Queen Mary Students' Union saw off tough competition to win the Best Students’ Union Venue (under 1,000 capacity) at this year’s annual Ents Forum Awards, which celebrate the outstanding efforts of Students’ Union organisations and the staff working within them.
This award recognises both Drapers and The Griff Inn’s commitment to providing excellent service across food, drink and event provision for the Queen Mary and Barts and The London student communities. Drapers previously received the same award in 2014.
The awards are attended by Students’ Union venue managers and team members from across the UK, and took place this year on June 30th with a Las Vegas themed awards ceremony hosted by Reading Students’ Union. The Ents Forum was established to connect Union venues across the country, providing support and networking opportunities.
Venues and Events team members Jamie Russell and Elizabeth Crooks were also both shortlisted by the judging panel for Students Union Manager of the Year and the Rising Star award respectively. A huge thanks goes out to the entire Venues and Events staff team for going above and beyond at both our award-winning venues.
Jamie Russell, Deputy Venues and Events Manager, said:
"It’s great that for the second time in three years QMSU has won Best Students’ Union Venue. It’s a testament to the work that everybody puts in to ensuring that every student has the best experience possible."
Joey Addai-Poku, Venues and Events Manager, added:
“Our team works very hard to provide the best student events in London whilst maintaining safe, secure and student friendly venues, and it is fantastic to see their efforts recognised by industry experts. I’d like to say a huge thanks to all our staff in the Venues and Events team, and we look forward to building on this achievement with even more excellent service across QMSU venues and events over the coming academic year!”
You can buy your tickets to the last QMSU event of the the year, the Alice in Wonderland graduation ball, here.