It is that time of year again! Nominate a society, person or event that you believe has contributed the most. There are several categories to consider, which you will find details of on this page. Within your nomination you will need to explain why you feel they deserve the award and highlight as many examples or noteworthy reasons as possible. You can submit as many nominations as you want. Three societies/people or events will be shortlisted in each category by a panel of student judges. The shortlisted nominees will be invited to our prestigious Presidents Dinner, where they will enjoy a three course dinner and sparkling wine reception, before the winners are announced.
Nominations close on the 18th of March. Good luck to everyone!
Best New Society
This Award goes to the society that has been affiliated in the last year and who we believe has made an impressive mark on campus life by organising engaging events and activities, and has brought a new wealth of knowledge to the University.
Most Progressive Society
This award goes to the Society that has made the most progress throughout the year, improved their society as a whole, involving more members, having more events and bigger events than they have had in the past.
Most Active Society
This award goes to the society that has been the most active in the past year throughout the University student body and has involved a large amount of the University’s community through various events, information sessions and other activities.
Best Society Event
DUSA has had this award since 2008, it goes to the society who has planned and executed an extremely successful event, which has stood out in the past year.
Society of the Year
This title is awarded to the society that has made the greatest effort over the past year. Interacting with the student community, organising a range of events aimed at involving a diverse range of students. This goes to the society that has really put the effort into everything they have done this year and tried to make the most of every event.
Society Achievement Award
This award goes to a member that has gone above and beyond the call of duty, and have shown themselves to be an outstanding asset to their society. Members can nominate any person within their society.
Volunteer of the Year
This award is given in association with Volunteer Friendly. Celebrating an individual who has made an outstanding commitment to voluntary activities within DUSA, The University and/or the wider community. The winner will have demonstrated their ability to spare time for the benefit of others, whilst remaining dedicated to their academic activities.
School President of the Year
This award goes to a School President that has gone above and beyond the call of duty, and has shown themselves to be an asset to their school. They have fulfilled their campaign promises and worked consistently throughout the year to promote the representation system, the views of their student to their school boards and the needs of all students to the university. Overall, have shown they too have been an integral part of your school representative system.
Members can nominate any School President. For a full list see the “your reps” section of the DUSA website.
SRC Councillor of the Year
This award goes to a Student Representative Councillor that has gone above and beyond the call of duty, and has shown themselves to be an active, engaged and committed member of the SRC.
They have fulfilled their campaign promises (or if unable have worked with VPR on alternatives) and worked consistently throughout the year to promote the representation system, the views of their consistency to the DUSA Exec and the Council. Overall, have shown themselves too have been an integral part of your DUSA representative system.
Members can nominate any person within the SRC. For a full list see the “your reps” section of the DUSA website.
Student Rep of the Year
Student Rep of the Year
This award is open to all elected student reps across the university. This includes class reps, Vice/ Associate presidents, Sports Union ect.
This award will go to someone who has not only fulfilled their duties in their role, but been active in going above and beyond to follow up on actions to improve the representative system and the student experience. They will have been working consistently with their student and school president / equivalents.
Members can nominate any person within the University or DUSA representative system . For a full list see the “your reps” section of the DUSA website.
Media Contributor of the Year
This award is dedicated to say a special thank you to an individual who have put heart, mind and soul into DUSA Media. This individual has demonstrated great passion for student media and has gone above and beyond in their contributions.
Best Media Newcomer
This award is for the individual that has shown great commitment, ambition and potential in their first year with DUSA Media. An award is given to an individual based on their active involvement and consistently proven bringing positive contributions to one or a few student media outlets.
Journalist of the Year
This award is for the individual that has produced a high standard of content across the year, demonstrating the ability to professionally write reports, news stories or features. An award is for the journalist who is exceptional in their manner, creativity and style.