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The Riley's 2014

You can nominate a society for as many awards as you wish, as long as they meet any criteria set down in this document.

Please try and answer all bullet points, and give as much detail as possible.

Each nomination should be no more than about 400 words!

Awards

Best New Society

    • Winner: Italian Society

  • Sixties Society

  • Enactus

  • Leeds Students for Women International

  • Cancer Awareness

  • Hang in There

Best New Collaboration

    • Winner: Inter-Faith Week

  • Human Rights Week

  • Leeds Joint Media Membership

  • Strictly Come DanceSport (Dancesport and LSTV)

  • LUUWHC & RAG

Best Long-Standing Collaboration

  • Winner: Dance Expose and Backstage

  • Anime and SciFi/Fantasy

  • Music Theatre and Backstage

  • Annual Sleepout

  • Opera and Backstage

Best GiaG

    • Winner: Sailing

  • History

  • Wine Society

  • HOMED

  • Vertical Fitness

Best Publicity

  • Winner: Freestyle

  • Stage Musical Society

  • Mind Matters

  • Nightline

  • Leeds RAG

Best Campaign

  • Winner: Save Healthcare

  • Time to Change (Mind Matters)

  • Tequila (FemSoc and LS)

Fundraising

    • Winner: Amnesty (Harambee)

  • LSTV

  • Islamic Society

  • Women’s Hockey

  • LUUMS

Best Show

  • Winner: Leeds Tealights (Friday Night with Jonathan Tealights)

  • Musical Theatre (Oh What a Lovely War)

  • Theatre Group (Tedtopia)

  • Expose (The Good Life)

  • Stage Musical Society (Beauty & the Beast)

  • Street Dance (DanceAid)

Best Event

  • Joint Winner: Bacchanalia (RAG & Snowriders)

  • Joint Winner: BUCS Orienteering

  • Wing Chun Eagle Claw Seminar

  • Canoe NSR

  • Christian Union Carol Concert

  • LSR Leadership Race Results

  • Kickboxing/Krav Maga National Student Champs

  • LGBT Curious

  • Aikido Seminar

  • Action Older People’s Tea Party

Best Engagement

  • Winner: STAR

  • LSR – The Beat

  • Action

  • Christian Union

  • Women’s Cricket

Most Improved

  • Winner: Breakers

  • Vertical Fitness

  • Yoga

  • Scribe

  • Women’s Cricket

  • STAR

Best Society in Category

Cultural: Afro-Caribbean Society

  • Dance: Street Dance

  • Departmental: History Society

  • Faith: Islamic Society

  • General Interest: Real Ale

  • Media: Leeds Student Radio

  • Martial Arts: Kickboxing & Krav Maga

  • Outdoor: Skydiving

  • Performance: Backstage Society

  • Political & Campaigning: FemSoc

  • Sport: Women's Lacrosse

  • Volunteering: Teddy Bear Hospital

  • Welfare: Mind Matters

Overall Best Society

  • Winner: Backstage Society

  • Highly Commended: History Society

Special Recognition Awards

  • Adam Richardson
  • Becky Bannister
  • Cassandra Moseley
  • Cat Poole
  • Harry Coleman
  • Joel Evans
  • Oli Purnell
  • Rosanna Pound-Woods
  • Roz Gillman
  • Sam Ashley
  • Tamsin Gulliver

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Amos Schonfield
  • Jacob Mirzaian
  • Lauren Staddon
 

Award Criteria

Best New Society

CRITERIA: Must have formed as a society after Easter 2013. You cannot apply for Best New Society and Most Improved. 

  • Number of members:
  • A brief outline of your events this year and the successes within them:
  • Your proudest achievement of this year (i.e. a challenge you overcame or great success):
  • What have you done to make yourselves sustainable for next year?

Best New Callaboration

CRITERIA: Must be a collaboration that two or more groups worked equally on, not that one group ran that involved other groups, during 2013/14. Must have occurred/started after Easter 2013. Can be a single event or a lengthy partnership.

  • Is this a new Collaboration between these two (or more) groups?
  • What was the motivation behind this collaboration?
  • What was the motivation behind this collaboration?
  • How did it benefit the groups involved? What was the outcome?

Best Long-Standing Collaboration

CRITERIA: Must be a collaboration that two or more groups worked equally on, not that one group ran that involved other groups, during 2012/13. Must have been running since before Easter 2013. Can be a single recurring event, or a lengthy and developed partnership.

  • Has the collaboration between these two (or more) groups improved/achieved more this year?
  • Outline how the collaboration was organised:
  • How did it benefit the groups involved? What was the outcome?

GIAG Award

CRITERIA: Any club or society that has put on one or more GIAG session within the GIAG programme during 2013/14. Can either be two strong GIAGs, or one stand-out session.

  • What event(s) have you had in the ‘give it a go’ programme this year?
  • Give a brief outline of the GIAG event(s) you held this year and how you organised the session(s):
  • How many people attended?
  • Give an example of an event targeted at non members
  • How many became members as a result?

Most Improved

CRITERIA: Must be an existing group that has made significant progression during 2013/14. You cannot apply for Best New Society and Most Improved

  • Drawing on comparisons from the previous year’s activity, please outline the areas in which you have improved your society:
  • How did you go about improving this?
  • How will this improvement be sustained in future years?

Best Publicity

CRITERIA: This award is for the group who has best-promoted itself in 2013/14, and used appropriate resources to engage members and non-members in its activity.

  • Briefly outline the strategy you undertook this year to publicise your society and its events effectively.
  • How have you been creative/unique in your approach to publicity?
  • How have you utilised the online resources provided by LUU and social media to keep members engaged?
  • Please attach any appropriate publicity material to enhance your nomination (no more than 5 photos/videos/posters/screenshots)

Best Campaign

CRITERIA: This award is for groups that have taken action to raise awareness on or create change for a specific topic during 2013/14. This includes larger, longer campaigns, and does not need to be tied to a specific society.

  • Provide a brief outline of your campaign? What was your aim?
  • How did you publicise your campaign?
  • How successful were you?

Fundraising Award

CRITERIA: A society that has gone above and beyond to raise funds for its own society or an outside charitable cause during 2013/14

  • What was the purpose for your fundraising?
  • Amount raised
  • Is this a new fundraising venture? If yes why did you choose to do it? If no, did the venture improve on previous attempts?
  • How did you raise this money?

Best Show

CRITERIA: The show must have taken place since Easter 2013. You cannot apply for Best Show and Best Event.

  • Briefly outline the show
  • How did you publicise it?
  • What venue did you use, and how many people attended?
  • What made your show stand out?
  • Please attach any material/reviews that supports your case (no more than 5 items)

Best Event

CRITERIA: The event must have taken place since Easter 2013. You cannot apply for Best Event and Best Show.

  • Briefly outline the event
  • How did you publicise it?
  • What venue did you use, and how many people attended?
  • What made your show stand out?
  • Please attach any material/reviews that supports your case (no more than 5 items)

Best Engagement

CRITERIA: For those who made a particular effort to engage beyond the normal membership base. This can include activity such as charity work, local community engagement, involvement in a national campaign/debate, and interaction with other clubs/societies

  • Briefly outline the activities carried out
  • How did you promote these opportunities?
  • How was this engaging above and beyond the core membership of your group?
  • What was the success of the activity?

LUU Lifetime Achievement

  • Briefly outline the individual’s role(s)
  • Describe their achievements this during their time at LUU
  • What impact have these achievements made?

Best Society

CRITERIA: One group will be nominated from each category, e.g. Sport, Faith, Volunteering etc. The overall winner of Best Society will be chosen from the winners of each category.

  • Outline your achievements this year as a society, clearly stating why your society has been the most successful within your group and why your society deserves to win the overall best society

The Student Activities Awards

This award is chosen by the Student Activities Team


 

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