Oxford SU wins national award for Democracy.

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded an NUS Quality Student Award for our work over the past year, in particular our groundbreaking work on Democracy.

As part of a two-day assessment, a representative from NUS and an independent assessor visited Oxford SU to review 12 elements including leadership, engagement, people, services and governance. The Quality Assessment team took time to meet with Oxford SU staff, University Staff, and students before coming to the decision to award Oxford SU with a ‘good’ Quality Students' Union status. We were recognised as very good for democracy, governance and aspects of our people work. 

The awarding panel was impressed by our work on Student Council, our clear and easy to use Governace. They had also been impressed by the creation of our Projects which enable students to deliver real change in the areas that matter to them. We have seen this work pay dividend with the highest ever turnout in our annual elections.

Ryan Bird, CEO, at Oxford SU, said: ‘‘I am so proud of what we have achieved so far this year, with the support of the SU staff team, students and volunteers. I am grateful for their continued hard work. The SU has built a reputation of providing strong services to our students and is committed to ensuring all students have a voice on issues that matter to them.

“We will continue to strive to reach and engage more students in our life-changing work, from campaigning on access to education to improving access to libraries for students with disabilities to helping tackle climate change.”