On Friday night it was the Staffordshire University Students’ Union Activities Awards Evening (a mouthful, I know!).
I had the pleasure of attending the evening with my gorgeous girlfriend, Amy, and we sat with the others from One Media Group.
We enjoyed a three course meal, even if the beef was a bit tough, including a very chocolaty desert!
Before the meal the Society colours were awarded and many of the management, including myself, got colours which are described as “the highest recognition a society can give to its members”.
OMG as a whole had been nominated in several categories for other awards and on the night we found out that we had been short listed for Event of the Year (Divide – a regular alternative music evening) and Society of the Year. Neither of which we won, but we were up against some tough competition.
OMG also presented its own awards to some of the team, and unlike last year, the winners were not told in advance. Maddy Andrews received Best Journalist for her coverage of the Shelton Siege, Best Female Presenter went to Naina Rishiraj for a second year whilst Best Male Presenter (an award which I won last year) went to Steven Cummiskey. Best Format was awarded to Liam Maxwell for his Monday show, Decade Jukebox.
The final award that OMG presented was the Outstanding Contribution Award. I am amazed to say that this was awarded to Oliver Needham! It was a great shock as I wasn’t expecting anything like this at all! I did have a little tear in my eye as I accepted an award and received a little plaque!
As I didn’t get to make a speech, I’d just like to thank everyone who I’ve worked with this year at OMG. If it hadn’t been the support and encourage of management and also the Students’ Union then the new website and outside broadcasts wouldn’t have happened in the first place.
Also a thank you to my girlfriend, Amy Sims, who was there supporting me and offering a different perspective when I needed it the most. It was a pleasure to share the awards evening with her, and she looked stunning as well!
Here’s to another year of OMG progressing and being even better than it already is!
Photo courtesy of Amy Sims.