Writtle College Students’ Union shortlisted for a top national award!

July 2013

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle College’s Students’ Union has been shortlisted for a top national award!

There were 500 entries into this year’s NUS (National Union of Students) awards and Writtle College’s SU was shortlisted in the Small and Specialist Students’ Union of the Year. The team will find out if it has won at an awards ceremony in Manchester today 3 July.

Freddy Stringer, outgoing SU President, said: “The SU has undergone significant development and change in the last few years. We’ve invested in student leadership, engaged with our students and made a real difference at Writtle College. Being recognised by the NUS is a great achievement for our small but dedicated team.”

Rob Dwiar, outgoing Academic Sabbatical Officer, added: “Writtle College has a small and close community of students and friendly staff. The SU is led by 10 enthusiastic volunteers, one Sabbatical Officer and one staff member. Our officers support all aspects of student life and strive to improve students’ experience at Writtle College and to make sure they have lasting good memories of their time here.

“In the last year, the SU has achieved so much, from our first lecture-free Freshers’ Week to helping with the recruitment of our new principal, Dr Stephen Waite. Being shortlisted for this NUS award is fantastic national recognition of what we have already achieved and we hope to build on this further.”