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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.

The deadline for all applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 22nd March. You can find the application form at the bottom of this page. Awards & criteria are as follows! If you wish to provide any supporting evidence please email any attachments to s.plumb@leeds.ac.uk. 

Best New Society

CRITERIA: Must have formed as a society after Easter 2016. You cannot apply for Best New Society and Most Improved. 

Number of members:

A brief outline of your events this year and the successes within them:

  • Your proudest achievement of this year (i.e. a challenge you overcame or great success):
  • What have you done to make yourselves sustainable for next year?
  • Do you have any other examples of how you have gone above and beyond the requirements of a new society?

 

Best New Collaboration

CRITERIA: Must be a collaboration that two or more groups worked equally on, not that one group ran that involved other groups, during 2016/17. Must have occurred/started after Easter 2016. Can be a single event or a newly established partnership.

  • Which groups are involved in this collaboration?
  • What was the motivation behind this collaboration?
  • How did it benefit the groups involved? What was the outcome?
  • What made this collaboration outstanding?

 

Best Long-Standing Collaboration

CRITERIA: Must be a collaboration that two or more groups worked equally on, not that one group ran that involved other groups, during 2016/17. Must have been running since before Easter 2016. Can be a single recurring event, or a lengthy and developed partnership.

  • Which groups are involved in this collaboration?
  • How has the collaboration between these two (or more) groups improved/achieved more this year?
  • Outline how the collaboration was organised:
  • How did it benefit the groups involved? What was the outcome?
  • What is outstanding about this collaboration?

 

Give it a Go Award

CRITERIA: Any club or society that has put on one or more GIAG session within the GIAG programme during 2016/17. Can either be two strong GIAGs, or one stand-out session.

  • What event(s) have you had in the ‘give it a go’ programme this year?
  • Give a brief outline of the GIAG event(s) you held this year and how you organised the session(s):
  • How many people attended?
  • Give an example of an event targeted at non members
  • How many became members as a result?

 

Inclusivity Award

CRITERIA: 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.

  • Briefly outline the activities carried out
  • How did you promote these opportunities?
  • How was this engaging above and beyond the core membership of your group?
  • What was the success of the activity?

 

Most Improved

CRITERIA: Must be an existing group that has made significant progression during 2016/17. You cannot apply for Best New Society and Most Improved

  • Drawing on comparisons from the previous year’s activity, please outline the areas in which you have improved your society:
  • How did you go about improving this?
  • How will this improvement be sustained in future years?

 

Best Publicity

CRITERIA: This award is for the group who has best-promoted itself in 2016/17, and used appropriate resources to engage members and non-members in its activity.

  • Briefly outline the strategy you undertook this year to publicise your society and its events effectively.
  • How have you been creative/unique in your approach to publicity?
  • How have you utilised the online resources provided by LUU and social media to keep members engaged?
  • Please send any appropriate publicity material to enhance your nomination (no more than 5 photos/videos/posters/screenshots) to s.plumb@leeds.ac.uk

 

Best Campaign

CRITERIA: This award is for groups that have taken action to raise awareness on or create change for a specific topic during 2016/17. This includes larger, longer campaigns, and does not need to be tied to a specific society.

  • Provide a brief outline of your campaign? What was your aim?
  • How did you publicise your campaign?
  • How successful were you?

 

Fundraising League Winner

CRITERIA: The society who have gone above and beyond in reaching their Fundraising League Target.

  • What was your target and what amount did you raise?
  • How did you raise this money?
  • What innovative methods of fundraising have you used?

 

Best Show

CRITERIA: The show must have taken place since Easter 2016. You cannot apply for Best Show and Best Event.

  • Briefly outline the show
  • How did you publicise it?
  • What venue did you use, and how many people attended?
  • What made your show stand out?
  • Please attach any material/reviews that supports your case (no more than 5 items)

 

Best Event

CRITERIA: The event must have taken place since Easter 2016. You cannot apply for Best Event and Best Show.

  • Briefly outline the event
  • How did you publicise it?
  • Where was your event held, and how many people attended?
  • What made your event stand out?
  • Please attach any material/reviews that supports your case (no more than 5 items)

 

Special Recognition for Committees *NEW for 2017*

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

  • What support have you provided your members?
  • What new initiatives have you introduced this year?
  • What impact have these initiatives had on your members?
  • What challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them?

 

LUU Lifetime Achievement

  • Briefly outline the individual’s role(s)
  • Describe their achievements during their time at LUU
  • What impact have these achievements made?

 

Best Society

CRITERIA: 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.

  • Outline your achievements this year as a society, clearly stating why your society has been the most successful within your group and why your society deserves to win the overall best society.