Union Awards Winners Announced

Hannah Mason, Editor-in-Chief

Last night the Students’ Union held it’s annual awards ceremony.

The Union Awards is the celebration of the work of the union’s student volunteers and employees.

The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) hosted the awards evening were the work of a range of students and student groups were awarded.  Categories covered everything from student media to academic representation, from societies to the green ladder project.

All the awards winners and nominees were nominated, shortlisted and chosen by students. The Students’ Union would like to thank all those were involved with the process.

“We are very grateful to all those students who took the time to nominate as well as wade through pages of nominations to decide the winners.”

The winners of the Union Awards 2016 are as follows:

Commercial Impact Award

Highly Commended – Phoebe Dearden & Megan Reynolds (Membership Engagement Assistant)

Winner – Daniel Pye (Retail Supervisor)

Above & Beyond Award

Highly Commended – Gracie Donoghue (SU Chlamydia Screening Project Supervisor & Student Engagement Assistant)

Winner – Megan Critchley (UCLan Flying Start Team)

Job Shop/Student Temp Excellence Award

The Opportunities Centre Team

Step up to Leadership Award

Gracie Donoghue

Employer of the Year

Highly Commended – Lisa Davies

Winner – Carrie House

Sports Club of the Year

Women’s Rugby Union

New Society of the Year

Harry Potter Society

Best Student led Sustainability Project

The Plant Exchange (Thi My Linh Dang & Qianwen Chen)

Media Contribution of the Year

Thomas Gardner & Richard Crake

Most Innovative Election Campaign

Phoebe Dearden

School President of the Year

James Hofstetter (School of Business)

Student Media Platform of the Year

Frequency Radio

Society Event of the Year

Japan Day (Japanese Society)

Getin2 Star Volunteer

Alex Kay & Jake Miller

Campaign for Change

Refugees Welcome Campaign

Society Member of the Year

Leah Derham-Boyce

Sports Personality of the Year

Megan Gilroy

Media Volunteer of the Year

Ariana Scott

Campaign Activist of the Year

Chloe Knowles

Green Ladder Volunteer of the Year

Thi My Linh Dang

Course Rep of the Year

Matthew Cuerden (Public Relations)

Society of the Year

Musical Theatre Society

Union Volunteer of the Year

Yousuf Bhikha

Students’ Union President, Josie Linsel, spoke to Pluto after the awards evening.

“It was such a lovely night. It’s always brilliant to be able to thank our student volunteers and employees for all of the hard work and time they invest in the union in many different ways. They make the union what it is and improve life at university for thousands of students. I hope everyone there enjoyed it. Thank you for a fantastic year!”

The Union Awards was part of the Students’ Union’s Celebration Week which featured the Student Media Awards, Golden Roses, Union Awards and the Societies Ball.


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