FVSA NUS awards
FVSA just miss out on NUS Awards
Forth Valley Student Association has just missed out on three awards at the National Union of Students (NUS Scotland) annual conference.
They were shortlisted in the Student of the Year, Campaigns and College Student Association of the Year categories - at the event which took place on 15 March at the Dunblane Hilton Hotel, but narrowly missed top awards on the night.
Aidan Brewins (19) - an NC Sports and Fitness student studying at the Falkirk Campus - was the inspirational FVC student who was the subject of the Student of the Year nomination.
Despite having to cope with homelessness and his responsibilities as a carer for his sister and mother, Aidan manages to volunteer for at least 25 hours per month with the oxfam charity shop in Stirling, 1st Tillicoultry Boys Brigade as a Warrant Officer, and as a Coach with Cricket Scotland.
He has earned the FVSA Volunteer Gold Badge, the Queens Badge at the BBs and is working his way towards the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.
Aidan, said: “It feels really good to have been nominated. I was not expecting to be put forward, but to be shortlisted is an amazing achievement.”
As well as being shortlisted for the FE College Student Association of the Year award, FVSA was also up for the Campaigns Award for the ‘Carers Can’ campaign, including the development of a Carers Charter, which was officially signed recently by FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson.
Alan Buchan President of FVSA, said: “We were delighted to be shortlisted for three awards.The fact that we were up for the overall best student association award was great recognition and is a credit to the work of our officers, staff and students across the College. We were delighted to even have been shortlisted given the amount of great work Student Associations do within Colleges around the country.”