Welcome to the nominations for the Glasgow University Students' Representative Council's Volunteering, Clubs & Societies (VCS) Awards 2024!
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. This year we have seen some absolutely fantastic work from volunteers, clubs and societies. 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 - see the shortlist of nominees below. Nominations were open from 12th January to 12th February 2024. Students were able to nominate particular clubs or societies, events or individuals for the awards which are split into different categories, which you will find below.
The winners will be announced at the VCS Award Ceremony on March 7th!
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Thank you so much for nominating and good luck to all of our nominees!
Vice President Student Activities
GU Club or Society of the Year
This award recognises the most extraordinary clubs and societies on campus! Here we celebrate standout clubs or societies that have achieved something incredible, celebrated a milestone or just been all-round fantastic throughout the year.
- African Caribbean Society
- Handprints e-NABLE Scotland
- Salsa and Latin Dance Society
GU New Club or Society of the Year
This award recognises the newest additions to our family of clubs and societies on campus. Here we commemorate the creativity and commitment it takes to launch a new society and recognise the wonderful things they have achieved in limited time!
- British Asian Society
- Earth Sciences Society
- Fantasy Society
GU Club or Society Event of the Year
This award celebrates the incredible range of events clubs and societies have put on this past year. Whether a solo or collaborative event between societies, here we celebrate the best memories made on – or off! – campus this year.
- Big Band - Residential Band Camp
- Filmmaking Society - Film Premier
- Student Theatre at Glasgow - STAG Nights
GU Club or Society Fundraising Award
This award shows gratitude to clubs and societies who use their platforms to fundraise for great causes! Whether through raising record amounts for charity, hosting a creative fundraiser, or bringing people together to spread awareness, this award celebrates our clubs and societies that give back.
- Celtic Supporters Club
- Charity Fashion Show
- UNICEF on Campus
GU Academic Club or Society of the Year
This award recognises the clubs and societies that teach us new things! Whether a dedicated academic society or a society that dabbled in an educational event this year, this award is open to all of our clubs and societies who mix business with pleasure and allow students to further build upon their employability skills and network with other industry professionals.
- Geography Society
- Neuro Society
- Surgical Society
GU Club or Society Collaboration of the Year
Things are better when we work together! This award recognises clubs and societies that have collaborated with others, or encouraged their members to undertake joint projects and events throughout the year with new people. Open to individual clubs or groups of clubs who've collaborated!
- Cultural Ceilidh (Nordic, Italian, Ñ de España, Francophone, Bulgarian, Latin American, and Portuguese Speaking societies)
- Nerd Collab (Doctor Who, Comic Creators, Cubing, Gaming, Minecraft, Nintendo, Fantasy, Star Wars, Cosplay, Manga and Anime and Shrek societies)
- Golden Oldies (Stitch and Baking societies)
GU Inclusive Club or Society Award
This award is for clubs and societies that go the extra mile to create inclusive environments. Whether it’s starting a new welfare initiative, ensuring events are accessible or simply being the friendliest club or society on campus, we celebrate those who put their members first.
- Digital Media and Information Studies Society
- Engineers Without Borders
- Students for Choice
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.
- Glasgow Marrow
- Iris Duane
- Natasha Pooley
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.
- Emma Crawford
- Lydia Jilantikiri
- Orienteering and Fell Running Club
GU Principal’s Volunteering 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.
- Chelbi Hillan
- Kavya Srinivasan
- Olivia Lalieu
- Ukrainian Society
- Women in STEM