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<University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union awarded the Whatuni Student Choice Award for Best Students Union>
August 4, 2020 • jainendra joshi • JOBS AND CARRER

 

 

Over 41,000 student reviews from across the united kingdom contributed towards the awards, with

Sheffield Students’ Union commended for its provision of a cinema, shops, study areas, a good range of

food outlets and excellent student activities.

The Students’ Union was also voted number one by the Times Higher Education Student Experience

Survey for 10 years running before the survey closed in 2018. The University of Sheffield's Students'

Union The University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union has been awarded the Whatuni Student Choice

Award for Best Students’ Union, rooting the organization firmly at the highest spot for the fourth

consecutive year.

 

The University of Sheffield's Students’ Union President Beth Eyre said: "Sheffield Students’ Union is

powered by our students, who in the current circumstances have come together to find incredibly

creative ways to socialize and support each other.

This award is recognition of the hard work and commitment of our students and staff who improve the

lives of the University of Sheffield students and beyond. I’m so proud to accept this award on their behalf."

Earlier this year the University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union was ranked number one in the UK for 2020

by Student Hut.

The awards continue the legacy of ten years at the top; from 2008 to 2018 the Students' Union was

voted number one by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey before the survey closed

in 2018. Sheffield Students’ Union is powered by our students, who in the current circumstances have

come together to find incredibly creative ways to socialize and support each other.

This award is recognition of the hard work and commitment of our students and staff who improve the

lives of the University of Sheffield students and beyond. UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD'S STUDENTS’

UNION PRESIDENT BETH EYRE This year’s Whatuni ceremony took place on Twitter due to the

coronavirus crisis, where winners were announced via video throughout the day.

The University of Sheffield was also nominated for the 2020 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for

The University of the Year, Facilities and Societies and Sports. The Students’ Union, located at the heart of

the University campus, is at the center of the student experience

. As well as being home to over 350 student-led societies, the University of Sheffield's Students’ Union

offers shops, venues for live entertainment and club nights, places to eat, drink, study and socialize, a

nursery and a 400-seat cinema. It provides a hub where students from across the world can come

together to try new activities, access advice and support, make friends and try something new

. It offers committees to support specific student groups including LGBT+, BME, disabled and

international students as well as support for students who want to campaign on issues important

to them. It is also home to the award-winning Student Advice Centre,

which offers information and advice to students. During the Covid-19 lockdown, the Students’ Union has

adapted quickly, with student societies hosting activities online ranging from meditation classes and

baking tutorials to dance groups and club nights, and the Students’ Union recently organized an online

music festival to bring everyone together even more during this time.

Professor Wyn Morgan, Vice-President for Education at the University of Sheffield, said: "It's fantastic
 
news that the University of Sheffield’s Students' Union has been voted the simplest Students' Union in
 

the country.

"Our Students' Union is at the very heart of student life in Sheffield and provides an enriching
 
experience and place where students can participate in new activities, make friends and

access advice and support. We’re delighted that it has received national recognition for another

consecutive year."