Awards Ball 2019 Winners


UWSU Awards Ball 2019 Winners List 


“Thank you to all who attended our Awards Ball on Wednesday night. It was such a pleasure to see you turn up and take pride in your achievements! I would like to congratulate all the winners for your hard work and commitment to ensure the student experience is above expectation. We are so proud of all our student groups and their successes over the last year, and we hope you carry the same level of commitment and enthusiasm moving forward. 


Thinking about joining a sports club? Have a look at the various teams you can get involved with. This is a fantastic opportunity to build your social network, take on new challenges, and be a part of something big. You’re not alone in this; the Students’ Union staff are here to support and encourage you throughout your time at University.” 


UWSU President 

Lareb Naseem 


Check out our sports clubs here: 


Outstanding Contribution to UWSU 


Student Employee of the Year 

Olivia Ponsford  

Tuomas Jokiniemi  

Maira Mogal  

Amy Kilner  

Undercroft Bar Staff - Winners 



Outstanding Contribution to The Great Start Project 

Santiago Murillo Guerri  

Jon Woodburn  

Bobbie Notcutt  

Tola Ogunpitan and Emma Northfield - Winners 



UWSU Personality of the Year  

Olivia Ponsford  

Kaniya Abubakar  

Will Pallett – Winner 



Societies and Centre of Performing Arts  


Best New Society  

Filipino Society  

EmpowHer Society  

Psychology Society  

Drop in the Box Society  

Marketing Society  

Environmental society – Winner 



Most Improved society  

ELSA Society  

Musical Theatre Society  

First Aid Society  

Sikh Society  

Tourism Society – Winners 


Society event of the year  

Labour and Conservative: Pink and Policy 

Korean Culture Society – Versus Night  

Film Society presents: Cinema for All Day  

Bangladesh society and Pakistan Society presents: Lip Sync Battle 

Filipino Society presents: Christmas Party – Winners 


Society member of the year  

Jayne Fletcher  

Patrik Krivanek  

Jillian Keith  

Ashley Turalba  

Melia Tabani – Winner 


Society president of the year  

Shantel Neo  

Luca Ferrara  

Mariama Hashi  

Dain Son 

Olivia Ponsford  – Winner 


Society of the year  

Musical Theatre society  

Drop in the Box society  

LGBTI+ Society  

Environmental Society  

Mental Health Society  

Korean Culture Society  – Winners 


Outstanding Contribution to CPA 

Jillian Keith  

Sali Koleli  

Shantel Neo – Winners 


CPA Event of the Year  

Musical Theatre society presents: Greece  

Choral Society Christmas Service  

Musical Theatre presents: The Winter Musical Extravaganza – Winners 



Smoke Media 


Best Presenter  

Sara Motie  

Gabriel Lucas-Green  

Dan Taylor – Winners 



Best Student Media feature  

Smoke Radio Talks – Women in Media  

Bean Bag sessions – Smoke radio – Winners 


Student Journalist of the Year  

Ashleigh Swan 

Mina Mahdi  

Matthew Smith – Winners 



Outstanding Contribution to Smoke Media  

Dan Taylor  

Gabriel Lucas-Green  

Sam Badcock  

Pulama Kaufman – Winners 





Most Improved Team of the Year  



Men’s Football – Winners 


Committee of the Year  

Men’s Rugby  

Men’s Football  


Cheerleading – Winners 


Captain of the Year  

Poppy Corbould  

Alexandra Lehtovaara  

Brian Ijeh  

Deane Dizon – Winners 


Player of the Year  

Ryan Wong  

Afrasyab Khalil  

Deane Dizon  

Jennifer Bailey – Winners 


Biggest Sporting Achievement  

Men’s Basketball  


Futsal – Winners 


Team of the Year  

Men’s Tennis  

Men’s Rugby  

Men’s Football  

Taekwondo – Winners  


The Quintin Hogg Award 

Ryan Wong and Alexandra Lehtovaara - Winners