NUS Wales Awards 2016: Winners Announced

Wednesday 16-03-2016 - 14:38
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Last week NUS Wales held its annual award ceremony. The NUS Wales awards recognise the outstanding work of Students’ Unions across Wales. We received an enormous amount of really strong nominations over 8 categories and are pleased to announce the winners.


Higher Education Students’ Union Award

  • Winner: Swansea University Students’ Union



Further Education Students’ Union Award

  • Winner: Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Students' Union


Small and Specialist Students’ Union Award

  • Winner: Glyndŵr Students’ Guild


Campaigns Award

  • Winner: Coleg Gwent Students’ Union
  • Runner up: Bangor University Students’ Union


Enterprise Award

  • Winner: Coleg y Cymoedd
  • Runner up: Cardiff University Students’ Union


Student Opportunities Award

  • Winner: Swansea University Students’ Union
  • Runner up: Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Students' Union


Diversity Award

  • Winner: Coleg Gwent Students’ Union


Education Award

  • Winner: Cardiff University Students’ Union


Officer Team of the Year Award

  • Winner: Bangor University Students’ Union


Staff Award

  • Winner: Glyndŵr Students’ Guild
  • Runner up: University of Wales Trinity St David Students’ Union


This year the awards were judged by: Amanda Wilkinson Director at Universities Wales and Luke Young, Campaigns Policy and Research Manager at Stonewall. Clare Roberts Director of Bilingualism at ColegauCymru also provided invaluable feedback to the process.


The panel were impressed by the calibre and diversity of the nominations coming from the sector in Wales. Luke Young said:


“The entries to the NUS Wales Awards proved that students across Wales are taking an active interest in their education and in improving their communities. I was really struck by the work going on to change hearts and minds, whether it was on LGBT equality, safer sex, self-harm and mental health. Students’ Unions also showed their full strength in working for a better education system on every university campus and in every college.


“The winners all shared the common theme that a group of people working together, even with modest resources, can have a big impact on the lives of students. On behalf of the judging panel, I send our congratulations to the winners and our thanks to all who entered. Their work is making sure that the next generation of students are better supported and have access to more opportunities here in Wales.”   



Beth Button, President NUS Wales said:  “The strength and quality of the nominations received is testament to the hard work that Students’ unions do and the breadth of unions that nominated and won is indicative of the valuable work and overall strength of the Student movement in Wales this year.”



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