NUSU bags Educate North’s Students’ Union of the Year award

Newcastle University has been  awarded several accolades at the North Educate Awards and Conference, winning the top prizes in University of the Year, Students’ Union of the Year, and the Employer Engagement Award for the Business School.

Newcastle University Students’ Union’s Welfare and Equality Officer Luke Allison told The Courier: ““I was honoured to be at the Educate North  awards ceremony, where we won best Students’ Union of the Year. I am glad that all the hard work the Union staff have put in over the last year has been acknowledged! I’m proud to have been able to work with them for the last year!”

“’It really was so brilliant to be awarded Students’ Union of the Year,” Activities Officer Hannah Goring added. “Staff and students work tirelessly to make the Newcastle Experience the best it can be, and this award recognises what we have achieved as a Union.’”

NUSU has also been highly commended for its access project, the NUSU Participation Bursaries.

“We are honoured to receive this award,” Michelle Robson, the Widening Access Coordinator, told The Courier. “So far, the bursary scheme has enabled 512 first year students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access sports clubs and societies, meet like-minded people and gain those all important graduate skills.

This award is recognition for our commitment to widening access to our opportunities for all students, regardless of their social background. We look forward to developing the scheme further in the future and positively impacting many more students!”

Educate North Awards and Conference, in association with The Telegraph Media Group is a prestigious one-day conference and high profile awards event, which celebrates, recognises, and shares best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

Professor Tony Stevenson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Newcastle University, said: “These awards reflect Newcastle University’s outstanding quality in teaching and research along with our focus on high levels of student satisfaction.

“This success follows the recent QS World University Rankings by Subject results which highlighted the University as being among the best for many of its popular courses.”

The ceremony took place in the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

Rob McLoughlin, founder of Education North, said: “The judges focus on very high levels of achievement and viewed Newcastle as ‘the complete university’.”

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