Leeds University Union - Together we'll make sure you love your time at Leeds

The Riley Awards 2017


The Riley Awards are back bigger and better for 2017. Join us on Friday 5th May for a spectacular evening where we celebrate the achievements of our 300+ amazing clubs and societies. It promises to be a thrilling evening with plenty of surprises.

Scroll down to the see the shortlist! The winners of Lifetime Achievement awards, the Fundraising League winner and Special Recognition for Committees will be announced on the evening along with the shortlisted awards - they're all a closely guarded secret! 


Tickets are free and will be available to collect from the Student Activities Office from Monday 24th April. Shortlisted clubs and societies will have priority for collecting tickets and you will be allocated an amount of tickets based on the number of awards you have been shortlisted for, you will recieve an email with further information in due course. Shortlisted clubs and societies will then have until Wednesday 3rd May to collect their allocated tickets. Any remaining tickets will then be given on a first come first serve basis to any club or society however the amount will be dependent on how many have been already allocated. 

Best New Society

Costume Society

Leeds Women in Leadership

Museum & Art Gallery Studies

Skate Society


Best New Collaboration

Islamic Society and Politics & International Studies Society

LSR, LSTV and the Gryphon


Give it a Go


Orienteering & Fell Running

Politics & International Studies Society

Spoken Word

The Scribe

Vertical Fitness


Most Inclusive

Sign Language

Student Action for Refugees

Union Music Library

Women’s Cricket


Most Improved

Leeds Nightline

Shock Soc

Sport for Non-Sporters

The Gryphon


Best Publicity

Freestyle Dance


Open Theatre


Best Show

LAMMPS : Rock of Ages

LUU Dance Show

Music Theatre : Little Shop of Horrors

Opera Society : Don Giovanni


Best Event

LSR : LSR  Presents US Elections

Midwifery Society : Midwifery Society Conference

Sikh Society : Langar on Campus

Shock Soc : Robot Wars


Best Long Standing Collaboration

History Society and English Society

Leeds Islamic Society and Leeds Ahlulbayt Society

LUU Dance Societies and LUU Backstage

LUU Music Theatre Society and LUU Backstage


Best Campaign

BME and Women’s Liberation Coordinator’s : Melanin Magic

ISOC : Discover Islam Week

Leeds RAG : PADS (Power, Action, Dignity and Support)

Sign Language Society


Fundraising League 

Freestyle Dance

Hindu Society

Stage Musicals Society 


Best in Category: Culture

African Caribbean Society

British Born Chinese

East African Society

Indian Students Association


Best in Category: Dance

Dance Expose


Modern Dance

Street Dance

Vertical Fitness


Best in Category: Academic

Classics Society

Faculty of Biological Sciences Society (FoBSoc)

Law Society

Medical Students Representative Council (MSRC)

Shock Soc


Best in Category: Faith

Ahlulbayt Society

Catholic Society

Hindu Students Forum

Islamic Society

Sikh Society


Best in Category: General Interest

Enterprise Society

Pokemon Society

Wine Society


Best in Category: Martial Arts



Kickboxing and Krav Maga



Best in Category: Media



The Gryphon

The Scribe


Best in Category: Outdoors





Best in Category: Performance and Music


Leeds University Union Music Society (LUUMS)

Opera Society

Spoken Word

Union Music Library


Best in Category: Political and Campaigning

Amnesty International


Feminist Society

Practical Initiatives Network (PIN)


Best in Category: Sport

American Football

Women’s Cricket

Women’s Hockey

Women’s Football


Best in Category: Volunteering


Leeds Nightline

Student Action for Refugees (STAR)


Best in Category: Welfare

Disability Action Group

LGBT Society

Mature Students Society

Mind Matters

Postgraduate Society