Record Award Nominations for Sheffield University Students' Union

The University of Sheffield Students' Union has been nominated for five prizes at the 2011 National Union of Students Awards... the highest number of nominations in the country!

Across 13 categories, the NUS Awards celebrate excellence in the student movement and the outstanding contribution students and students' unions make to the lives of students and their communities.

Out of 391 entries, there are finalist nominations for Sheffield's Emily Nix as Student of the Year, Kathryne Fraser as the Students' Union Staff member of the Year and Matthew Burgess as Student Journalist of the Year.

There is also a nomination for the Students’ Union’s Forge FMas Best Student Media and a nomination for Best CommunityRelations.

The winners will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony in Leeds on July 20 2011.

The University of Sheffield Students' Union President Josh Forstenzer commented: 'Receiving five nominations for the NUS awards this year is a great honour and stands as a testament to the dedication and creativity of our students and staff.'

'I am pleased for the individuals and student groups nominated and I am very proud of our collective achievements!'

Endsleigh Chief Executive and NUS Awards judge Ian Passmoresaid: 'Endsleigh is supporting the NUS Awards because itunderlines and celebrates the importance of excellence in the contribution of students and students' unions to everyday life and society.

'I very much enjoyed going through the many entries to this year's awards. The calibre of the work that has taken place across the student movement has been nothing short of outstanding.'

'Many of the qualities we value – leadership, determination,commitment, teamwork, exceeding expectations – are evident inthe NUS Awards finalists.'

'We applaud the achievements of all those who are nominated andare proud to be the official partner for the NUS Awards 2011.'


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