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Guild awarded ‘Be a Champion’ silver status
The Guild of Students has been awarded silver ‘Be a Champion’ status by the National Union of Students (NUS) for its work in supporting the 2012 Olympic Games, it was announced today
The Guild of Students has been awarded silver ‘Be a Champion’ status by the National Union of Students (NUS) for its work in supporting the 2012 Olympic Games, it was announced today.
In a statement on its website, the Guild said, ‘We have demonstrated our commitment to the Games throughout the year, with a number of activities delivered and supported by four enthusiastic ambassadors.’
The statement went on to say that, ‘Events have included a sponsored 2012 laps of the athletics track, a better, faster, stronger bike challenge, and Olympic themed sports night at the Union. Students have also been able to access opportunities for paid and volunteering roles at the Games via the ‘Be a Champion’ section on the Guild’s website.’
The Guild’s Vice President for Sport, Tim Smith, has said that the awarded status ‘is a fantastic achievement for the Guild.’ He added that, ‘Our four ambassadors, who volunteered their time to ensure all students had the opportunity to be involved in the run-up to London 2012, should be extremely proud. With just four weeks to go to the main event, on behalf of Birmingham students, I can say we can’t wait!’
“'With just four weeks to go to the main event, on behalf of Birmingham students, I can say we can’t wait!'
The ‘Be a Champion’ scheme has accredited 42 students’ unions overall. The programme aims to promote Olympics-related activities among students, and encourages students' unions to appoint Ambassadors to support engagement with the games.
The Guild’s Ambassador team is comprised of Chloe Arnold, James Robertson, James Hughes and Claire Sackman. More information can be found on the Guild’s website at http://www.guildofstudents.com/.