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NUS Awards 2016: winners announced

Wednesday 6 July 2016 NUS News

This year we received over 295 nominations from 112 students’ unions across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales for our NUS Awards 2016 and we can now announce this year’s winners.

Students’ union officers and staff from across the UK came together at the ACC Liverpool tonight (Wednesday 6 July) to toast to excellence within the student movement at the NUS Awards 2016.

The NUS Awards are an annual celebration of the extraordinary work which students’ unions undertake each day and are an opportunity to applaud the unsung heroes from the movement whilst reflecting on the standout stories and achievements of the past year.

A total of 37 students’ unions featured in the shortlist of nominees and the judging panel had their work cut out when deciding the final ten Award winners, who were announced at tonight’s gala awards ceremony in Liverpool.

The NUS Awards we’re judged by an experienced panel from across the education sector and beyond. As the quality of nominations continues to rise year-on-year, so does the expectations placed on our judges choose a winner.

We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to tell us about the amazing year your union has had, to all our judges involved, and to our three event sponsors; Carlsberg UKMaxxium UK andBritvic.

NUS Awards 2016 winners:

Diversity Award

  • Winner: Leeds Beckett University Students’ Union
  • Runner Up: Coleg Gwent Students’ Union & Northumbria University Students’ Union


Enterprise Award

  • Winner: Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union
  • Runner Up: Forth Valley College Students' Association


Campaigns Award

  • Winner: City University London Students' Union
  • Runner Up: Middlesex Students' Union


Education Award

  • Winner: Bournemouth University Students' Union
  • Runner Up: Northumbria University Students' Union


Student Opportunities Award

  • Winner: Northumbria University Students' Union
  • Runner Up: Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Association & Canterbury College Students' Union


Ian King Staff Award

  • Winner: Daryl Ormerod (Keele Students’ Union)
  • Runner Up: Annmarie Evans (Aberystwyth Student's Union)


Officer Team Award

  • Winner: Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union
  • Runner Up: Edinburgh University Students' Union


Small & Specialist Students’ Union Award

  • Winner: University for the Creative Arts Students' Union
  • Runner Up: Glyndwr Guild Students' Union


FE Students’ Union Award

  • Winner: Derwen College Students' Union
  • Runner Up: City and Islington College Students' Union


HE Students’ Union Award

  • Winner: Liverpool Guild of Students
  • Runner Up: Edinburgh University Students' Union


Employee Engagement Awards

Highest Employee Engagement Winner 2016

  • University of West London Students’ Union

Most Improved Employee Engagement Winner 2016

  • Liverpool Guild of Students

For more information about the NUS Awards, please visit