Current Head of Student Media, Chris Williams accepted the award at the Hilton Hotel in Newport alongside next years VP Media & Marketing, Tom Eden. Williams said of the award, “we know that what we do in Cardiff Student Media is fantastic, this award proves it.
The award is definitely not for me, or even for Tom, it’s for the hard work that every person in every section of Student Media puts into the creation of the newspaper, magazine, television station and radio station.”
Students’ Union President, Harry Newman commented on the achievement made by Student Media saying how proud he was of the team, “To walk away from a fantastic event with the top media prize in Wales is a real achievement.”
As well as Student Media of the year, Cardiff Student Rhys Jenkins picked up the award for Endsleigh Student of the Year. “I didn’t expect it and I do what I do because I enjoy doing it, not because I was expecting to win anything for it so I’m very pleased to have the award,” said Jenkins.
President Newman said, “Rhys has contributed hugely to student life at Cardiff University and is very well deserving of the CV gold that is ‘student of the year!”
The ceremony was hosted by NUS Wales as part of the NUS Wales conference 2013.
Cardiff had another reason to celebrate as Education Officer, Beth Button, was elected NUS Wales Deputy President.
Button said, “[I’m] very excited to have been elected to represent students across Wales, I’ve had a fantastic year at Cardiff and I can’t wait to carry on fighting for students rights on a national stage”
Unfortunately, the Union failed to retain the award for University Students’ Union of the Year. which went to Swansea. Newman told gair rhydd, “Swansea university may have won SU of the year but they’ll lose Varsity for sure!”