Strathclyde Students’ Union have been awarded the top- prize of ‘University Students’ Association of the Year’ at this year’s NUS Scotland Awards.
The awards, hosted at Dunblane Hydro, are an opportunity to celebrate standout stories and achievements of the past year within Student Unions, as well as recognise their impact and the difference they make to students in their everyday lives.
Nominated alongside Stirling and Robert Gordon University Students’ Association, Strathclyde Students’ Union were also shortlisted in the categories for Officer Team, as well as the Union’s own Commercial Manager – and legendary DJ – Phil Reavey for Staff Member of the Year.
On receiving the award, NUS tweeted: ‘StrathUnion [have] had an amazing year, achieving huge amounts through their Strategic Plan. This has led to a host of projects & campaigns, gaining new roles and increasing democratic engagement in the SA. Amazing work!’
This isn’t the only nomination Strath Union has received this awards season. Next week, Best Bar None will be hosting their National Awards, with the Union in the running for Specialist Entertainment Venue. Here’s hoping they can build on the three regional awards that they won at the end of 2018.
Strathclyde Students’ Union President, Matt Crilly, commented on the win saying: “I’m totally buzzing, this is a great achievement for the Union and all of the students and staff who work so hard throughout the year to provide the very best for our members. For me and the officer team it’s a real boost and reflects the work we’ve all put in this year and the victories that we’ve had from the abolition of the graduation fees to securing more funding for our most vulnerable students. Having just been re-elected as Student Union President I am looking forward to building on our successes from this year and developing new campaigns for the year ahead.”
Strathclyde Students’ Union Chief Executive Manish Joshi commented: “This is a fantastic achievement that reflects the strategic work we’ve been doing in the Union over the past few years. We’ve brought together a talented and high achieving staff team and have a top performing officer team – when you couple that with the breadth and depth of talent and the diversity of our members it’s a winning formula! I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff, right across the organisation, for their hard work, commitment and dedication – they are very often in the background but we would not be where we are today without them.”