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NUS Awards 2015: Nottingham Trent SU wins HE Students’ Union Award

Thursday 09-07-2015 - 18:41

Nottingham Trent Students’ Union received the Higher Education Students’ Union Award at this year’s ceremony.

Nottingham Trent Students’ Union has received the Higher Education Students’ Union Award at tonight’s NUS Awards in recognition of it’s satisfaction ratings amongst students, staff and it’s parent university. 

In September NTSU embarked upon the first year of its strategic plan, having consulted with over 2,500 members in the process of creating their vision for the next three years, identifying student groups requiring further focus from the organisation. Coming to the end of this first year, NTSU have; secured funding for development of its facilities at their third campus, increased their NSS score by 11 per cent, are ranked third best SU in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2015.

NTSU are equally well regarded by their our own staff: scoring 98 per cent staff satisfaction in the NUS Staff Engagement Survey 2014 and this year they rolled the survey out to over 200 student staff, returning a satisfaction rate of 90 per cent - twelve percentage points higher than the average students’ union.

What the winners said:
‘We’re overjoyed to be winning this award. We worked hard and it’s a great way to top off the year, it’s a crowning achievement. It shows that when you work with your university, great things can be achieved.’ - Jeremiah Anson, President at Nottingham Trent Students’ Union

What the judges said:
‘Nottingham Trent Students’ Union have shown real evidence of success, from campaign outcomes on specific issues to QAA and rankings.’

Four other students’ unions also featured in the shortlist of nominees for the Higher Education Students' Union Award, with University of Exeter Students’ Guild 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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