SU Awards Ceremony: A Night in Hollywood!
On Friday 8th April, the Academy Bar played host to the annual Student Union Awards. With a Hollywood theme, live entertainment, free drinks on arrival, and a gourmet barbeque, it shaped up to be a great night. The Hollywood sign was even outside the entrance to the bar.
The Academy was full of students all there to show their support, either because they had been nominated for an award, or to support someone who had been. The awards were not just for individuals, but for groups and societies as well.
There were presentations from the Union President Daisy Giuliano, Athletic Union President Rosie Hayles, Community Vice President Amy Horner, Vice President of Academic Affairs Chris Batten, and Welfare Vice President Sórcha Haverty. Towards the end of the ceremony both Daisy and Sórcha were presented with bouquets of flowers to thank them for their work, as they're leaving us at the end of this year.
There were too many awards to simply list all of them, so here's a few just to give you a taster. The Society of the Year award went to the Walking Society, and the Psychology Society won New Society of the Year. Student Action for Refugees Society (STAR) won the Welfare Contributors to the Community Award. Victoria Spink won the award for Student Unionist of the Year, and Gabriel Carey Phillips won Union Personality of the Year. Aimee Sutton took home the Volunteer of the Year award, and Louise Jakes won RAG Volunteer of the Year; and it was also announced that RAG have raised £54,767 so far, and counting!
And it was a good night for Phantom Media! The Elections Night Coverage from february won the award for Phantom Feature of the Year, and the Student Led Service of the Year award went to Phantom Media as well. The Commitment to Media Award went to Dan Clarkson, and Grace Suszek won the award for Phantom Contributor of the Year. And Verbal Discharge won the award for Phantom Radio Show of the Year for the second year running.
Among those who received Student Union Honours on Friday was our Radio Station Manager, Luke Acott, who says, “I'm incredibly proud to receive Student Union Honours tonight, and a massive thanks to everyone at the Students' Union and all students who are involved for all the hard work they've done over the years, it's been a pleasure!”
All the nominees from the evening were deserving of their awards, and who knows who might be nominated next year!