Congratulations to all of the amazing clubs, societies, publications and performances who have been recognised in this year's Arts Awards!

The 2024 winners

Best Contributor to the Media

Altay Shaw

In recognition of his research with Altay has been President of Kinesis Magazine for two years, Treasurer of Cheese Grater twice and has now successfully been elected as Managing Editor for Kinesis Magazine!

Best Event

Threading the Eye: A Crypt Gallery Exhibition - ERA Journal

Era hosted an exhibition in the Crypt Gallery underneath the St. Pancras New Church in Euston. The event was massively successful, attended by over 300 people and showcasing pieces from over 31 student artists.

Best Contributor to the Arts

Vanessa Chan

As Diversity and Inclusion Officer for UCL Drama Society, as well as the Executive Producer of Pride Festival, Vanessa has been a force behind ensuring the artsUCL community celebrates difference.

Best Small Production

Fusions: A Musical Documentary - Jazz Society

FUSIONS was a unforgettable experience focused on displaying the development of jazz fusion music over the last 60 years. The fantastic musicianship of the cast created an exciting and unique small production.

Best Media Piece

TERF Out Transphobia: The IOE and “Academic Freedom” - Cheesegrater Magazine

Mads Brown provided an essential platform for queer student voices. This piece was heavily researched and eloquently created to shine a light on transphobia on campus and why that needs to change.

You can read the winning article online.

Diversity Award

Drama Society

The UCL Drama Society has continued to go above and beyond to ensure diversity and inclusion through their events, uplifting marginalised LGBTQ+ and BAME communities, as well as creating opportunities for members of all experience levels.

Best Design

Rhapsody 2024: Legacy - Live Music Society & Stage Crew Society

In collaboration with UCL Stage Crew Society, the design of every element of the show was thoughtfully planned to help bring cohesion to the larger production while also allowing each song to stand on its own.

Best Individual Performance

Eugenie Ng - Chess: The Musical (Musical Theatre Society)

Eugenie's strong stage presence was felt from the moment she entered the stage as Svetlana. It is not easy to simultaneously portray such emotion and strength in a character, and Eugenie did this effortlessly.

Best Publication

Cheesegrater Magazine

This year has been particularly successful for the Cheesegrater, with two pieces having been shortlisted at the Student Publication Association Awards and Investigations Editor Rebekah Wright being Highly Commended for ‘Best Journalist’ in London.

Most Developed Arts Society of the Year

Drag Society

In a year, Drag Society have gone from an idea to having gained 70+ members and delivering six drag shows at Mully's!

Arts Personality of the Year

Maya Khurana

Maya has been heavily involved in multiple societies, from Stage Crew to Live Music. She been on stage, backstage, producing, designing, championing and representing. She’s really done it all!

Best Bloomsbury Production

The Producers - Musical Theatre Society

The whole show was a spectacle, with huge, slick dance numbers and captivating costumes. The humour and showmanship from the cast created a captivating production that wowed audiences each night.

Arts Society of the Year

Musical Theatre Society

Musical Theatre have brought in theatre professionals, offered numerous trips to the west-end, collaborated with their artsUCL peers, held weekly choir sessions and generally created a welcoming, supportive place for theatre lovers.


Aaliyah Dean

Alex Fryer

Aniella Ingram

Antian Bi

Aomi Hiroi

Asma Laali

Bella Marwick

Ben Francis

Ben Vengerik

Caleb Scutt

Charlie Ollerenshaw

Chiara Venetucci

Chris Bailey

Eleonora Anzalone

Ell Pullen

Elsa Rogero

Emily Vialls

Euan Toh

Eve Wightman

Francesca Rattray

Franz Torres

Jago Cahill-Patten

Joanna Philipsz

Kate Hodgson

Katie Kavanagh

Mara Stoll

Marian Jago

Marianne Heleine

Naomi Chung

Natalie Marie Fischer

Ronan Venkat

Sean Russell

Seth Harris

Stas Kaleta

Tarisha Kaushik

Tess Haddad Meerson

Will Telling

Yasmin Yong

Abigail Hunt

Alexandra Miller

Antara Basu

Audrey Lau

Beca Summers

Becca Hollins

Chau Anh Tran

Coco Kemp-Welch

Edward Kirby

Eleni Mantzari

Elmeeza Bazillah

Hamish Kennedy

Haziq Aiman

Helene Maurice-Jones

Ilia Albamonte-Sianni

Izzie Moull

Jake Bradbury

Jonny Oakley

Juliette Rapp

Kelly Yeo

Keziah Cho

Kyran Pishori

Raquel Fernandes Marques Da Silva

Rui Rui Xie

Scarlett Walker

Thomas Round

Holly McClenaghan

Elliott Hollingsbee

Oliver Reynolds


Alexa Marroquin

Alice Hemmings

Anita Allikmets

Ben Scanlan

Bianne Che

Caleb Seed

Caleb Tan

Clara Ng

Elizabeth McEneaney

Harry O'Donovan

Kaja Posnik

Katherine Marlow

Krystelle Montanez

Lewis Long

Lucy Curran

Madhumila Killamsetty

Mads Brown

Melina Tsilira

Nick Miao

Penelope Toong

Rebekah Wright

Robert Delaney

Sammy Rowkins

Shria Jindal

Sophie Eaton

Soraya Odubeko

Tricia Teo

Will Glaser

Xinyu Sia

Aidan Dennehy

Amber Dunmore

Aryan Tauqeer Khawaja

Junmin Mike Park

Miri Aung

Tom Hughes

Luca Wade


Aaron Reyes-Bordado

Alexa Wong

Alexia Mihaila

Amy Winterbottom

Anezka Khan

Anna Maria Papaoikonomou

Aoife Mulligan Smith

Jai Britto

Jessica Zeng

Jordan Lam

Katya Schwarz

Lewis Murphy

Magnus Cameron

Marni Granek

Maya Khurana

Megan Deniran

Nerea Sainz de la Maza Melon

Gemma Ng

Safiyah Moloobhoy

Sage Still

Victoria Lee

Zhenya Robinson