2018 Shortlist Announced

Over the past eight years, the NUS Wales Awards have highlighted the amazing work students’ unions are doing. Our awards are an opportunity for students’ unions across Wales to gain national recognition for the extraordinary things they do throughout the year.

Students’ unions across Wales achieve wonderful things, from campaigning to influence change, to increasing awareness of important issues, and making students’ lives better. The NUS Wales Awards are our opportunity to thank you all and to celebrate your amazing achievements!

This year we received a record number of entries, showing the vast extent of the amazing work being carried out by students’ unions in Wales. We’ve had the opportunity to see some of these campaigns first hand and this year’s entries were extremely impressive!

NUS Wales wants to congratulate all the nominees this year and look forward to seeing you all at the NUS Wales Awards dinner on Tuesday 13 March at 7 pm at the Principality Stadium. If you haven’t booked on already, make sure you do! Register here as an Awards Dinner Guest.

The nominees for the NUS Wales Awards 2018 are:

 

Campaign Award

To recognise inclusive and impactful campaigns that empower Students’ Unions, improve students’ lives or campaign on issues faced by members.

(Nominees in no particular order)

  • Aberystwyth University Students’ Union: Vagina Monologues Campaign
  • Cardiff University Students’ Union: Democracy from Day One Campaign
  • Coleg Gwent Students’ Union: Environmental/Litter Campaign
  • Swansea University Students’ Union: 16 Days of Activism Campaign
  • Wrexham Glyndŵr Students’ Union: Period Poverty Campaign

 

Diversity Award

To recognise Students’ Unions that have demonstrated and strengthened their commitment to equality and diversity.

  • Swansea University Students’ Union

Education Award

To recognise a project/campaign/initiative that aims to improve teaching and learning, access to or attainment in post-16 education.

 (in no particular order)

  • Wrexham Glyndŵr Students’ Union
  • Coleg Gwent Students’ Union
  • Aberystwyth University Students’ Union
  • Cardiff University Students’ Union
  • Swansea University Students’ Union

 

Officer Team of the Year Award

To recognise inclusive student opportunities that have had a transformative impact on the people involved as well as the world around them. This could be an event, project, or campaign run by a club, society, group, media or RAG.

 (in no particular order)

  • Aberystwyth University Students’ Union Officer Team
  • Trinity Saint David Students’ Union Officer Team

 

Staff Member of the Year Award

To recognise a project/campaign/initiative that aims to improve teaching and learning, access to or attainment in post-16 education.

 (Nominees in no particular order)

  • Steph Dalton, Student Voice Co-ordinator (Opportunities), Swansea University Students’ Union
  • Martin Dodd, Student Support and Representation Manager, Aberystwyth University Students’ Union
  • Rhys Dart, Chief Executive, Trinity Saint David Students’ Union
  • John Steele, Head of Training and Development, Cardiff University Students’ Union
  • Danny Hyde, Lampeter Bar Manager, Trinity Saint David Students’ Unio

Student Opportunities Award

To recognise inclusive student opportunities that have had a transformative impact on the people involved as well as the world around them. This could be an event, project, or campaign run by a club, society, group, media or RAG.

 (Nominees in no particular order)

  • Swansea University Students’ Union
  • Trinity Saint David Students’ Union
  • Aberystwyth University Students’ Union
  • Coleg Gwent Students’ Union
  • Wrexham Glyndŵr Students’ Union

Students’ Union of the Year (Further Education)

To recognise inclusive student opportunities that have had a transformative impact on the people involved as well as the world around them. This could be an event, project, or campaign run by a club, society, group, media or RAG.

  • Grŵp Llandrillo-Menai Student Union

Students’ Union of the Year (Higher Education)

To recognise inclusive student opportunities that have had a transformative impact on the people involved as well as the world around them. This could be an event, project, or campaign run by a club, society, group, media or RAG.

 (Nominees in no particular order)

  • University of South Wales 
  • Aberystwyth University Students’ Union
  • Swansea University Students’ Union
  • Wrexham Glyndŵr Students’ Union