Wednesday 06-07-2016 - 20:10
Forth Valley College Students' Association take the runner-up spot.
What the judges said:
“Clear evidence illustrating the output of the department, SHSU shows innovation by being one of the first and only Student Unions' to have a social enterprise programme for students ways - locally and internationally, self-employment or working in a social enterprise. As well as this SHSU showed clear collaboration in the community through the Connecting Communities project, which connects local schools, colleges and university students with community organisations."
Claire Collister, Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union social enterprise programme leader, said:
“It’s brilliant to win this award, we’ve put loads of hard work into promoting social enterprise so it means a lot to us. Everyone worked really hard so it’s great.”
Richard Brooks, NUS vice president for union development, said:
"I’m delighted to announce Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union has won the Enterprise 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.”