The Edge Hill Students’ Union is celebrating after being shortlisted for a national award.

The SU are finalists in the Small Students’ Union of the Year Award in the National Union of Students Awards 2012.

The Students’ Union reached the final after impressing judges with their development of the ‘Ensuring the Best Student Life’ vision; project planning activities that took place throughout the year; working with students to create Vibe magazine and L:39 Radio; introducing Faculty based Vice-Presidents; launching the Teaching Awards and running an internal satisfaction survey for first and second year students.

The awards criteria focuses on six different areas. These include how a union makes a positive contribution to the student experience; what their mechanisms are in obtaining student feedback and examples of successful campaigns.

The Students’ Union President, Colin Gibson, said: “I am very proud that the Students’ Union has been shortlisted for this award. To receive national recognition is fantastic.

“We have made a big step forward in improving the student experience this year and have really listened to what our students want. We have improved relations between students and the local community, achieved Gold accreditation in the Green Impact and seen a huge increase in the number of societies.

“I want to thank the Students’ Union and the University who have both helped get us shortlisted and I have my fingers crossed that we win.”

The NUS Awards highlight the achievements made by Students’ Unions, their staff and officers and individual students across the country. The ceremony will take place at the Students’ Union Conference in Exeter and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 4th July.

If you would like to know more about the Edge Hill Students’ Union, visit www.edgehillsu.org.uk.