Congratulations to everyone who put in nominations for the Student Achievement Awards Ball 2017! There has been outstanding work done over the past year by students and groups which improve the experience of students studying at RGU. The panel has reviewed all the nominations and created a shortlist of those who are nominated for awards. The Student Achievement Awards Ball is also an opportunity for RGU Union to recognise those volunteers who have contributed a great number of hours for the benefit of others, with over 170 students receiving volunteering hours certificates.

The winners of these awards will be annouced on Saturday 22nd April 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops. Tickets are on sale now in the Deeview Student Store on Union Way for £35 which includes arrival drink, three course meal, wine, transport, entertainment, and awards! Don't miss your chance to see if you will win big at this year's Student Achievement Awards Ball! 

The following individuals have been shortlisted for either Certificate, Recognition Award, Half Scarlet Award, Half Scarlet with Continued Excellence Award, Half Scarlet with Distinction Award, Full Scarlet, Freshers Team Member of the Year, Society Person of the Year or Volunteer of the Year.

Volunteer of the Year

  • Ellen Laird 
  • Emma Diamond
  • Rebecca Lloyd
  • Rima Chaudhry

Society Person of the Year

  • Annaelle Harris
  • Charlotte Rigden
  • Ross Cowie
  • Ross Robinson

Freshers Team Member of the Year

  • Christopher Cowie
  • Gena Jones-Purdie
  • Laura McMillan
  • Martha Gilmore

Individual Awards / Certificates

  • Adam Johnston
  • Adam Pake
  • Aileen Walsh
  • Amy Fell
  • Amy Gregor
  • Ana Costin
  • Andreea Alexa
  • Andrew Bannerman
  • Anja Nielsen
  • Anna Diouri
  • Anna Schrieiber
  • Annaelle Harris
  • Boma Fubara
  • Caitlin Baxter
  • Caliana Jakes
  • Calhounnah Bain
  • Sergey Sedounov
  • Charlotte Rigden
  • Christopher Cowie
  • Claire O'Donnell
  • Corina Andrian
  • Craig Robertson
  • Dana Khairi
  • Declan Gordon
  • Desmond Ojei
  • Eleftheria Artemis Giatra
  • Ellen Laird
  • Emma Diamond
  • Ester Laiho
  • Frederick Ferife
  • Gena Jones-Purdie
  • Gillian Hodge
  • Gyongyi (Ginny) Rozsas
  • Holly Groves
  • Jamie (Christopher) Newton
  • Jemma Tansley
  • Joshua Okpara
  • Katie Alcock
  • Kristian Karban
  • Kristin Troppenhagen
  • Laura Cheyne
  • Laura McMillian
  • Lauren Taylor
  • Linda Larsson
  • Linnea Magnusson
  • Lodovica Avidano
  • Martha Gilmore
  • Marty McGouran
  • Mina Stoyanova
  • Monika Kricheva
  • Nathan Dickson
  • Nnenna Agbasonu
  • Nneoma Okpara
  • Polina Lukiyanova
  • Rebecca Lloyd
  • Rima Chaudhry
  • Robert Kandrik
  • Robert McAteer
  • Ross Cowie
  • Ross Leven
  • Ross Robinson
  • Ruxandra Avram
  • Sara Torre
  • Sarah Millar
  • Siobhan Carty
  • Sophie Dolderer
  • Tom Sadler

Academic Society of the Year

All Societies


Non-Academic Society of the Year

- All Societies


New Society of the Year

- Creative Writing and Poetry Society
For succesfully establishing themselves, hosting several events and collaborating with a number of other societies.

- Life Sciences Society
For developing the society with a high number of members, hosting events such as a  ball and for establishing a student bursary scheme.


Continued Excellence and Consistency Award

- ESN RGU
For continually engaging a wide number of students through events, trips and fundraising to make exchange students feel welcome.

- Gaming Society
For continuing to provide a welcoming home for their members, hosting a wide range of events and fundraising activities. 

- RGU:Nightline
For developing their volunteers and continuing to provide a vital and important service for students to support them during their time at RGU. 


Media Group of the Year

RGU:Radio
For producing a range of radio shows ranging from rock, to wrestling, to talkshows, news and international music through live broadcasts and podcasts.

RGU:TV
For significantly increasing activity with a range of new projects such as Culture Crash Corner, news, society features, live streams, external projects and much more.

Radar Magazine
For launching a new online edition of the magazine, as well as producing print editions with a high volume and variety of articles produced weekly.


Volunteering Project of the Year

Purple Wednesdays
For continuing to enhance the quality and activity around the weekly sports news show and engaging more people than before.

RGU Go Green
For significantly engaging student volunteers in new projects such as the Zero Waste Cafe, Energy Ambassadors, Bike Hire Scheme, Veg Bag Scheme and more.

RGU Film Festival
For developing and launching RGU's first film festival, successfully gathering hundreds of film submissions from around the world.


Most Improved Society

J-Soc (Jewish Society)
For increasing their membership and events with one for every religious holiday on the calendar and trips around Scotland.

League of Anime
For creating a welcoming environment for members with an increased number of fundraising events from quizzes to film nights.

Radar Magazine
For launching a brand new online edition of Radar with an increased number of volunteers and engaging writers to produce regular content.


Most Improved Academic Society

IHI Society
For providing opportunities beyond the curriculum with events bringing disciplines together and helping students understand the patients viewpoint and having a huge increase in membership.

Language Society
For continuing to provide teaching opportunities for students and increasing social activities including Christmas dinners, teacher events as well as language classes.

Research Students Association
For providing activities for research students with increased events each month such as a Scottish ceilidh, increased membership as well as fundraising for charities. 


Student Leadership Award

Mental Wellbeing Society
For raising the profile and hosting events to support students with their mental wellbeing including the highly successful Therapets and overcoming challenges with getting established.  

LGBT+ Society
For being a wellbeing support for LGBT+ students with events like trips to Pride, leading on issues such as the Blood Ban Campaign and Gender Neutral Toilets.

RGU:Nightline
For providing exceptional training and development to students with increased in recruitment and a wide range of learning materials and support to inspire and assist students in their volunteering roles. 


Student Engagement Award

57º10 Architecture Society
For continually having massive engagement from students with guest speakers from all over the world, wide press attention as well as new initiatives to have events in London.

ESN RGU
For continually engaging a wide number of students through events, trips and fundraising to make exchange students feel welcome.

Life Sciences Society
For developing the society with a high number of members, hosting events such as a  ball and for establishing a student bursary scheme.


Student Voice Award

J-Soc (Jewish Society)
For providing a voice for Jewish students at RGU and increasing their membership and events with one for every religious holiday on the calendar and trips around Scotland.

LGBT+ Society
For being a voice for LGBT+ students with events like trips to Pride, with members leading on issues such as the Blood Ban Campaign and Gender Neutral Toilets.

Mental Wellbeing Society
For raising the profile and hosting events to support students with their mental wellbeing including the highly successful Therapets and overcoming challenges with getting established.  


Community Ambassador Award

Dumbledore's Army (Harry Potter) Society
For their work in engaging members, and fundriasing for charities, as well as hosting school visits to promote literacy and creativity through Harry Potter. 

Gaming Society
For putting lots of effort into charity fundraising, raising thousands of pounds through events such as their 24 gaming marathon and Rocktoberfest. 

Research Students Association
For an increase in money raised from fundraising activities which supported Shelter and Syrian New Scots as well as collaborating with other groups. 

 

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