Student Hubs is delighted to be hosting the 2023 National Societies & Volunteering Awards (NSVAs), in partnership with our friends at Organised Fun

What are the NSVAs?

The National Societies & Volunteering Awards recognise the contributions of student volunteers and student-led societies from UK higher and further education institutions. This year Student Hubs are hosting the awards, after 15 years of supporting students to engage with social action we are so excited to be celebrating the achievements of the 2022/23 cohort!

If you’re interested in learning more, read about the previous winners in 2020, 2021 and 2022.


How can I get involved?

The ceremony will be happening in May 2023, full details TBC. You can sign up to our NSVAs mailing list to be the first to receive updates on nominations and the event itself.

If you are a University or Students’ Union who would be interested in partnering on the event reach out to Sim at to say hi! Alternatively, businesses and community organisations who are interested in sponsoring and supporting this work should touch base with our Partnerships and Development Director, Fiona, at


can nominate societies and individuals for the awards and join our ceremony


can nominate for the awards and get in touch to chat about supporting the awards


can support the awards, showing their commitment to student experience



Are the awards for volunteers or societies? All categories are open to both societies and volunteers. The Extra Mile category is the only category specifically for an individual.

Who should make the nominations? Anyone! Although we recommend getting support from your volunteer centre, students’ union or volunteer leader as they often have lovely things to say about you/your project and will write a fantastic nomination!

How do I win? Nominations are longlisted by a panel of sector experts, then sent to the judging panels. The judging panel for each award has representation from student leaders and sector experts in volunteering, student engagement and societies. They decide the Winner and 2 Runners Up per category.

What do I win? All Winners receive a trophy and all Winners and Runners Up also receive a certificate. We also showcase your efforts on social media and to the press!


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