After the submission of over 300 nominations, SUSU has announced the shortlist for this year’s Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs).

The EVAs are a celebration of the diverse and inspirational volunteering efforts made  within the Union. The names of all of the nominees were announced earlier this month, but have now been whittled down to a shortlist for each of the seven categories:

evas 2014

Collaboration
AIESEC and SUSU International Students Committee
AIESEC Southampton
Alternative and Indie Music
Amnesty International
Comedy Society
David Chitty
Debating Society
Feminist Society

Commitment
Ben Morton
Cait Percy
Catherine Mitchell
Claire Joines
Collette Blackman
Emily Brocklebank
Hannah Mylrea
Jade Head
Jamie Wilson
Laura Mason
Samantha Gardiner
Vineetha Sivadev

Engagement
Abi Mudge
Alternative and Indie Music
Ben Hansen Hicks
Biological Sciences Postgraduate Society
Emma Real Davies
Feminist Society
Jade Head
Private Rented JCR Committee 2013
Verity Mallion

Impact
Celia Jackson
Charles Lewis Cole
Enactus Southampton
Feminist Society
Futures in Finance Conference (Raminder Poonian)
Laura Ellis
RAG
Surge Radio
Yee-Ping Pang

Innovation
Alejandro Saucedo
Chris Frohmaier
Claire Joines
Feminist Society
Jason Taylor
Jess Lobo
Steph Fox
Student Volunteering Week Committee
Tiga Adinin
Will Morley

Leadership
Alex Lombos
Alice Gray
Charlotte von Sicard
Elliot Covers
Jamie Barker
Laura Ellis
Nancy Wong
Serena Dempsey
Verity Mallion

Volunteer
Adam Proudley
Anthony Morris
Catherine Mitchell
Emily Brocklebank
Emma White
Jade Head
Jamie Barker
Josh Cox
Kate Rawlings
Katy Elliott
Laura Ellis
Laura Mason
Marcus Burton
Megan Williams
Nancy Wong
Robin Head
Ross Nation
Sammi Gardiner
Steve Osborn
Tim Brooks

The EVAs ceremony will take place in the Cube on 9 May, to purchase a ticket to the event, click here.

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  • helloo
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    Looks like someone from the feminist society decided this shortlist… because they do soo much good community work

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    Ana
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    Do you even have any idea what they do as a society? Didn’t think so.

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    helloo
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    Yes, otherwise I don’t think I would have been qualified to make that comment.. The work they do is commendable – if you think feminism is a good cause that is – I just feel that being shortlisted for 4 categories is unjustified when many societies which do as much if not more voluntary work within the local community (e.g. primary schools, hospitals) have not been recognised.

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    Ana
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    That’s completely fair, but hardly displayed by your first comment. That just comes across as yet another person spewing empty insults at a society they’ve never been to nor actually done any research into (although you’ve clarified in your case it’s quite the opposite). I think they need to make it more clear that it’s the quality of the nomination and not the quantity that has the deciding factor – I presume whoever nominated femsoc just provided a really thorough nomination.

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    helloo
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    Absolutely, I think the problem here is there is no transparency about how, or who, decided the shortlist. Not that awards should really matter!

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    The Riddler
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    So someone at FemSoc has more time to write a handful of flowery nominations and that means they get more awards than other more deserving parties.

    Great.

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    The Riddler
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    Maybe if the nominations page had been more clear about the fact that these nominations would be judged on their quality and not the actual merit of the student group in question, those submitting them might have put in more time and effort. As it stands, I don’t even think there’s a recommended word count.

  • Hmm
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    Someone’s bitter

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  • Somewhat Unfair…
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    I doubt any other society would have been treated like this had they been nominated….

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