Congratulations to everyone who took part in the NUS Awards 2014

This year over 600 nominations from students’ unions across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales were submitted for the NUS Awards 2014.

Winners pick up their awards at the 2014 NUS Awards at Macron Stadium in Bolton

Winners pick up their awards at the 2014 NUS Awards at the Macron Stadium in Bolton

The NUS Awards 2014 are a celebration of the work in your union; from officers and staff, to inspirational students and unsung heroes – a chance to reflect on the past year, celebrate achievements and share amazing stories from across the country.

Sixty four students’ unions made it through to the finals and 14 winners were finally announced at the gala awards ceremony in Bolton on Thursday night.

In front of over 700 faces from across the student movement; 14 students’ unions and their staff, officers and volunteers received their awards from national president Toni Pearce and deputy president Raechel Mattey; including awards for outstanding contributions from individual students, sports clubs and societies as well as for ground-breaking work in equality and diversity and enterprise.

With the standard higher than ever, the agonising decisions were the responsibility of nineteen judges from across organisations in the education sector and beyond.

Also receiving awards were six students’ unions who had taken part in the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative (SUEI) – a project set up to recognise work in students’ unions across the UK and providing a framework for improvement. The final SUEI awards were presented by the co-founder of the scheme, Di Boston.

The continuing success of the NUS Awards relies on the submissions from dedicated activists and staff from across the movement. This year you nominated in record numbers – thank you to everyone who took part.

For the past six years, Endsleigh have been a partner of the NUS Awards.

With a heritage set in the student movement since its foundation, Endsleigh has always endeavoured to support students in every possible way – we’re proud of their support in helping to recognise the astounding achievements across the year in the student movement. Endsleigh’s retiring Managing Director; Ian Passmore was also recognised at the awards ceremony with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the student movement in this role.

This year’s winners came from 14 students’ unions – congratulations to everyone who took home an award on Thursday night!

Explore the Winners
Keep your eyes peeled throughout the week for more information on all our winners and runners-up including exclusive interviews and judges comments.

You can see a full list of winners and runners-up by clicking here.

Meet the Judges

NUS Awards 2014 Judges

Meet the panel who had the agonising decisions to make in judging the biggest NUS Awards ever.

NUS Awards with Endsleigh

With a heritage set in the student movement since its foundation in 1965, Endsleigh has always endeavoured to support students in every way possible. Believing in the celebration of excellence in students and students’ unions – Endsleigh have been a partner for the NUS Awards for the past six years. We are proud of their support in recognising some of the astounding achievements seen each year across the movement.


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