Thursday 3 April 2014
On Wednesday 26 March students and staff from Schools from the Faculty of Science and Engineering gathered to celebrate the activities of the Faculty’s academic societies. The Science and Engineering Academic Society Awards, taking place for the first time, were attended by over 40 students from the societies along with academic staff from the Faculty.
The Awards, prizes and certificates were presented by Julia Shelton, Dean for Taught Programmes in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and a full list of winners is available below.
The Society of the Year award was presented to the Biomedics Society, who were praised for their great events, such as Professor Robert Winston, and collaboration with societies from across Queen Mary.
Rebecca Fickling, who won the President's President Award for her work with PsiStar Society, said: 'Receiving the award is a great achievement for myself and the society and goes a long way to support our belief PsiStar really does have a presence. I have no doubt that next year's committee will build on our success, striving to provide the best academic and student experience for all those involved. Being recognised for our hard work carries a great deal of reward.'
Julia Shelton, Dean for Taught Programmes in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, said ‘I am so pleased to see students getting involved in doing a huge range of things around people or topics related to their degrees. The academic societies in science and engineering have achieved so much in the last year. The development of communities in the faculty is really important for everyone and none of this would be possible without the engagement of both the students and the staff who are helping to support them.’
Interested in joining a society? Or want to create one of your own? Then visit the Queen Mary Students' Union website to find out more.
Society of the Year - Biomedics Society
President’s President Award - Rebecca Fickling of Psi Star Society
Most Improved Society - Chemistry Society
Best Themed Event - Psychology Society hypnotist event
Faculty Collaboration Award - Biomedics Society working with Barts and the London Asian Society for a dance battle of the Biomedics of Mile End and Medics of Whitechapel at the biggest student event in London BLAS Elegance 2014.
Society Photo of the Year - PsiStar Society
Staff Liaison of the Year - Dr Nathalie Lebrasseur, Chemistry Society