Wednesday 06-07-2016 - 20:12
Middlesex Students' Union take the runner up spot.
What the judges said:
“After four years of hard work including four different sabbatical officers City University London have been successful in securing Friday Prayers on campus for students. The Campaign achieved its aim of establishing institutionally endorsed student-led Friday Prayer. This shift in position strengthened relationships between the students and the university in a deep and meaningful way which is continually built on.”
Issy Cooke, City University London Students’ Union president, said:
“It’s a huge surprise to win this award, I don’t think we considered that we might actually win. This has been a campaign that has been going on for years and we’ve had issues around students being able to pray on campus and we’ve had students working together around prayers for a long time.
“I think it made a huge difference to get it on campus and for it to be recognised. This award was really unexpected and we don’t really get recognised that much as a small union that keeps to itself, so to be acknowledged at a place like this is incredible.”
Richard Brooks, NUS vice president for union development, said:
"I’m delighted to announce City University London Students’ Union has won the Campaigns Award at the 2016 NUS Awards. The awards are about celebrating excellence across the activities of students' unions.
“Students' unions make a real difference to the lives of students and the communities around them. I hope the awards show how important their work is and inspire more students to get involved. The unions that have won awards have done fantastic work over the year and should be really proud of their efforts to enhance the student experience and make our society a better place.”