Clubs Awards 2022
The annual Clubs Awards were announced on 6 October. Find out who walked away with an award.
Supreme Club of the Year
Science Students' Association (SciSA)
The Science Students’ Association has done a tremendous job and had its biggest year in 2022. Not only did the team host academic events to help science students, but they have also collaborated with 24 other student groups, organised a range of social and equity-focused events, run fundraisers and helped promote a sense of community within the University. With over 20 events during the year alongside 17 sponsors, SciSA has delivered high-quality activities for its members in what will be considered its golden year.
New Club of the Year
Auckland University Maker Club
The Maker Club was launched during lockdown in October 2021. The purpose of the club was to inspire anyone and everyone who makes. The maker club has collaborated with multiple clubs on campus providing a great experience to all University community.
Rainbow Business has grown beyond the Business School to catalyse the creation of a more connected and visible queer community that spans City Campus, creating more than 10 successful events in 2022 and engaging with almost 500 students, Rainbow business show their commitment as a club to uplift the LGBTQIA+ community.
Academic Club of the Year
University of Auckland Mooting Society
The Mooting Society supports the Law School with six mooting competitions that accommodate different year levels and abilities. Some of their accomplishments this year include setting up a free formal clothing rental service to provide people adequate courtroom attire and organizing the DLA Piper Law & Tech Moot.
Robogals writes workshops and presents them to Auckland Schools to encourage STEM participation. In 2022, the Robogals committee have reached approximately 1,400 primary and secondary students. Over 50% of their workshops were regarded as Long Distance – showing their commitment to facilitating STEM opportunities for all communities.
|Arts||Village Arts Association|
|Engineering||Mechanical and Mechatronics Student Association|
|Law||University of Auckland Women in Law|
|Medical and Health Sciences||Campus Neuro Society|
|Science||Science Students' Association (SciSA)|
Cause of the Year
University of Auckland Women in Law
Women in Law has proved their commitment to their cause and wider community. They have held initiatives which provide exposure to lower-decile school students, facilitated a mentoring programme which targeted members with disabilities, chronic health conditions or identified as part of LGBTQIA+ community. They have also held a speaker panel which aims to inform attendees overcome obstacles in male-dominated industries.
Sustainable Future Collective
Sustainable Future Collective continued their advocacy on accessible education, engagement in discussion, and implementing sustainable solutions. In 2022, they have participated in Keep Cup Week, promoted SFC x UoA Events Council's Future Fit Competition and worked on the University’s Net Zero Carbon Strategy.
Religious and Spiritual Club of the Year
University of Auckland Muslim Students' Association
The Muslim Students Association (MSA) aims to support the spiritual and religious needs of students who practise or are interested in the Islamic Faith, raise awareness around the accomplishments of Muslim students at the University of Auckland, and also hosts a multitude of events and undertake initiatives to uplift the well-being of its members.
Student life held on-campus events, organised members of their team to conduct survey on spirituality and co-hosted a 3-day retreat which welcomed both Christians and non-Christians. Also, conducted different communication channels to their members to discuss topics such as spirituality and Christianity.
Cultural Club of the Year
Pacific Island Law Student Association
This year, the Pacific Island Law Student Association has enhanced their community culture. PILSA has organised various events to celebrate the Pacific culture such as their first event of the year - online Chapel Service. They also celebrated their new part II students and heard from student speakers who shared their stories. They also collaborated with AUPISA for Cook Islands Language Week and contributed to Cultural Day in Semester 2 this year.
TANSA (Taiwanese and New Zealand Students Association)
The Taiwanese and New Zealand Students Association’s goal is to provide activities to not only promote Taiwanese culture, but also be a safe space to celebrate multicultural backgrounds. This year, their strong team of 22 traveled to Tongariro with a sign up capacity of 62 – which sold out in 7 minutes. Their members’ backgrounds span from Malaysia, China, South Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka and many more.
Sports Club of the Year
University of Auckland Badminton Club
The University of Auckland Badminton Club has achieved their goal – engaging students and promoting badminton throughout the university community. During 2022, they have held 4 busy sessions each week, collaborated with various other clubs on events and were heavily involved in organising university tournaments. They received 250 signups for both semesters this year – which represents people’s love for badminton in the university community.
The University of Auckland Cheerleading Association
The University of Auckland Cheerleading Association has had a successful year. They ran trainings twice a week, were awarded champions for multiple cheer competitions and established a solid team of athletes. The team won the Battle in the Bay in Tauranga and Cheer Factor in Auckland. Their team members have also won gold medals in duo and partner stunting, and have organized fundraisers to engage with the community.
Special Interest Club of the Year
Auckland University Horticulture Club
The Auckland University Horticulture Club has had a successful year. They have ran sold-out workshops, collaborated with clubs such as Sustainable Future Collective and Kiwi Asian Club and participated in Wiki Whai Hauora Week. They also sold 180 plants on their plant market day and held an eco-drinks night with Generation Zero to discuss the issue of climate change.
Auckland University Tramping Club
Auckland University Tramping Club has successfully reached its 90th anniversary in 2022 – making it one of the university’s oldest clubs. The executive team organised a large field trip in September with current and past members – some whose membership dates to 1959. The club has also organised more Outdoor First Aird courses this year, as well as combined Snowcraft and Avalanche Rescue courses than ever before.
|President of the Year - Winner||Sahan Jayatissa – Postgraduate Student Association|
|President of the Year - Runner Up||Thomas Swinburn - Auckland University Medical Students' Association|
|Treasurer of the Year - Winner||Maariyah Sahib - University of Auckland Muslim Student Association|
|Treasurer of the Year - Runner Up||Leo Wang - Robogals Auckland|
|Secretary of the Year - Winner||Nicholas Kondal - TedxUoA|
|Secretary of the Year - Runner Up||Britney Cheng - The University of Auckland Cheerleading Association|