08 November 2007

Sheffield Students' Union named best in UK

The University of Sheffield’s Union of Students has been named the Best Students’ Union in the UK by trade magazine Club Mirror. The award was presented to representatives from the Union at an awards ceremony at the Palace Hotel in Manchester last week.

The Club Mirror Awards aim to recognise excellence in those operating in the membership club sector. As well as students’ unions this includes sports clubs, political and social clubs, health clubs and employee clubs.

This is the second time the Union at Sheffield has won this award, previously winning in 2004. Sheffield was among four finalists short-listed for the Best Students’ Union in the UK category. Other nominees included the University of Leicester Students' Union, Dundee University Students' Association and the University of Teeside Students' Union.

The Union of Students at Sheffield were also finalists in the Best Catering Club, Interior Refurbishment and Committee of the Year categories of the awards.

Mark Willoughby, President of the Union of Students, said, "We are really pleased to have won this award again this year. The award has developed now to recognise the wide range of services and activities the Union is involved in, and it is always pleasing to receive some external recognition for our achievements."