Student body wins national award
Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has been praised for the services and support it offers.
EUSA won the ‘University Students’ Association of the Year Award’ at the NUS Scotland 2017 Awards.
The award recognises the progress EUSA has made over the past two years in seeking to become more inclusive and relevant to students.
Judges said EUSA has made great strides in seeking to reinvent itself in the image of its 37,000 student members.
EUSA’s staff and Sabbatical Officer team have implemented changes to the association’s democratic structures and officer roles.
This followed a major review in 2015-16 in which EUSA members and the Student Council were surveyed about leadership and decision-making processes.
Results from the survey were presented in an online referendum in which more than 7000 students took part.
In 2014, EUSA carried out its largest ever research project. It sought to gain insights into how students view the Students' Association – and identify what support they felt they needed.
This was used as the basis for a new Strategic Plan for 2015-19, which aims to ensure students have the best possible experience.
EUSA is a student-led membership organisation that helps to ensure student voices are heard, valued and acted upon.
It works in partnership with the University to provide students with a range of services and support.