The Riley Awards

The Riley Awards celebrate the achievements of our fantastic 300+ clubs and societies.

This year's Riley Awards were hosted online by Leeds Student Television on Friday 01 May.

Read all of this year's winners below. 

 

Best New Society

Must have formed as a society after January 2019. You cannot apply for Best New Society and Most Improved. If your society was dormant before January 2019 you can also apply for this award. 

Winner 

High on Life 

Best New Collaboration

Must be a collaboration that two or more groups worked equally on, not that one group ran that involved other groups, during 2019/20. Must have occurred/started after Easter 2019. Can be a single event or a newly established partnership.

Winner

African Carribean Society x LGBT

Best Long-Standing Collaboration

Must be a collaboration that two or more groups worked equally on, not that one group ran that involved other groups, during 2019/20. Must have been running since before Easter 2019. Can be a single recurring event, or a lengthy and developed partnership.

Winner

BEAT x Ballet

Give It A Go Award

Any club or society that has put on one or more GIAG session within the GIAG programme during 2019/20. Can either be two strong GIAGs, or one stand-out session.

Winner

Bengali

 

Inclusivity Award

For those who made a particular effort to remove barriers to inclusion. Strands of liberation include; race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or nationality.

Winner

Women’s Rugby Union

 

Most Improved

Must be an existing group that has made significant progression during 2019/20. You cannot apply for Best New Society and Most Improved.

Winner

E-Sports

 

Best Publicity

This award is for the group who has best-promoted itself in 2019/20, and used appropriate resources to engage members and non-members in its activity.

Winner

Stage Musicals Society

Best Campaign*

This award is for groups that have taken action to raise awareness on or create change for a specific topic during 2019/20. This includes larger, longer campaigns, and does not need to be tied to a specific society.

Winner

UpReach

 

Best Show*

The show must have taken place since Easter 2019. You cannot apply for Best Show and Best Event.

Winner

LUU Dance Show

 

Best Event

The event must have taken place since Easter 2019. You cannot apply for Best Event and Best Show.

Winner

LSR x LSTV General Election 2019: Quiz the Candidates

 

Best Charity Fundraiser

The society who have gone above and beyond raising money for charitable causes.

Winner

Leeds Heartbeats x Pool and Snooker

Special Recognition for Committees*

A committee that has gone above and beyond to support their members. This includes development, wellbeing and member representation. 

Winners:

WILS

Mantality

Open Theatre

LUU Irish Dancing

Leeds Indian Student Association

 

Outstanding Contribution to LUU

This award recognises individuals who have contributed exceptional efforts to societies and the union, in order to improve the wider student experience at LUU.

Winners:

Seb Cheer

Sarah Hayter

James Nicholson

Catherine Reader

Jacklyn Biggin

Best Society

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.

Winner:

LGBT+

Best Virtual Society

This is for the group that has come up with the most creative way to keep running even when they can’t do so in person, due to COVID-19.

Winner:

Leeds Student Radio

COVID-19 Response Special Recognition Awards

These are to recognise the brilliant stuff that has come out of a terrible time. We know lots of you have been up to amazing things, so there’s lots of these up for grabs.

Winners:

ArtSoc

Community First Responders

Irish Dancing

Hiking

St John’s Ambulance

Cheerleading

LSR

CathSoc

LGBT+

Women’s Rugby Union 

Ballet

 

Category Awards

Best Academic Society

Aviation

Best Culture Society

Leeds Indian Students Association

Best Dance Society

Ballet

Best Faith Society

Student Christian Movement

Best General Interest Society

WILS

Best Martial Arts Society

Jiu Jitsu

Best Media Society

LSTV

Best Music & Performance Society

LAAMPS

Best Outdoor Society

Surf

Best Political and Campaigning Society

Black Feminist Society

Best Sport Society

Women’s Rugby Union

Best Volunteering Society

Leeds Heartbeats

Best Welfare Society

Nightline