Wednesday 06-07-2016 - 20:14
Northumbria University Students' Union take the runner-up spot.
What the judges said:
“Bournemouth University Students’ Union have shown excellent examples of their continued development, introducing the online student voice feedback tool SimOn, as well as introducing systems to improve student experience including one-to-one peer sessions for students as well as training and development opportunities for students.”
Ellie Mayo-Ward, Students’ Union at Bournemouth University vice president for education, said:
“It’s great to win this award, it’s been a long time coming. We’ve always put a lot of work into our representative system and then we finally decided to change it so we got more face-to-face feedback from students. And it feels so good to have a tool that really works for the students and we’ve had so much good feedback. We’re really pleased, it means a lot.”
Richard Brooks, NUS vice president for union development, said:
"I’m delighted to announce SUBU has won the Education 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.”