According to the Students’ Union website:
"Laurels exist for any student of your Union who might have contributed in an outstanding manner above and beyond the call of duty in service to a committee or helping in the running of your Union at large. In making your nomination the following distinction is important to recognise. Laurels are not for somebody who has done just a good job, but somebody whose performance has been absolutely outstanding."
Laurels were awarded to Aliya Gulamani (Disabled Students Representative), Arran Wiltshire (Student Development and Volunteering Officer), Mario Creatura (Editor 07/08, The Orbital) and Morgan Hamilton-Griffin (Equality and Diversity Officer) among others.
Big winners of the evening were Mary Dunn, who’s outstanding achievements with the arts and drama societies were formally recognised, and the Bill Shindler Shield (for the most outstanding individual) went to Joe Friel (Insanity Station Manager 07/08) who set up the groundwork for converting Insanity Radio to FM.