University for the Creative Arts SU win Small & Specialist SU Award

Wednesday 06-07-2016 - 20:22

University for the Creative Arts Students' Union have won the Small & Specialist Students’ Union Award at this year’s NUS Awards with Glyndwr Guild Students' Union taking the runner-up spot.

What the judges said:

“University for the Creative Arts Students’ Union have implemented and developed the Union’s first ever strategic plan, undergone a significant programme of membership research, contributing to the development of a four year strategic plan underpinned by student consultation and research. As well as this the organisation have created and staffed a brand new membership engagement department, across all four campuses.”

Ellie Webb, University for the Creative Arts Students’ Union Canterbury campus president, said:

“It’s absolutely amazing to win this award, we’ve worked so hard this year. We’ve come from nothing and built it from the ground up and we’re all here to celebrate such a hardworking year. We’ve all worked amazingly together and this is just the cherry on top, winning this award.”

Richard Brooks, NUS vice president for union development, said:

"I’m delighted to announce University for the Creative Arts Students’ Union has won the Small and Specialist Students’ Union 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.”

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