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NUS Awards 2015: Leeds City College SU wins FE Students’ Union Award

Thursday 09-07-2015 - 18:39

Leeds City College Students’ Union received the Further Education Students’ Union Award at this year’s ceremony.

Leeds City College Students’ Union has received the Further Education Students’ Union Award at tonight’s NUS Awards. 

Over the past year, Leeds City College Students’ Union has introduced a new student voice system to ensure full accountability of all college departments, introduced a student policy panel and has made sure union reps are at the decision table at most of their institutions’ meetings.

The union has also brought  in an anti-bullying reporting system, made itself part of the college’s official complaints process as well as the disciplinary system.

Four years ago, LCCSU was moving sideways, with only one full time sabbatical officer, they now boast four active full time officers allowing the union to be far more enterprising and to be self sustainable.

What the winners said:
‘We don’t have any staff so this award is testament to the hard work of student volunteers who have worked relentlessly over many hours to make the union grow. The open-minded partnership we have with the college has definitely been a factor in that success.’ - Craig Clements, President at Leeds City College Students’ Union

What the judges said:
‘Clear evidence of a fantastic and successful journey to really build a thriving Union, empowering its members and providing great service.’

Four other students’ unions also featured in the shortlist of nominees for the Further Education Students' Union Award, with Canterbury College Students' Union being named runners up.

The NUS Awards are an annual celebration of the enormous work which students’ unions, officers and staff do. For more information about the other NUS Award winners from the night, please visit www.nusconnect.org.uk.  

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