Student Opportunities Awards 2019/20

Leics Celebrate You


The Student Opportunities Awards celebrate all our students' amazing achievements from this academic year. We know that under the current circumstances, you might not feel much like celebrating - but there's still so much for everyone to be proud of, and it's now more important than ever to support each other and recognise our strengths!

We're really disappointed not to be able to hold our celebrations in-person this year, but we're dedicated to ensuring that none of our students miss out on the recognition they deserve. The livestream Leics Celebrate event was held on Friday 22 May 2020 at 4pm.


Click here to watch the livestream event!


Click here to download a PDF transcript


We received a record number of nominations – over 400 in total - and the bar was set incredibly high. Our student volunteers, fundraisers and Student Groups have been absolutely outstanding and we would like to say a HUGE congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Student Opportunities Awards!


Volunteering and Fundraising Award Winners


The Frank May Cup for Volunteering

Jonathan Ince

Finalists: Millie Salt, Natasha Krywald, Amy Pickering


Volunteering Project of the Year

Pro Bono

Finalists: Sexpression and Community First Responders


Peer Support Award

Yuanzhi Sun

Finalists: Tianrun Qin and Thariq Maulana


RAG (Raise and Give) Award


Finalists: Islamic Society, Sandy Mohamed, and Women's Rugby


Peer Mentor of the Year

Kat Velasco Boyer

Finalists: Maryam Farid and Sarah Chambers


Student Group Award Winners


Student Group Collaboration of the Year

Islamic Society & Amnesty International

Finalists: Islamic Society; Book Club and Homeless Outreach; and Nutritank (LUSUMA), GP Society & Lifestyle Medicine Society

New Student Group of the Year

Cocktail Society

Finalists: Yoga Society and Women in Finance

Student Group Development of the Year

Book Club

Finalists: Sexpression and Burlesque

Student Group Event of the Year

Men’s Rugby Union (LGBTQ+ History Month)

Finalists: Burlesque and SCRUBS

Student Group Campaign of the Year

Islamic Society (Wellbeing Week)

Finalists: Marrow (Hero Week) and Homeless Outreach (Winter Coat Drive)

Outstanding Contribution to Community

Pro Bono

Finalists: Book Club and Sexpression


Student Group of the Year

The overall Student Group of the Year Award for the academic year 2019/2020 goes to... Book Club!

Academic and Politics Student Group of the Year


Finalists: Pro Bono and SCRUBS

National, Cultural and Faith Student Group of the Year

African Caribbean Society (ACS)

Finalists: Islamic Society and Christian Union

Sport and Team Leicester Student Group of the Year


Finalists: Ultimate Frisbee and Running and Athletics Club

Charity, Support and Campaigning Student Group of the Year


Finalists: Pro Bono and Homeless Outreach

Common Interest Student Group of the Year

Book Club

Finalists: Cocktail Society and Women in Finance

Performance and Media Student Group of the Year


Finalists: Chamber Choir and Dance Performance Society


For a full list of all the awards and the criteria used in judging nominations, click here for our PDF handbook.

If you have any questions about the awards or nominations process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

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