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Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) is the national organisation that bring together societies across all third level colleges and universities.


Want to get in contact with a society in another college?  Email the CIT BICS reps

To find out more about BICS visit their website

BICS National Societies Awards - 9th April 2020


BICS National Societies Awards will take place on April 9th in Athlone in the Sheraton Hotel. CIT will be represented by some of the CIT Societies Awards receipients.  These will include:

  • Society of the Year
  • Supreme Event
  • Best Academic
  • Most Improved Society
  • Best New Society
  • Supreme Individual
  • Best Fresher

Enter on the BICS Website

There are a further 6 awards that are entered as CIT nominees. It would be a great opportunity to gain recognition on a National level for a particular aspect of your society activity during the year.  Return completed form to CIT Societies Office by Friday 26th March. One CIT nominee will be chosen by the Societies Office to be entered to BICS 2020!

Perhaps your PRO did a smashing job on a particular poster, or you have a photograph that captures the essence of Societies!!!


BICS Awards 2019

Best Society Civic and Charitable in a small college went to the CIT LGBT* Society 2019. The Society has always reached out to those in need organising donations to local charities such as Saint Vincent de Paul and assisting with several health campaigns throughout the year. This year they are also extremely proud to have launched their GSA Handbook which they hope will help students across the country.




Best Individual in a small college was awarded to Nuttawud Nutchanat also known as 'Zack'. Zack has contributed to not only the Societies he has been a part of in 2019- LGBT* and Enactus but has reached out to many others. Zack has also been a BICS representative 2018/2019.




BICS Awards 2018

Musical took Best Event in a Small College for "Bad Girls" their Musical.

Enactus won Best Society Charity/Civic in a small college.

BICS Awards 2017

Guild Gaming won Best Society Cultural, Academic and Social in a Small College.

Musical won Best Event in a Small College for "American Idiot"

BICS Awards 2016

Martin Crowley won Best Individual in a Small College.






BICS Awards 2015


The Best Event award was presented to the Musical Society for CARRIE the Musical. In February many of you were treated to the performances which were hosted over 3 nights in the Curtis Auditorium.  The cast delivered a world class performance, a sell-out event and received standing ovations and accolades.  They impressed most on how they executed their venue planning, production, design, marketing and promotion.  The BICS panel considers the whole event organising process, to be recognised as the best is not just a reflection of the high standard of the performances but also how they co-ordinated and planned the event. Chairperson Aaron Barriscale, 3rd year Theatre & Drama Studies student, accepted the award on behalf of the CARRIE family and in particular acknowledged the support from CIT CSM staff throughout the year.


Megan Cronin, 3rd year Marketing student, was stunned to be announced as Best Individual. Those who know Megan perhaps may not be as surprised with her achievement, her enthusiasm and energy has brought an unmeasurable positive influence to so many of her fello students.  Megan enjoys seeing CIT students getting along together and thrives on the opportunity to provide members with opportunities to socialise and network.  Her achievements over the 3 years has seen the Music Society transform to offer an outlet for students across all campuses, master of ceremonies at many events, gaining photography skills and supporting many other societies and college events.  When accepting the award Megan was quick to thank her fello societies committee members and in particular the Music society committee who’s teamwork earned them the CIT Society of the Year award.


Best Fresher Stephanie Fogarty, 1st year Community Development student, took the lead role as Chairperson of the LGBT society and has been pivotal in leading what was described as an unprecedented improvement in the societies activities. The society ensures CIT is a welcoming place for all its members and provides a platform for awareness and education for the Society’s members and the general student populace. Stephanie is much admired, esteemed and appreciated by her peers. When accepting the award Stephanie was very grateful of the support and opportunities that CIT has given her.


The Irish Red Cross Society and Music society also represented CIT at the event and did us proud.

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