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Durham Student Groups Nominated for 6 National Awards

(28 April 2017)

Durham Student's Union is delighted to announce that five student groups have been nominated for awards at the National Societies Awards. The awards will take place on Friday 19 May at Nottingham Univesrity Students' Union.

Durham’s nominations are across five categories, highlighting the wide range of student socieities and the events and activities they organise, and deliver for their fellow students and wider community:

  • Best Society Event - Durham University Charity Kommittee, Durham University Charity Fashion Show. 
  • Best Society Event - Durham Inter-Collegiate Christian Union, Story. 
  • Best Campaigning Society - Durham LGBT+ Association.
  • Welfare and Inclusivity Award - Durham LGBT+ Association. 
  • Best Arts and Performance Society - Durham Instep Society. 
  • Best Hobby and Interest Society - Durham University Assassin's Society. 

Excellent events

Both Durham Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (DICCU) and Durham University Charity Kommittee (DUCK) have been nominated for the Best Society Event award. DICCU have been nominated for their event, Story which was a week-long event aimed at promoting faith within the Durham University community. The Durham University Charity Fashion Show, nominated in the same category, raised over £75,000 for the International Rescue Committee over the course of two evenings. 

Encouraging inclusion

The student LGBT+ Association has been nominated for both the Welfare and Inclusivity Award and also the Best Campaigning Society. The Associations are expected to run not only events, but also campaigns to support their members, alongside running welfare sessions to ensure that the students have access to the welfare services that they require as a student. 

Durham Instep Society have been nominated for Best Arts and Performance Society after putting on countless shows and performances throughout the Durham calendar, allowing members at all levels to participate in dancing and performing. 

Fun and games

Durham University Assassin's Society have been shortlisted for Best Hobby and Interest Society. The Assassin's Society is the group of students who can sometimes be seen running around Durham shooting each other with NERF guns, and generally appearing to me having more fun than everyone else!

Activities Officer, Kara-Jane Senior said of the nominations “I’m absolutely delighted that five of our student groups have been shortlisted for the National Societies Awards. These groups have worked hard this year to build communities and give students’ amazing experiences, and I am so proud of them!”

Visit the Durham Students' Union website for more information on these and all other student socieities.

Read some of our Student Blogs to find out more about student life at Durham University.