We have a number of awards we are working towards to help us deliver our strategic aims. These each involve assessment by external rganisations who can advise on how we can continuously improve how we do things:
Leaders in Diversity. Awarded by the National Centre for Diversity, who we have worked with since 2013 to ensure that we are an inclusive, accessible, welcoming organisation and that diversity is more than just a tick box exercise for us. We are the only Students' Union to hold leaders accreditation, have been named in the list of the Top 100 organisations in the UK in 2016 and 2017 for our work in this field, and were named as Students' Union of the Year 2017.
NUS People Award 2018 -The People Award recognises Students’ Unions that have strengthened their commitment to their people and actively demonstrated principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.
NUS Good Governance standard was achieved in 2014. This helps us to ensure the Union is well managed and its governance is in line with Charity Law.
Best Bar None standard - We have this at Silver level. This helps to ensure that student welfare is a central focus in how we run our bars and events.
Food Hygiene 5* accreditation in our Kitchen and Shop shows we have the highest standards of cleanliness and environmental health good practice in place.
Eat Out Eat Well Silver Award in 2014 recognises the healthy eating options available in the Union.
Mindful Employer charter signatory, underpinning our commitment to positive mental health in the workplace.