brunel Weightlifting and Brunel Netball to set-up a fitness event which aimed to increase the number of stem cell donors on campus and raise money for the Anthony Nolan charity. The event was a roaring success, raising just under £100 and signing up 39 new donors to the stem cell register.

 

Most Improved Society

This award is given to the society that has increased their membership and prevalence on campus and has improved the quality and amount of events held this academic year.

The winner is the Marrow Society for greatly increasing their number of stem cell donors to 98 and by working on 10 events, including their award winning Survival of the Fittest, LonDonor and the London Landmark marathon, to name just a few of their events. All of this hard work was also rewarded with a national award by the Anthony Nolan Charity.

 

Best Society Campaign

This award is for the society that organised a campaign, volunteering project or other initiative that increased awareness or engagement in a cause and positively impacts the University and/or local community.

The winner is the LINKS First Aid Society for their work on the Restart a Heart Day, which aims to train members of the public in life-saving skills. Their campaign was an overwhelming success, with over 100 Brunel staff and students being trained in emergency life-saving techniques.

 

Best Event

This award goes to the society that runs the best well-organised and well-attended student led event, which contributes to achieving the society’s aims and objectives.

The winner is the Believers Love World Society for their Girls and Guys Night. They surveyed their members to arrange an event that best meets the needs of the members and encapsulated what the society stands for. The event was a great success, with 93 students from diverse backgrounds attending the event, plus many more people watching the live stream of the event on their social media.

 

Society Committee of the Year

This award is given to the society committee that has worked together as a team and with the Union to achieve their shared vision.

The winner is the Marrow Society for working together as a committee and with other societies and the Union to run numerous well organised events. The committee have worked brilliantly as a team, by taking on each other’s responsibilities when necessary, so that they can achieve their goals without any delays.

 

Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Society

This award is for the individual who goes above and beyond for their society, making a significant impact on the society’s offer to its members and the society’s achievements.

The winner is Toby Sanderson of the LINKS First Aid Society for his tireless work to increase the number of society members, the society’s presence on campus and increase the number of students and staff with the knowledge to save a life. Toby has been the driving force behind the society’s increased activity and has led them towards achieving many of their society aims and objectives.

 

CEDPS Society of the Year

This award goes to the CEDPS society that has shown excellence in their administration, financial planning and event management and works to empower its members to achieve both individually and as part of the society and have a positive impact on the University community.

The winner is the Robotic Engineering Society for an amazing first year as a society, gaining over 100 members and organising a wealth of events, trips, talks and workshops. They have worked closely with the ECE department, CEDPS and the Union to meet their aims and create a well-run and popular society open to all students.

 

One Brunel Society of the Year

This award goes to the society that has shown excellence in working with the Union and collaborating with other societies to help creating popular One Brunel events. They will have worked to make a positive impact on the University community through successful and inclusive One Brunel events.

The winner is the Indian Society for playing a crucial part in all three of the One Brunel events.

They were the only society that performed in the cultural carnival and also played a major part in the hugely successful Diwali event.

 

Society of the Year

This award goes to the society that has shown excellent administration, financial planning and event management and works to empower its members to achieve both individually and as part of the society and have a positive impact on the University community.

The winner is the LINKS First Aid Society for their impressive work to make the University campus and community a safer place to be. They have greatly increased the amount of life saving trained students and staff on campus and have supported both the University and Union by providing first aid at numerous large scale events.

 

Congratulations to all of the winners and to all of those who have just missed out but have made impressive contributions to the University community.

We look forward to working with all of you again next year and continuing to go from strength to strength.