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Triple award for Students’ Union

Coleg Sir Gâr’s Students’ Union has had its work recognised with a triple-win at the National Union of Students (NUS Wales) awards.

The student-led team won an awards in both categories of campaigning and education and won a runner-up award for further education Students’ Union of the year.

Leading the campaign work, Students’ Union women’s officer Bronwyn Mosey developed a period poverty campaign, which has resulted in sanitary provisions being available free of charge for students on all college campuses.  She is currently liaising with external agencies and is arranging to meet representatives at Carmarthenshire County Council to help link with the Welsh Government’s plans to end period poverty.

The education award was presented to acknowledge the work of the Students’ Union in developing 20 respect champions who support the college’s current and continuous respect campaign, promoting respect, tolerance and understanding.  The champions tackle issues such as sexism, racism, homophobia and raise awareness around mental health, disability and LGBT.

Debbie Williams, Coleg Sir Gâr learning support and liaison officer has been working with the student team. She said: “I’m really proud of this proactive group of young people who have worked so hard and professionally.

“They have also raised money for many charities as well as representing students on the college’s corporate board and three advisory boards to enable students’ voices to be heard.”

Geraint Williams, Coleg Sir Gâr Students’ Union president added: “I am so proud of the team, they've worked really hard and it's great to see their dedication and commitment pay off."