Welcome to the nominations for the Glasgow University Students' Representative Council's Volunteering, Clubs & Societies (VCS) Awards 2023!
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. Nominations were open from 5th January to 13th February 2023, with the awards ceremony held on the 9th of March 2023.
Thank you so much for nominating and congratulations to all of the nominees and winners! Should you have any questions about the VCS Awards, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Katie Fish - Vice President Student Activities, GUSRC
Download a copy of the event programme here.
The Nominees and Winners are all listed below!
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.
- Malt Whisky Society
- GU Orbit
- Nintendo Society
- UG Racing
and the winner is: Malt Whisky 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!
- History Society
- RAREAware Glasgow
- Kerala Society
and the winner is: History 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.
- Enactus Glasgow: GU Meet Cute
- Indian Society: Diwali
- Nerd Collab: Ceilidh
and the winner is: Enactus Glasgow!
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.
- Charity Fashion Show
- Macmillan Society
- Engineers Without Borders, Lawyers Without Borders, and Friends of MSF Glasgow (Doctors Without Borders)
and the winner is: Charity Fashion Show!
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.
- Model United Nations (GlasMUN)
- Sociology Society
- Neuro Society
and the winner is: Neuro Society!
GU Club or Society Online Presence of the Year
This award recognises the incredible online presence clubs and societies have in this increasingly online world. Whether it’s aesthetic social media channels, engaging TikToks, new resources or published works; if it was online, we’ll celebrate it!
- Urology Society
- Walking Society
- Taylor Swift Society
and the winner is: Urology Society!
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.
- Shakespeare Society
- Out in STEM (oSTEM)
- Amnesty International
and the winner is: Shakespeare Society!
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.
- Yuting Tian
- Glasgow Students’ Nightline
- BrightHer Social Enterprise
and the winner is: Yuting Tian!
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.
- UofG Evergreens
- Olivia Sloan
- Alex Nelson
and the winner is: Alex Nelson!
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.
- Student Action for Refugees
- Mohammad al Khatib
- Sherief Kholeif
and the winner is: Student Action for Refugees!