Every year, the VCS Awards recognise and celebrate the incredible efforts made by students who take part in volunteering and those who become members of clubs and societies.
Once again, even with the uncertainty caused by COVID, we have seen some absolutely fantastic work from volunteers, clubs and societies this year. We recognise that the efforts put in by your peers should be recognised and the VCS Awards are the way to do that!
Nominations are now closed. They were open from 17th of December 2021 to 24th of February 2022. Students were able to nominate particular clubs or societies, events or even individuals for the awards which are split into different categories, which you will find below.
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Nominees and Winners
The Nominees and Winners are all listed below!
Each year we are blown away by the incredible work that UofG students put back into the local community through volunteering, and into running successful and impactful clubs and societies.
It was such a delight to be able to celebrate and recognise your achievements in person this year. Well done and thank you for all you do!
Download a copy of the event programme here.
GU Award for Community Volunteering
This award recognises our students’ partnership and involvement with Glasgow’s local community, to challenge deprivation and inequality and to help build a positive relationship between the University and its neighbours.
- Lisa Chestnutt – FemEng
- Holly Smith - Glasgow University Service to the Homeless
- Ramsay Reynolds – Rising Stars
and the winner is: Holly Smith - Glasgow University Service to the Homeless
GU Award for Campus Volunteering
This award celebrates the wonderful work our volunteers have undertaken right here on campus, for the benefit of the student community.
- Aoife Aitken & Stewart Brown – Nightline
- Natasha Moore
- Pak Su
and the winners are: Aoife Aitken & Stewart Brown – Nightline
GU Club or Society Charitable Giving Award
This award is for clubs and societies who have led successful fundraising activities, events or campaigns throughout the academic year.
- Macmillan Society
- Celtic Supporters Club
- Muslim Students Association
and the winner is: Celtic Supporters Club
GU Student Wellbeing Award
It is so important to recognise clubs and societies that look out for student wellbeing and mental health- something that has been so important this year. Inclusive of all aspects like mental health, sexual health, physical health, this category recognises any society that has gone over and above for wellbeing.
- Self Care Society
- Successful Women at Glasgow (SWAG)
- Bhakti Yoga Society
and the winner is: Successful Women at Glasgow (SWAG)
GU Club or Society Activism Award
It has been fantastic to see so many clubs and societies working on such important issues and campaigning for things students feel passionate about. This award is for those who have been working on activism and highlighting topics and issues to the UofG community.
- Successful Women at Glasgow (SWAG)
- Amnesty International
- Engineers Without Borders
and the winner is: Amnesty International
GU Club or Society Engagement of the Year
This year has been all about social media and clubs and societies do a wonderful job at keeping students up to date online. These societies have curated pages with interesting and engaging graphics, motivational updates and strong content.
- Geography Society
- Insight into Science and Technology
- Scottish Country Dance Club
and the winner is: Geography Society
GU Principal’s Award for Civic Engagement
This award - selected by the Principal - recognises exemplary contributions made by student volunteers, to communities beyond campus. Recipients of the award demonstrate a personal commitment to civically engaged life in Glasgow; working for social justice, motivating others to become caring, active, responsible and informed citizens. Their work inspires and helps advance communities, improve the common knowledge, social cohesion, and quality of life for others.
- Ashin Ninan - Oxfam
- Hannah Burnett – Volunteer Tutors Organisation
- Medical Students LGBTQIA+ Society
- Student Action for Refugees
and the winner is: Medical Students LGBTQIA+ Society
GU Club or Society Member of the Year
This award commends someone who has gone above and beyond their role for their club or society. It recognises those who have been essential to the success of their club or society and have made a huge impact to the members of the club or society, and to the university community.
- Alex Nesti - Geography Society
- Sarah Wilson - Charity Fashion Show
- Andrew Taylor - Raise Glasgow
and the winner is: Sarah Wilson - Charity Fashion Show
GU Club or Society Event of the Year
Clubs and Societies have put on some incredible and wide-ranging events throughout the year, despite the challenging restrictions and uncertainty the pandemic has brought. This award is to recognise the event that has made the biggest impact to the university community and to a club or society’s members.
- Voice of Glasgow - Chinese Students and Scholars Association
- Psychology For Social Change Conference – Psychology Society
- STAG Nights – Student Theatre at Glasgow
and the winner is: STAG Nights – Student Theatre at Glasgow
GU Club or Society of the Year
This award is to acknowledge and celebrate the amazing achievements of clubs and societies on campus. Here we celebrate standout clubs or societies that have achieved something extraordinary, celebrated a milestone or just been all-round fantastic throughout the year as restrictions have eased, and activity on campus has gradually returned.
- Indonesian Student Association
- Taylor Swift Society
- Tamil Society
and the winner is: Taylor Swift Society