Each year we host the Kings Ball where we celebrate the achievements of both Societies and individuals who have contributed to ensuring the students of Aberdeen have the most fun and rewarding experience whilst studying here.

The Society Awards are split into 6 Categories :-

Society of the Year - This award is given for excellence in every aspect of a society's activity throughout the year. The following criteria are taken into consideration: active membership basis, significant levels of engagement in events/projects, presence across the campus, contribution to enriching student experience, inter-society activity and collaboration, charity involvement in e.g. RAG campaign etc.

Best Event - This award celebrates an outstanding event put on by one society or by several societies in collaboration

Big Heart Award - This award is for the society that has exceeded their society's aims and objectives and gone above and beyond for others. It's not all about giving and/or raising money - it's about spreading good will to others less fortunate - time and resources go a long way to helping any organisation.

Most Dedicated Society - This award celebrates the enthusiasm and outstanding commitment to enhancing student experience. Whether by starting new projects, diversifying its activities beyond its core objectives, working in partnership with other societies and student groups or improving its overall performance, this society and its committee has pushed the boundaries and delivered more than ever before.

Team of the Year - Teamwork and support is pivotal to the success of a student group. Above all, this award recognises communication, collaboration and a collective determination to deliver. This student team (e.g. student media, Bookends) is open and inviting to new members as well as constantly looking to improve and coming up with new projects and ideas. Nominations are NOT open to AUSA affiliated societies.

Student Leader of the Year - The Student Leader of the Year Award is given to a student who has shown exceptional efforts and dedication to running a society/group and has gone above and beyond to make sure the society/group committee is innovative, committed and welcoming to old and new members. This student has exceed in his/her role not only dedicating an extortionate amount of hours to leading the society/group but has shown an ability to inspire, high level of commitment, creativity and confidence in this role.

These awards are open to all affiliated societies - with the exception of Team of the Year which is only open to affiliated Groups.

The Kings Awards celebrate those individuals that have gone above and beyond in their roles.  There are two categories - Merit and Distinction.  These awards are open to all those that are involved in affiliated societies and AUSA student groups.  You need to have been involved for 2 years to be eligible.