UWS’s Students’ Union has been crowned University Students’ Association of the Year at the NUS Scotland Awards - with Students’ Union President Ellie Gomersall also named the new NUS Scotland President.
The University Students’ Association of the Year award recognises the achievements of students’ association in the past twelve months in shaping education and empowering individuals.
Dr Lucy Meredith, Interim Principal & Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “I am delighted that the UWS Students’ Union has been named University Students’ Association of the Year. It is fantastic recognition for our Students’ Union team who are absolutely dedicated to ensuring all students have the best university experience here at UWS and that they feel represented and supported throughout their time with us and beyond.
“I am also incredibly proud of Ellie, who has now been named NUS Scotland President. Ellie is a dedicated, inspirational and passionate voice for our students and has worked tirelessly to advocate for issues important to our university student body. Both of these achievements are richly deserved.”
Ellie Gomersall, President of the UWS Students’ Union, said: “It's fantastic to see the hard work of our amazing student movement at UWS being recognised by NUS Scotland.”
I'm so honoured that Scotland's students have put their trust in me to lead our movement over the next two years. As President at UWS Students' Union I've seen first-hand the impacts of the crises our students are facing, and I'm excited to fight against these on a national level.
Ellie Gomersall, UWS Students' Union President and the new NUS Scotland President
As well as winning University Students’ Association of the Year, the Students’ Union was shortlisted for Student of the Year, Staff Member of the Year and Society of the Year.
The awards were announced at a dinner on the first night of the NUS Scotland Conference, which was held at the Apex Hotel in Dundee. The panel for the awards included representatives from Colleges Scotland, Universities Scotland, SPARQs and the Scottish Funding Council.