Society of the Year Awards

20th January

About the event

We believe in celebrating and championing our members’ achievements, both academic and extra-curricular. After last year’s success, the third Society of the Year awards will recognise university societies and individual students around the country that have made a significant difference on campus. Join us and connect with some of the UK’s most proactive, engaged and motivated students on campus.


What to expect?

Join us and 55+ of the most engaged and proactive students on campus to celebrate and reward outstanding societies from UK universities.

How to get involved

Email us for more information and to book your place.

The award categories

  • Diversity and Inclusion Award

  • Innovation Award

  • Impact on Campus Award

  • Community Outreach Award

  • Women’s Society Award

  • Environment Award

  • Sports and Wellbeing Award

  • Entrepreneurship Award

  • Commercial Awareness Award (new)

  • Language and Culture Award (new)


We’ll also be presenting a special President of the Year award.



3:00pm - 3:30pm - Optional Networking between clients & societies

3:30pm - 3:40pm - Bright Network welcome

3:40pm - 5:10pm - Society Presentations

5:10pm - 5:30pm - Networking between clients & societies who won their award

5:30pm - 6:00pm - President presentations

6:00pm - 6:20pm - Keynote

6:20pm - 6:30pm - Awards ceremony



Become a sponsor

Each award offers a unique opportunity to build relationships with the very top and most proactive students in the UK and to show your support in your chosen category – whether it’s inclusion, social mobility or entrepreneurship.

This is a great opportunity to establish your company with students leading on campus activities, as well as to build your talent pipeline with some of the UK’s most motivated and engaged students.

Plus, your support will provide much-needed exposure and funding to an outstanding society.

As a sponsor you’ll gain:

  • Brand exposure to reach of 150,000+ highly engaged society members

  • Your logo on all communications about the award and post-event content

  • Presence on the shortlisted society video entries for your chosen award

  • Data on all of the semi-finalists for the award sponsored (30+ ambitious society members) and data on all the finalists (55+ high-calibre students)

  • Targeted email communications to our members about your involvement and support, including to those with an interest in the award category, such as STEM, BME or female students

  • The chance to contribute financial support to a society making a difference on campus.




The awards in numbers

society members
winning societies
society of the year

Previous event partners

The calibre of the societies was extremely high and it was a brilliant platform to engage with such bright and enthusiastic students. We will definitely be attending again and look forward to meeting many more talented societies
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc