Volunteering, Clubs and Societies (VCS) Awards

The SRC’s annual Volunteering, Clubs & Societies Awards celebrate the various achievements and success stories of our students

The SRC’s annual award show for recognising volunteers, clubs and societies on campus is back!

Last year, in collaboration with the University, the ceremony was held in the Kelvin Gallery alongside a buffet and drinks reception. This night was used as an opportunity to celebrate all the hard work that students at the University of Glasgow had done and that had allowed them to gain graduate attributes, which are transferable skills that can be used in working life.

We want to celebrate the dedication and fantastic achievements that our clubs and societies have worked so hard towards throughout the year, and to allow our volunteers an opportunity to showcase themselves.

This year, we have also decided to open one award to the general student population allowing for anyone doing anything worthwhile to receive acknowledgement.

Nominations are now closed!

See below our shortlist for the VCS Awards 2018. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 16th February.

Award Categories

Awards for clubs and societies:

New Club or Society Award

  • Fintech Society
  • Handprints e-NABLE
  • Glasgow University Positive Minds
  • The Glasgow Grim Reapers – Quidditch Club
  • STAR (Students’ Action for Refugees)

Outstanding Contribution to a Club or Society

  • Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show – Jocelyn Gilmour
  • Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show – Anne Manuel
  • Chess Society – Edvinas Volkovas
  • TEDx University of Glasgow – Camilla Kjaer
  • Give Blood Society – Ali Wright


Fundraising Award

  • Glasgow University Mexican Society
  • Mary’s Meals
  • Enactus Glasgow
  • Language4Water
  • Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show

Club or Society of the Year

  • Macmillan at the University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow Marrow
  • Adam Smith Economics Society
  • Glasgow University Music Club
  • Enactus Glasgow

Awards for volunteering:

Best Media Activity of the Year

  • Liam Dowd – Glasgow Guardian
  • Harry Vizor – Glasgow Guardian
  • Patrick Simpson, Stuart Ritchie, Eilis Slater & Christopher Bolan – GUST
  • Erika Koljonen, Rachel Shnapp, Aisling Klimke, Charlotte Dean, Joanna Ashby , Kati Brunk, Reiss McInally, Alkmini Nikopoulou, Silvia Sani, Ruarí MacManus, Kritika Narula, Jennifer Constable, Morgan Laing, Berta Kardelytė, Julia Rosner, Emma McKie, Orla Roughan – GUM
  • Georgina Hayes and Laurie Clarke – Glasgow Guardian

Student Media Contributor of the Year

  • Liam Dowd – Glasgow Guardian
  • Hamish Morrison – Glasgow Guardian
  • Stuart Ritchie – GUST
  • Kati Brunk – GUM
  • Patrick Simpson – GUST

Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering

  • GUSH – Aine McDonell
  • Scotland Reads – Stephanie Lee Elynn
  • Mary’s Meals – Declan Prosser
  • Girlguiding – Katie Emmott

Award open to all current University of Glasgow students:

World Changer Community Award

  • Handprints – Enable
  • Glasgow University Service to the Homeless
  • Save a Baby’s Life
  • Sexpression
  • STAR (Student Action for Refugees)