Earlier this week Christ Church Students' Union (CCSU) had been awarded 'Excellent' for their 'Green Impact' an initiative run by the National Union of Students with the aim of promoting sustainability and our impact on the environment, and this in itself was a great achievement as one of only seven unions in the country to have achieved this top rating.
NUS Awards 2017
This would be recognised at the NUS Awards 2017 as students’ union officers and staff from across the UK came together at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 5 July to toast to excellence within the student movement.
The Awards are an annual celebration of the extraordinary work which students’ unions undertake each day and are an opportunity to applaud the unsung heroes from the movement whilst reflecting on the standout stories and achievements of the past year.
Nick Beard, President (Student Activities) - "We'd like to thank all of the student societies who got involved with the various projects we ran throughout the year."
As part of the 'Excellent' rating, CCSU were up for Green Impact Union of the Year (Non-Commercial) and it's a great pleasure to announce that we won as the highest scoring non-commercial Union, achieving 314 points, a massive 49% higher thant the average score across all participants in Green Impact Students’ Unions this year.
Biba Chuta, President (Sports) collected the award on stage and had this to say "It was a great experience to collect the award as it's recognition of all the hard work put in by students and staff at Christ Church."
(Nick Beard and Biba Chuta at the NUS Awards)
Christ Church Students' Union are looking forward to taking part in Green Impact next year and hope to return to NUS Awards 2018.
"Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at CCSU and we hope that we inspire students to leave higher education with the skills and knowledge to make a positive change to our social, economic and environmental sustainable future" said Ellie Martin, the Advice & Campaigns Coordinator, who was the staff lead on the Green Impact initiative at Christ Church.