STUDENT bosses at Paisley’s university struck silver after boosting their green credentials.
The University of the West of Scotland’s Students’ Association are celebrating after picking up another award for their work to reduce carbon emissions.
It was all part of a drive to make the Students’ Union on Storey Street more environmentally friendly.
At the National Union of Student’s Green Impact awards ceremony in Manchester, the UWS Students’ Association won a silver award in recognition of the “substantial work that students have put in this year to make their union a much more energy-efficient place”.
Green Impact Students’ Unions seek to capture the positive green innovations in students’ unions and promote them to the general public.
Garry Quigley, President of the Students’ Union, said: “I am delighted that the Students’ Association have once again been recognised for the commitment and dedication that we have to environmental and green issues.
“It’s testament to all the hard work that students and staff have put in this year to make our union and communities a much more environmentally friendly place to live, work and study in.
“For years now, student unions have been at the forefront of social and environmental campaigning and the awards ceremony in Manchester highlighted the substantial work that students from across the UK are putting in to make their union and communities a much more greener and friendly place.
“We at the Students’ Association are very proud of the commitment that we have to the environment and will continue to make our association and communities a much greener place.”
Dannie Grufferty, NUS Vice-President, added: “The quality of the entrants in this year’s awards was exceptional and all the winners should be very proud of themselves.
“They’ve set a great example for those around them and have made real progress in environmental sustainability.
“Students’ unions have long been at the forefront of environmental campaigning and since 2005 NUS Green Impact has been helping students’ unions to turn themselves, their universities and their communities into much greener entities.”