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Student Group of the Year Award Winner Mountaineering

Our Student Groups make us #ProudToBeStaffs

Each year our student community achieve incredible things with their clubs, societies and networks and this year, despite Covid-19 unfortunately changing our plans to celebrate in person, we still want to recognise all their hard work.

You can read more about some of the fantastic #ProudToBeStaffs stories we received this year here.


Moving online

The original plan was to host a huge celebration at Kings Hall, however due to circumstances things changed. This wasn't going to stop us from showcasing the incredible things student groups had achieved this year!
To find out exactly who won the awards, you can watch the full show above via our YouTube channel, or if you just can't wait, scroll down to find the winners...


Community & Collaboration Award

Shortlisted: Mountaineering Club; Mature, Parent & Carer Network

Winner: Boxing

By working together with other student groups, improving their communications to build a community and showing a new energy to reach and engage more students our Boxiety Society are having a massive impact on their community. Thank you to all of our Boxing Society for making us Proud to be Staffs.

Read more here.


Raise & Give (RAG) Award

Shortlisted: Movember Collaboration, Islamic Society

Winner: The Nappy Project

Here at your Students' Union,we’re lucky to have such generous students who take their time to raise money for the charities and causes that matter with them. Sometimes those causes can be closer to home, supporting families and individuals right here in our community. Thank you to all of our The Nappy Project Team for making us Proud to be Staffs.

Read more here.


Event of the Year

Shortlisted: Wake Up On Trent (Fight Club); Global Games Jam (Games Development Society)

Winner: LGBT+ Conference (LGBT+ Network)

Our incredible LGBT+ Network hosted student communities from across the country and shared best practice on how to engage with and support their members. 

Find out why we've got #Pride all year round at Staffs Union.


Commitee of the Year

For our Committee of the Year we celebrate students who have been 'Student Group Heroes' all year!


  • Gracie Van Der Westhuizen (Video Games Union)
  • Andrew Ogunnaike (Video Games Union)
  • Jamie Conquest (Staffs Smash)
  • Jack Kenwright (Fight Club)


Academic Society of the Year

Shortlisted: Social Work Society; Games Development Society

Winner: Midwifery Society

Alongside major commitments to their studies and their calling, the wonderful Midwifery Society have truly amazed us in the things they've achieved this year. Thank you to the all in the Midwifery Society for making us Proud to be Staffs.

Read more here.


Best New Start-Up

Shortlisted: Hip Hop Society, Cue Sports Society, Cosplay Society

Winner: Boxing

Starting a new Student Group is hard, but through exceptional commitment, drive and taking every chance to Be Part of It, the Boxing Society have done amazing!


Student Group of the Year

Shortlist: LGBT+ Network, Theme Park Society, Boxing

Winner: Mountaineering

By setting their sights high the SUMC have achieved great things this year, thanks to their wonderful committee. From preparing to compete for the first time, through to great events in awful weather, they've done it all. Thank you Staffordshire University Mountaineering Club, for making us Proud to be Staffs.

Read more here.



And that’s all folks, thank you for reading about the #P2BSAwards! Big thank you to all of the Student Groups who did amazing things this year, we’ can’t wait to see what you achieve next year…

See you all next year & thanks for making us #ProudToBeStaffs!


Have you got something to say about some of the amazing #ProudToBeStaffs stories OR have some feedback on the Student Group Awards? Share your views with us by emailing studentengagement@staffs.ac.uk.

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