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Student Awards 2023

The biggest night of the year - the UJS Student Awards - is back for 2023!

Join us on Thursday 20th April in Central London for a night of prizes and party! Register your attendance at the bottom of this page. 

Nominations are now open for all of our award categories. You can submit your nominations here. Nominations close on Wednesday 5th April. 

You can nominate an individual, group, or JSoc for awards in the following categories: 

Education Project of the Year 

For a project that:  

  • Focuses on a range of topics, including but not exclusive to: 

  • Religion 

  • Politics 

  • Holocaust Education 

  • Philosophy 

  • Can be peer-led or run by a speaker 

  • Either regular events or one-off 

  • Inclusive – Open to the J-Soc or to the wider community. 

  • Has had a big impact 

  • Worked behind the scenes 

  • Embodies UJS’ values 


Social Action Project of the Year  

For a project that:  

  • Encourages positive social change in local or national communities and/or on campus 

  • Worked tirelessly on logistics and dedicated to making a change. 

  • Put on events, which could include, but not exclusive to: 

  • Fundraisers 

  • Mitzvah day 

  • Period Poverty 

  • And more 


Interfaith Project of the Year  

For a project:  

  • That brings people of different faiths together 

  • Has a positive impact on faith communities 

  • Active in interfaith networks and spaces 

  • Can include: 

  • Social events 

  • Educational events 

  • Interfaith Friday Night Dinners 

  • Representing the J-Soc in interfaith panels 

  • And more 

Israel Engagement Initiative of the Year 

For an initiative that:  

  • Engages with Israel in a productive manner 

  • Can be political, educational, social, charitable, etc. 

  • Makes an impact on the conversation around Israel on campus 

  • Shows creativity in the thought process around engagement 


Campaign of the Year 

For a campaign that:  

  • Includes events and/or social media 

  • Raises awareness and support of an issue 

  • Can tie in with a national UJS campaign or be independent 

  • Topics such as: 

  • Jewish education 

  • Liberation

  • Mental health 

  • Politics 

  • Social action 

  • And more 


Event of the Year  

For an event that:  

  • Can be any size – it’s about the quality not how many people came 

  • Made a positive impact to the Jewish students  

  • Is different to the J-Soc’s usual events 

  • Shows initiative and creativity 

  • Embodies UJS’ values 


Maurice Helfgott Award for leadership  

For a student who:  

  • Has made a large contribution to Jewish Life on campus 

  • Has shown excellent leadership on campus or in the community 

  • Is continuing to positively impact their Jewish Community 

  • Open to all opportunities 

  • Dedicates their time (often without credit) 

  • Dedicated to making a difference. 

  • Will go on to have an impact on the Jewish and wider community 

  • Embodies the values of UJS in their leadership 


J-Soc of the Year  

For a J-Soc that:  

  • Goes above and beyond to provide for its members, creating a Jewish home away from home 

  • Offers regular and a variety of events throughout the year 

  • Shows progress and development from the previous year 

  • Has shown great initiative during Covid-19 Pandemic  

  • Not necessarily the biggest J-Soc, or the J-Soc that offers events every week 


Jewish enrichment and engagement award 

This award is for a group or individual who has shown dedication during the year to bring Judaism to Jewish Student.   

  • Can be any size – it’s about the quality not how many people were involved 

  • Made a positive impact to Jewish students  

  • Was a one off or regular activity

  • Showed initiative and creativity 


Volunteer of the year 

To thank a student for the many devoted hours of encouragement and help they have given both inside and outside the community.   

  • Made a positive impact 

  • Supported others  

  • Shown exceptional dedication to volunteering 


Liberation Initiative of the Year 

For a student or project that: 

  • Has dedicated their time to educating others about Liberation 

  • Has provided a platform and space for students to speak about their experiences  

  • Continues to be an Activist for their particular Liberation Network 

  • Has facilitated inclusive spaces that celebrate marginalised groups 

  • Advocated on behalf of our one of our liberation groups (Women, LGBTQ+, Working Class, People of Colour and Disability) 

New Jsoc of the year 

For a Jsoc that- 

  • Established (or re-established) within the last 3 academic years

  • Creating a vibrant Jewish life on campus

  • Supporting Jewish students


Alan Senitt z”l Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life (final year students only)  

In memory of Alan Senitt z”l, UJS President 2001-2003. Alan was a role model for those working with him, inspiring young leaders and empowering those around him.  He was an inspirational community leader and political activist with a great passion and belief for all that he did and with a great future ahead of him.  

For a student in their final year who has:  

  • Shown exceptional dedication to contributing to Jewish life on campus throughout their time 

  • Is both a leader and an example to others 

Nominate an individual, group, or JSoc today!


April 20, 2023 at 6:00pm - 9pm

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