We're delighted to announce that the Guild of Students has been crowned ‘Students Union of the Year’ at NUS Awards 2018!
The NUS Awards celebrate the all the amazing things students’ unions across the country get up to each day while reflecting on the standout stories and achievements of the past year. It is therefore a huge honour to pick up the 'Union of the Year' trophy, helping us celebrate all the good work that has taken place at the Guild over the past 12 months.
The NUS Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 4th July on the final day of Students' Unions 2018, the flagship SU event. A number of awards were handed out, with fellow unions picking up prizes for their work in democracy, campaigning and their Officer Teams before the Union of the Year winner was announced.
In revealing the winner, the judging panel noted that the Guild of Students is “an exemplar union – achieving ‘Excellent’ in Quality Students’ Unions last year and willingly sharing their good practice with the movement.”
“This award is for the incredible students at University of Birmingham who, along with the Guild, lead real change through student representation and campaigns, as well as running over 300 student groups and societies and keeping us entertained with an exciting calendar of performances and events. You are the reason your students’ union is the best in the country.”
Ellie Keiller, Guild President
“This award not only helps us to celebrate the hard work of the past twelve months, but the four-year journey the Guild has been on to transform our union to help students get the very best from Birmingham. Our thanks go to the work of four Guild Officer teams, our Guild staff, Trustee Board and countless volunteers and stakeholders who have been with us on this journey and contributed so much to our success.”
Jo Thomas, CEO Guild of Students
The awards evening offered an impressive insight into the work taking place across the students' union sector and was a timely reminder of the difference the movement continues to make to students.?
From left to right: Jo Park (International Officer elect), Adam Goldstone (Education Officer), Reece Roberts (Guild President Elect).