Wednesday 06-07-2016 - 20:35
Liverpool Guild of Students have won the Higher Education Students’ Union Award at this year’s NUS Awards with Edinburgh University Students' Union named runner-up.
What the judges said:
“Liverpool Guild of Students have had an excellent year, participation in representation and student activities has increased more than ever before with 220 societies and a membership of 8179. Liverpool Guild have set up a strong links with a number of Students’ Unions in the Liverpool area this year, allowing for collaboration across a number of areas. Their NSS score has increased this year by 18% showing members are happier with Liverpool Guild that ever before.”
Tricia O’Neill, Liverpool Guild of Students chief executive, said:
“It means everything to win this award, it’s fantastic. It’s been a really interesting journey and all of the staff and the officers have been brilliant this year, it’s wonderful. We’re delighted and it’ll be a real boost I’m sure.”
Harry Anderson, Liverpool Guild of Students president, said:
“As an outgoing officer after two years, this is the best thing I could have asked for.”
Richard Brooks, NUS vice president for union development, said:
"I’m delighted to announce Liverpool Guild of Students has won the Higher 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.”
For more information about the NUS Awards, please visit www.nusawards.org.uk.