Clubs Awards 2019

The annual Clubs Awards was held in the Pavilion on Thursday 3 October. Find out who walked away with an award on the night.

Students receive an award at 2018 Clubs Awards

Supreme Club of the Year


Muslim Students' Association

The overall winner is normally selected from the categories listed below, however this year the award recognised the Muslim Students' Association, in honour of their strength and focus in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack.

Following this horrific attack, the Muslim Student Association provided feedback, advice and leadership at the University.

As a social and religious organisation, their usual activities include Jumu’ah prayers, quizzes and study sessions. They took a big step up when it mattered most and we are in awe of their spirit.

New Club of the Year


Developers Society

The Developers Society hit the ground running, securing sponsorship funds before they even launched their organisation. They’ve continued to grow with a successful 48 hour hackathon, high profile speakers and working with high schools to promote technology. They are committed to seeking and responding to member feedback.

Runner up

Chinese Postgraduate Society

Cause of the Year


The Sustainable Future Collective

Sustainable Future Collective have knocked it out of the park with their collaborative approach this year. They’ve networked across the University and with other clubs to create a community of socially conscious change makers. Using their connections, the club has spotted and filled gaps in events, activities and campaigns. Above all, they have role modelled sustainability in all its facets.

Runner up

Fossil Free

Religious and Spiritual Club


LGBT+ Christian Alliance

Filling a much needed gap in the University community, LGBT+ Christian Alliance has grown quickly from 20 to 100 members with weekly activities and larger events. The organisation has worked with other Christian organisations to establish itself as an important part of the wider Auckland community.

Academic Club of the Year


Civil Engineering Student Association

CESA had a 250% increase in sponsorship, 30% increase in memberships and shifted their focus from social activities to delivering transformational development and employment  opportunities for civil engineers. 

Faculty Winner
Business Social Innovation New Zealand
Engineering Civil Engineering Student Association
Science Science Student Association
Law Rainbow Law
Arts Arts Student Organisation
Medical and Health Sciences Student Association for the Medical Sciences

Cultural Club of the Year


Han Cultural Club

Han Cultural Club has experienced a more than 50% membership increase! Focusing on promoting the culture, the club hosted numerous regular activities covering all aspects of the traditional\ culture. With a strong focus on making meaningful connections, the executive has role modelled one of their key messages, “inner beauty and good character attract more than words”.

Runner up

Taiwanese and New Zealand Students Association

Sports Club of the Year


Underwater Club

Underwater successfully purchased a new boat this year, an exceptional achievement. The club now can now take more people further on trips. They have also focused on making certification more affordable for open water qualifications, and increasing female diver participation. 

Runner up

Volleyball club

Special Interest Club


Auckland University Chess Association

This association fulfilled a long-awaited desire for a chess club, gaining more than 250 members in their first semester. Their weekly session is open to all skill levels and styles of game play. They also secured sponsorship to ensure a professional start to the organisation with a marketing strategy well under way.

Runner up

Stray Theatre


Individual Awards

Category Winner
Treasurer of the Year - runner up Natasha Smyrke (Women in Health Network)
Treasurer of the Year - winner Alexandra Riddle (SciSA)
Secretary of the Year - runner up William Lay (ESA)
Secretary of the Year - winner Rachael Machado (Women in Law)
President of the Year - runner up Dee Iosefa and Fionn Tuapola (Pacific Island Law Students Association)
President of the Year - winner Teresa Lee (UN Youth)