NUSU Shortlisted for Top Awards

Awards

Your Students’ Union has been shortlisted for top honours in both the Guardian University Awards and Educate North Awards for yet another year.

NUSU have been recognised in two categories for the Educate North Awards, Student Experience for our Inclusive Newcastle and the biggie: Students’ Union of the Year.

Jack Taylor, President at NUSU, said: “It’s such an honour to be recognised once again for the fantastic work that both the Students’ Union and the University does throughout the year, to not only engage with our current students but also to keep developing everything that we offer.

“We’re all really hopeful that we’ll get to keep the Students’ Union of the Year award for the second year in a row as it has meant so much to all of our staff, Officers, Reps and students.” 

The University have also been shortlisted in the Educate North Awards in the categories for Business/Industry Collaboration, Environmental Industry and University of the Year.

In the Guardian University Awards 2017 NUSU has been shortlisted once again for the Inclusive Newcastle programme in the Student Experience category.

Liam Isaac, Inclusive Sport Co-ordinator at NUSU, said: “The Guardian Awards are so important to us and to be recognised for our inclusive sport offer is a huge compliment as we are up against some incredible Universities and Students’ Unions in the country.

“NUSU’s inclusive sport offering is unique nationally. The scheme comprises of removing barriers students may face to participate in sport through several initiatives such as ‘NUSU Participation Bursaries’ which provides access to sport for low-income students, the ‘Earn Your Stripes’ accreditation scheme which rewards AU clubs as they make their sports more inclusive as well as opportunities to access social sport through Hall Sport and Give it a Go. More recently, we have introduced mental health training for sports teams.

“Students with disabilities are also able to participate in para sports through our partnership with local community providers.”

Newcastle University have also been shortlisted for the Business Partnership award at the Guardian University Awards and will be up against Swansea University and The Open University in this category.

The Guardian University Awards night will be taking place on Wednesday 29th March in London and the Educate North Awards winners will be announced on the 27th April in Manchester.

For the full Educate North Awards shortlist click here (http://www.educatenorth.co.uk/2017-shortlist)

To see the full Guardian University Awards shortlist click here (https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/mar/07/the-judges-decision-finalists-for-the-guardian-university-awards-2017#provider_opoint)

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