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Warwick societies win enterprising awards

The RBS Enterprising Students Society Awards (ESSA) aim to reward and recognise the innovative skills involved in running a successful student society.

This year ESSA attracted more than 140 entries from universities across the UK.

Several Warwick societies won prizes: congratulations to Warwick Finance Society, Warwick PPE Society, Warwick Entrepreneurs, Warwick Rowing and Warwick Economics Society.

To enter the awards, student societies have to apply for accreditation first, demonstrating the events and activities carried out, membership numbers and turnover. In 2012 -2013 more than 440 societies were accredited.

Whether arts, sport or finance, student societies are the perfect “dry run” of managing a business: committee members must seek sponsorship, market to new members, manage large budgets and hold events. The RBS ESSA rewards these enterprising activities across all societies, helping students obtain a competitive edge and boost their CVs.