Thursday 09-07-2015 - 17:44
Liverpool Guild of Students collected the Student Opportunities Award for its recent redevelopment of volunteering on campus.
Liverpool Guild of Students received the Student Opportunities Award at this year's NUS Awards in recognition of their leading work in the field.
Over the past year, the Guild has significantly invested funding into new initiatives by inviting student groups to submit proposals for projects which will benefit the wider community at their regular ‘Spend It’ sessions. During the sessions, there are discussions around the needs of their individual societies and the wider Guild community. The aim is for students to move from their own individual interests to the interests of the wider community and student body.
The Guild has ensured members feel able to participate in activities and increase opportunities by; rethinking its training cycle, developing its Give It A Go programme and significantly redeveloping volunteering schemes
What the winners said:
‘We’re overwhelmed with the award and we’re really glad to have got some recognition from NUS.’ - Harry Anderson, President at the Liverpool Guild of Students
What the judges said abotu Liverpool Guild of Students:
‘We loved the huge redevelopment of volunteering at the guild and that they have engaged so many volunteers and organisations in their work.’
Four other students’ unions also featured in the shortlist of nominees for the Student Opportunities Award, with the Queen Margaret University Students’ Union and Edinburgh University Students’ Association 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.