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Faculty of Science and Engineering Academic Society Awards 2015

Friday 10 April 2015


Mathematics Society received their Society of the Year award

On Wednesday 1 April around forty staff and students from across the Faculty of Science and Engineering joined to celebrate the work of the Faculty’s academic societies.  The awards were presented by Professor Julia Shelton, Dean for Taught Programmes in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The awards were as follows:

Most Improved Society

  • MatSoc – Winner - for increased membership despite lower intake numbers, as well as their trips to Advanced Engineering Expo and The Great British BioScience Festival and for their work on the SEMS Industrial Liaison Forum

Best Themed Event

  • BioMed Society - Winner- for their event ‘Perspectives on Ebola’ which was attended by other universities including King’s College. Speakers included Dr Ron Cutler, Professor Ain McKnight and Professor Allyson Pollock. Also included guest speakers from Doctors without borders and nurses treating Ebola patients

Faculty Collaboration Award

  • Maths Society – Winner – The Megamenger Project – The Worldwide Fractal. A huge event building a level 2 Mengersponge. This was a collaboration with Schools and universities throughout London. It took 3 building sessions per week open to all students in QMUL and engaged with Royal Holloway and UCL.

Staff Liaison of the Year

  • Rachel O’Callaghan – Winner
  • This is the 2nd Year that Rachel has worked tirelessly to support the BioMeds and the Society has gone from strength to strength

President’s President Award

  • Giulia Campolo of Maths (leading a fantastic team)
  • This award was voted for by the other presidents. Giulia has done exceptionally well and has shown great commitment and enthusiasm.

Society of the Year

  • Mathematics Society – Winner
  • For the first time in a long time an S&E Society has won the overall SU Society of the Year. There has been a 113% increase in membership. They are responsible for hosting the IMA Early Career Mathematicians at QMUL. Most importantly the Society has got students talking about Mathematics.
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