Trinity Student Societies Win National Irish Awards

Posted on: 22 April 2010

Trinity College’s student societies beat off competition from 14 other colleges throughout Ireland to win four out of the eight categories they were nominated in at the annual Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) awards.  The DU Players were successful in three categories and took the top award for ‘Best Society in a Large College Award’.  Ross Dungan of DU Players was awarded ‘Best Individual in a Large College’ and the award for ‘Best Event in a Large College’ went to DU Players and the Comedy Society for the ‘Trinity Fringe Festival’.  The St Vincent de Paul Society also won on the evening and took the award for ‘Best Civic Contribution in a Large College’.

A number of other student societies were also nominated for awards including the Visual Arts Society, Maths Society, the Historical Society and Best Fresher Cian McCarthy.  Speaking about all the nominees the chairperson of BICS Riona Hughes said: “These students have chosen to strive and make a difference.  If the calibre of these societies’ contribution is anything to go by our world would be a better place for having them in it.”

Trinity College’s students celebrate winning BICS awards.

The Central Societies Committee (CSC) is the College body that regulates student societies, granting recognition and funding as well as overseeing activity.  The CSC is responsible for 103 societies covering diverse interests.  The Board of Irish College Societies is a national organisation which is dedicated to providing a national forum for the societies in Ireland’s Universities, Colleges and Institutes of Education.  This year 14 colleges took part in the BICS awards and year-on-year many new institutions come on board emphasising the importance of the role of student societies in the overall student experience.