On Wednesday 25th June, we hosted our annual Milkround Society Awards – which saw students from all over the UK coming together, demonstrating what they have been getting involved in at university and how these avid individuals have contributed to their societies.

The event is a great way for us to meet some of the most inspiring young people and connect them to leading employers. It also allows us to understand what drives students, what challenges they’ve faced along the way and how they’re developing themselves outside of university studies, to ensure that they are the most employable candidates.

Our panel of judges: Isabella Luba from Merkle | Periscopix, Jack Culpan from Sponsor My Society, Andrew Crisp from UpRising and Stefan Kovacevic & Alex Bellotti from One Young World, connected with the finalists, offering both employment advice and specific guidance around society sponsorship. Both us at Milkround and the judges were overwhelmed by the pitches, making the all-important final decision a very difficult one!

 

Milkround's Society Awards 2018

Kelsey Robb from Lancaster University’s Advertising Society, pitching to the judges

We accepted over 130 applications and shortlisted this down to 9 societies for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to a Society’ award and 6 students for the ‘Individual Contribution to a Society’ award. We assessed the applications based on their efforts, their dedication to developing a society and what they would do with our £1,000 cash prize. These finalists were then invited to attend our Society Awards at the Milkround HQ – pitching to the judges.

Throughout the day, the students were able to network with one other and learn about what employers are looking for. It gave employers the opportunity to present the companies they work for and their graduate offerings, with one student applying for a role at One Young World on the day!

 

The Winners

 

Mima Markicevic - The Holdsworth Club Society (University of Birmingham)

Mima Markicevic won ‘Individual Contribution to a Society’ after demonstrating her dedication to The Holdsworth Club. In just one year, Mima transformed this declining society into one with clear goals and great support

Handprints-eNABLE Scotland

Handprints were awarded with ‘Outstanding Contribution to a Society’ for their selfless contribution to local communities, creating prosthetic arms for those most in need. They were passionate about changing people’s lives – working on projects for hospitals and vets where funding was lacking

What our judges said…

“The level of ambition, motivation and entrepreneurial spirit in the room was unmatched, and choosing a winner was a very difficult decision. I am sure that all the attendees will go on to do great things!”

Jack Culpan, Sponsor My Society


“It was an excellent opportunity to see the fantastic work students are doing in their societies. I was overwhelmed by the creative ways they were solving problems they faced and could see how all the skills they were learning could directly help them in future careers. It was also inspiring to hear about the amazing work they do for local and global communities, both within University boundaries and beyond.”

Izzie Luba, Merkle | Periscopix

 

 

Want to get involved in sponsorship with us?

If you are interested in being part of any Milkround events, increasing awareness of your organisation in the student and graduate market or if you just want to partner with us, then please give us a call on 0333 0145 111, or email us at info@milkround.com