NUS success as the Students’ Union vies for top awards
13 June 2012
The University of Bristol Students Union [UBU] is celebrating after being shortlisted for five national awards.
Its efforts over the past year have been recognised by the National Union of Students [NUS] through two of its award schemes – the Higher Education Awards and the NUS Awards 2012.
The nominations for the NUS Higher Education Awards, which focus on student engagement and showcase some of the most innovative and successful activities happening within Students’ Unions across the country, are:
- Student Journalist of the Year - Tom Flynn, editor of Epigram
- Students' Union Staff Member of the Year - Ryan Bird, Education & Representation Manager at the JustAsk service
- Campaign of the Year - Don’t Bin Bristol Bursaries
And nominations for the NUS Awards 2012, which highlight the achievements of students' unions, students’ union staff and officers as well as individual students from across the UK, are:
- National Student Survey Promotional Campaign of the Year
- Course Representative of the Year - Farooq Sabri
Sam Budd, the Chief Executive of the Students’ Union, said: “The University of Bristol Students' Union has been on a tremendous journey over the last three years and it is fantastic to find ourselves shortlisted for five major national awards. It is so great for the trustees, officers and staff of UBU to see such tangible fruits of their incredibly hard work but it is also great for our membership to be able to see that their union is improving and making a real contribution to student life.”
The NUS Higher Education Awards will be presented during the Student Engagement Conference in Nottingham this week.
The NUS Awards ceremony will take place at the Students’ Unions 2012 conference in Exeter on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July, with the awards ceremony closing the conference on the evening of Wednesday 4 July.
The award winners will be scrutinised by eight judges which include industry leaders such as Paul Coffey, from Google, and Chris Maples, UK Managing Director of Spotify, as well as Sky Sports News Presenter Rob Wotton and John Gill, the Editor of Times Higher Education.
For more information, please visit the NUS website.