The SUBU Awards Shortlist has been announced!

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s SUBU Awards.

Hosted by the Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU), the student-focused awards will recognise and thank those students who have had the biggest impact within the Students’ Union and made an outstanding contribution to enhance the student experience at Bournemouth University (BU).

The awards received nominations from university staff, students and external partners. There are fifteen awards up for grabs, with finalists commended for their contributions to the Students’ Union and the significant difference they have each made to university life.

Holly Tyack, VP Student Opportunities at SUBU, said: “It’s been great to see so many members get involved with their Students’ Union this year. We’re incredibly proud of everyone who’s worked hard to make a positive impact at Bournemouth University, and especially those who have received a nomination for a SUBU Award.  

“This is our third year of hosting the SUBU Awards, and we were delighted to receive over 300 nominations for students who have gone above and beyond this academic year. It was incredibly hard to decide on the shortlist, as every single one of these students rightly deserves recognition for their efforts.  

“Wishing everyone who has been shortlisted for an award the very best of luck. We look forward to announcing the winners at our SUBU Awards ceremony in a few weeks!” 

The winners will be unveiled during a ceremony on Thursday, 9th May at Key West, Bournemouth Pier.

Tickets will be available for students to reserve from Monday, 22nd April. To reserve your space, visit


SUBU Awards 2024 Shortlist

Best Nerve Outlet 

  • Nerve Radio 

  • Nerve TV 

  • Nerve Photography 


Outstanding Contribution to Nerve Media 

  • Hannah Clubley, Nerve Radio 

  • Philippa Hemingway, Nerve Radio 

  • Harry Strubel, Nerve TV 


5* Club or Society of the Year 

This award will be determined by the SUBU Club & Society 5* Grading system, which has allocated points for participation in a range of activity. 

The recipient will be determined by the Society with the highest number of points by Thursday 9 May. You can view the current leaderboard here.  


Best New Club or Society

  • Threads Society 

  • Gaming Society 

  • Hiking Club 


Club or Society of the Year 

  • Ballroom and Latin Dance Society 

  • Bournemouth University Surf Club 

  • Women in STEM 

  • Bournemouth University Dance Society 


Clubs & Societies Committee Member of the Year 

  • Elm Murphy, Threads Society Events Officer 

  • Michaela Roberts, President of Cocktail & Mocktail Society 

  • Tina Popko, President of Women in STEM 


Student Volunteer of the Year 

  • Monta Paeglite, Dorset Mind 

  • Rosie Morrison, STARS 

  • Daniel Sendagire Juuko, Refugee Support Europe 


Business School Student Rep of the Year 

  • Stephan Benedict Rodrigues 

  • Ahmed Ola 

  • Branka Ozdemir 


Health and Social Science Student Rep of the Year 

  • Destinee Cushnie-Mason 

  • Grace Egbonna Ehiosun 

  • Tina Balicka 


Media and Communications Student Rep of the Year 

  • Beth Moreton 

  • Calvin Rodrigues 


Science & Technology Student Rep of the Year 

  • Aly Ghicavaia 

  • Catrin Morris 

  • Seb Cobb 


Part-Time Officer of the Year 

  • Alex Caton-Bradley, Faculty of Science and Technology Officer 

  • Charlie Lavender, Trans, Non-Binary, Intersex and Gender Identity + Officer 

  • Zainab Abdul-Obitayo, Disabilities, Accessibility and Neuro-Diverse Officer 


Outstanding Contribution to Equality 

  • Sarah Clark 

  • Oluwaseun Awogbenle 

  • ACS (African & Caribbean Society) 


Student Staff Member of the Year 

  • Alfie Pallett, Dylan's 

  • Daniel Jidkov, The Old Fire Station 

  • Destinee Cushnie-Mason, International Buddy Scheme Admin Assistant 

  • Jack and Dimo, Content Creators 


Outstanding Contribution to Student Experience 

  • Bournemouth University Surf Club 

  • Gabriel Adelaja 

  • Aishwarya Balasubramanian