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Celebration Week

Each and every year the members of LSESU achieve the most amazing feats from delivering world leading conferences to campaigning for sector leading change. The aim of this week is to highlight and celebrate all of these wonderful achievements in style. Each day of the week will focus on a different community of students in the following order: 

Monday - Societies

Tuesday - Sports Clubs

Wednesday - Campaigning, Activism & Academic Reps

Thursday - Teaching Awards

Friday - Union Wide

Make sure you follow our social media channels to keep up today with the announcements, shout outs, awards and more through out the week. 

To find out more about the awards, their criteria and to nominate people, please see below. 

Societies Awards

LSESU societies deliver some of the most creative, innovative, professional and ambitious activities, that sometimes it is easy to question whether these are not just volunteer led activities! That is why we love to take the time to appreciate the range of activities with a whole day and 13 possible awards up for grabs.

Here are your WINNERS...

Best New Society

Association of International Peace and Security 

Most Improved Society


Best Society Event

Effective Altruism

Best Student Led Conference

Sports Business: Sports Business Forum 2021

Special Recognition: German Symposium

Best Creative Initiative

United Nations: Awareness Week 2021

Best Online/Covid-Friendly Initiative


The inclusivity Award


Best Collaboration

RAG x Fashion Society - Documentary: Fashion with a Conscience

Best Environmental Initiative

Sustainable Futures 

Best Sub-Committee Initiative

Entrepreneurs: AIBE Conference 

Best Career Initiative

Entrepreneurs: London Startup 

Most Engaging Social Media Presence


Society of the Year




Brazilian, Chile


Album, Animals, Bacchus Wine, Chess, Data Science, Film, Hedge Fund, History, HKPass, Japan, Marine, Negotiation,, Pakistan Development, Singapore, Social Mobility, Social Policy, Spanish, Student Action for Refugees, Venture Capital, Visual Arts, Women in Politics, Yoga 


Advertising Marketing & PR, African Caribbean, Association of International Peace and Security, Amnesty International, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Consultancy, Debate, Drama, Economics, EcoSoc, Effective Altruism, Enactus, Energy, Entrepreneurs, Equality in Education, Fashion, FinTech, Gaming, Green Finance, Grimshaw, Hindu, Human Resources, India, Islamic, Law, Malaysia Club, Music, Pakistan Philosophy Politics & Economics, Pride Alliance, RAG, Sports Business, Students for Children, Sustainable Futures, Tamil, TEDxLSESU, United Nations, Women in Business

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Sports Awards

Our determined and hard working AU Sports Clubs deliver high energy, high output and high table results despite being one of the only russell group unviersities to not have a sports department or course at the University. They make training the best is can be and the social times just as fun. How could we not celebrate their achievements outside of the competition when they have made such an effort to provide a community to students this year. 

Here are your WINNERS...


Club of the Year

Kitesurf & Wakeboarding

Most Altruistic Club


Best Virtual Presence


Best Initiative

Athletics & Running

Outstanding Contribution to LSESU Sport

Jack Bather (Kitesurf & Wakeboarding)

Brian Whitworth Award

Ceri Doyle

Taha Saei Award

Phil Saunes



Swimming, Football Men’s, Volleyball, Squash, Tennis


Netball, Cricket, Rugby Women's, Waterpolo


Kitesurf & Wakeboarding, Athletics & Running, Lacrosse, Dance, Hockey

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Campaigning & Academic Awards

LSE and LSESU are known for leading the way for many things. The number one reason.... making change. Through innovative campaigning, listening ears, empowering voices and disruptive change. Our campaign groups have been leading local and national collectives this year so lets celebrate that power. Including the department based activism being delivered by our ever amazing academic reps.


Award for Excellent Academic Representation – Camille Bou & Brooke Scholes

Together, Camille and Brooke have effectively represented Health Policy PhD students and made an effort to ensure students’ voices are heard – despite the difficult circumstances we all found ourselves in this year. Camille was praised for having “actively promoted inclusivity and fostered a sense of fraternity during a very stressful period”, while Brooke was praised for connecting students with opportunities and providing suggestions to departmental staff on how to improve their programme. Camille and Brooke have gone above and beyond as academic representatives – thank you both!

Award for Advocacy – Melanie Atwood

Melanie has made a huge impact as an academic representative. In her nomination, it was said that “Melanie developed a new approach to SSLC meetings that has made the meetings more efficient and productive. Our students reps have always surveyed the students before each SSLC meeting, but Melanie takes it one step further. She creates a document with the main concerns raised in the survey and includes suggestions for how to address those concerns.” Melanie has been a dedicated and innovative academic representative this year. Congratulations!

Award for Outstanding Commitment – Faraz Khalid

We would like to recognise the outstanding commitment of Faraz Khalid. Faraz has gone above and beyond in advocating for his fellow students this year. Alongside serving as an academic representative, he has proposed a UGM motion, actively participated in student-led campaigns, and stood as an elections candidate. We would like to commend Faraz on his efforts, and thank him for his commitment to representing and advocating for his peers.

A big well done to our award winners and a huge thank you to all of our Academic Representatives for their work on representing student interests this year! 


The 11 Campaign Groups we support through our Campaigns Hub have seen some incredible successes this year! Here are some of the big wins of the student-led movements:

Queer campaign

  • Started an LGBT+ support group with the Counselling service
  • Changing gender-neutral toilet signage to be more inclusive
  • Published the guide for LGBT students
  • Working to create an LGBT space on campus
  • Working to allow trans students to change their pronouns online and have them used in the classroom

Rent Strike Now

  • Signed up over a hundred students to rent strike
  • Worked with the media to spread the word
  • Jointly organised a tuition fee strike
  • Held a rally with hundreds of students and Jeremy Corbyn as speaker

Liberate the University

  • Jointly organised a tuition fee strike
  • Held a rally with hundreds of students and Jeremy Corbyn as speaker


  • Released a report based on a consultation with staff and students about the nursery closure
  • Over 500 students signed the petition
  • Story featured in a nursery publication
  • LSE created partnerships with three nurseries as a result of lobbying

Hands Off LSE

  • Hosted a panel with Dr Alison Phipps, the 1782 Group, AMINA and Survivors.
  • Set up a website with resources for survivors
  • Set up a form to highlight experiences of LSE students with sexual violence

LSE Mental Health Collective

  • Hosted dozens of events
  • Released a survey to analyse students’ experiences of mental health
  • Hosted a blog exploring mental health and intersectionality

Well done to the students that have worked as part of our campaigns! Your hard work has really paid off!

LSESU Honours Awards

The Honours are a way to reward the positive impact students have had on the LSE community, giving them the recognition they deserve and celebrating their achievements along the way.



Tanya Marwaha

Alice Rigo Saitta

Dimitra Stratopoulou

Martha Reid

Aleksandra Furmanek

Celine Mano

Brooklyn Han

Beatriz Tiago Fernandes Marques da Silva

Ella Marshall

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