STUDENTS have been recognised for their commitment to the Students’ Union at Bournemouth University during an awards evening.

The first ever SUBU Awards ceremony, which took place at Key West on Bournemouth Pier, celebrated students who have made the biggest impact within the organisation and have gone the extra mile to achieve something exceptional alongside their studies.

Ten awards were presented on the night, honouring a whole host of achievements including those who have implemented sustainable changes at BU, and students who have devoted their time to volunteer and help give back to the local community.

SUBU president Naomie Lebe said: “At SUBU, we recognise that going to university isn’t just about getting top marks; it’s also about developing skills and experiencing a range of unforgettable opportunities.

“Our students are such a key part of our work here at SUBU. As a student-led organisation, their involvement helps to ensure that all students at BU have the best university experience possible.

“We saw so many high-quality entries for the SUBU Awards, and we couldn’t help but be impressed by the excellence shown from our students. It’s been a very strange time for students over the last two years, which makes their accomplishments even more impressive.

“A huge congratulations goes to all of our winners; we’re incredibly proud of their outstanding achievements.”

The following students receieved awards: the Combat Robotics Society, the Dance Society, Hannah Bird, Farhana Patel, Jodie Cobb, Leon Cambray, Hussein Malek, Nerve Radio, Rachel Craig, Emily Ayling and Tanya Bellows.