DCU’s Clubs and Socs Awards took place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on March 28th.
The awards, which are highly anticipated by the various clubs and societies members, took place after a meal and were broken up by performances from DCU Dance and DCU Glee.
The most prestigious awards, Club of the Year and Best Society in a Cultural, Academic or Social Field went to DCU’s Ladies Rugby Team and DCU Drama Society respectively.
Clubs and Societies Finance and Development Officer Siobhán Byrne said that the awards “represent a culmination of all the hard graft that the students have put in throughout the year.”
“The work that students do outside of the classroom is just as important as the work in the classroom. We place huge value on the holistic development of the student and these awards are one way of recognising this development.”
Chairperson of Sober Society, Adam Healy echoed Byrne saying the awards were, “a reminder for all students that they can get awarded for all of their hard work…It inspires people to get involved.”
Chairperson of RAG Society Hannah Leonard spoke about how “surreal” it felt to win Best Society in a Charity or Civic Field for the third year in a row. She said, ”what means the most to me is people who are so selfless get to be appreciated properly for the work they do.”
She thanked a “well rounded and dedicated committee” for the win as well as “so many people outside of RAG volunteering this year.”
Other notable awards included Most Promising Society, which went to Redbrick, and the Best New Society which was given to the International Erasmus Student Network.
The Best Event of the Year was awarded to DCU Style Society for their fashion show which took place in The Helix, Team of the Year was awarded to DCU men’s athletic country squad and Best Poster of the Year was received by the Mental Health Society.
The artist behind the winning poster, Hayden Guy told The College View what society life meant to him.
“I learned a lot from being in Mental Health Soc and I’m very honoured to be a part of such a great society in DCU,” he said.
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