Bright Futures Annual Awards 2018: The Inside Scoop

Bright Futures Annual Awards 2018: The Inside Scoop

Tuesday, 24th of April


Another year, another Awards Ceremony! 2017/18 has been another resounding success in the Bright Futures network’s history.

And this deserves a celebration. To top it all off and recognise the work of our fantastic committee members and employers, we hosted the Annual Awards Ceremony last week! And of course, with an event like this, it needs to be documented. So sit tight, folks, and get ready to receive the lowdown on the biggest event in the Bright Futures’ year…

The Bright Futures Awards 2018 at a glance…

  • 14 universities represented by Bright Futures’ committee members
  • 9 companies present
  • University Careers Services also supported the event
  • Coming together to celebrate:
    • 27 Bright Futures Societies operating on campus this year
    • Approximately 120 fantastic on-campus events hosted by our Societies, including with employers
    • The efforts and dedication of both our students and employers throughout the 2017/18 year, increasing exposure to employability upskilling both face-to-face and digitally

What is the Awards all about?

Every Spring, we invite our students and employers from the Bright Futures network to come together and celebrate the work and dedication put into running fantastic events, promoting online content, and offering unique employment opportunities to young people, by our committee members and employers.

It is an afternoon of presenting our Bright Futures Societies with our nine awards, over lunch and champagne, while also watching committee member presentations detailing the work that has taken place over the academic year.

The Awards Ceremony brings together the network in a celebratory afternoon to highlight the successes of the year, provide networking opportunities for our students and employers, and thank everyone for their efforts.


So, who were the winners this year?

The big reveal! The lucky winners of our nine Awards this year are as follows:

Society of the Year: Manchester Bright Futures

Event of the Year: Strathclyde Bright Futures

President of the Year: Lucy, Leicester Bright Futures

Most Inclusive & Diverse Society of the Year: UCL Bright Futures

Most Data Savvy Society of the Year: Strathclyde Bright Futures

Most Collaborative Society of the Year: Manchester Bright Futures

Most Digital Active Society of the Year: Reading Bright Futures

Most Collaborative Careers Service of the Year: Lancaster University

Corporate Investor of the Year: Deloitte


What did our guests think of the event?

“Thank you for inviting us to the Bright Futures Awards yesterday – we had a blast! We met some great students, heard loads of amazing ideas and are really looking forward to the upcoming Insight Days we have planned for later on this year.” – MVF

“The event was absolutely amazing and thank you for offering me the opportunity to be part of this.” – Ana, President of Birmingham Bright Futures

“Tom and I are still on a high from the awards ceremony on Wednesday!!! Thanks for being our main point of contact and helping run such a successful day, I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone when I say it really was a great celebration!” – Anna, Strathclyde Bright Futures

“Attended the Bright Futures’ Awards Ceremony yesterday in London (despite being in the midst of a crazy coursework schedule) to represent Bristol Bright Futures... we were nominated for Most Collaborative Society! Ultimately, the win went to Bright Futures Society Manchester (who also cinched Society of the Year, congrats guys!). Nonetheless, we humbly concede defeat to a society who managed to work with an astonishing 22 companies. This definitely served as an inspiration and I hope my successor will be able to work towards to!” – Hwe-Ming, President of Bristol Bright Futures


Another final congratulations and thank you to our fantastic committee members and employers who have made this Bright Futures year one of the best yet!

To view all of our Awards' photos, find them here on our Facebook

Are you interested in being part of a Bright Futures committee? Get in touch! We would love to hear from you, and will also support you throughout your role, develop your skills and be on hand to help wherever we are needed. Drop Khadijah, our Societies Manager, an email and she will talk you through the process! 

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