Here are the categories that you can nominate for in Union Awards 2019. 

 
 

Society of the Year

For many, student-led societies provide the backdrop to the University experience, offering social, cultural and developmental opportunities for students outside of their studies. Nominations for this award should recognise societies that have delivered consistently throughout the year – perhaps they have organised high-profile and well-attended events, promoted inter-society collaboration, or been active in the community.

 
 

Event of the Year

Nominations for this award should recognise a student-led event that has really stood out from all the others this year - an event that was perhaps unique, gigantic, interesting, inclusive, loads of fun, or all of the above!

 
 

Volunteer of the Year

Hundreds of students volunteer to support their community and peers each year in all sorts of remarkable ways. Nominations for this award should recognise students who have gone over and above to give their time, skills and energy for the benefit of others. 

 
 

Society Development Award

The society development award recognises a new or existing society who have been in existence for two or less years, who have a made a large impact or improvement over the academic year. Nominations for this award would recognise societies who have seen a significant increase in membership, societies who have been active in seeking new partnerships or have run particularly outstanding events beyond what they have achieved before.

 
 

Society Personality

For many, student-led societies provide the backdrop to the University experience, offering social, cultural and developmental opportunities for students outside of their studies. Nominations for this award should recognise students who have made a significant contribution to this important aspect of student life – perhaps a person that you can always rely on to attend society events, who contributes to a more fun and sociable environment when they are around, or someone who is a really strong leader of their society.

 
 

Student Voice Award

This award is for a student who has dedicated themselves to representing and speaking up on behalf of their peers to improve life at Leeds Beckett for all students. Perhaps this person is a Course Rep who has tirelessly collected student feedback and used it to influence course improvements, or maybe they are an active campaigner on issues that affect students on campus and in the wider community.

 
 

Volunteering Initative of the Year

This award is our chance to shine the light on the project, whether it is a one-off or regular project, which has made a significant impact on the lives of others and raised awareness of student volunteering. Nominations for this award should identify a project which has encouraged student participation, used effective publicity and is sustainable.

 
 

Student Staff Member of the Year

Student staff make up a massive part of our work at the SU, providing unique insight into the student experience. This award aims to commend a particularly dedicated member of student staff, who balances their time well, is an asset to the team and is genuinely happy to help.

 
 

Community Impact Award

This award would recognise the achievements and hard work of those students, projects and societies that thrived towards a positive social change within the local Leeds Community through campaigns, fundraising activities, volunteering and leading a project.

 
 

Enterprising Student of the Year

This award is for the students/students who have demonstrated entrepreneurial flair, developing innovative services to generate income and opportunities to meet local challenges.  

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