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Univer­sity short­listed for award

- Education · Higher Education · College

Hill Univer­sity has been short­listed for the ti­tle of Univer­sity of the Year in the Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion (THE) Awards.

Af­ter first scoop­ing the much sought-af­ter ti­tle in 2014, the univer­sity is again in the run­ning for the most pres­ti­gious ac­co­lade in the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor.

In other cat­e­gories, the univer­sity’s teams have also been short­listed for Out­stand­ing Sup­port for Stu­dents and Out­stand­ing Li­brary Team.

The awards recog­nise out­stand­ing work across a wide range of ac­tiv­ity, re­flect­ing the re­al­ity of how a univer­sity op­er­ates, and the in­ter­wo­ven na­ture of so much of what uni­ver­si­ties do.

This lat­est an­nounce­ment comes hot on the heels of Edge Hill be­ing one of only two uni­ver­si­ties in the run­ning for the Ed­u­cate North Awards for Univer­sity of the Year.

Dr John Cater, Vice-Chan­cel­lor of Edge Hill Univer­sity, said: “I’m so proud that Edge Hill has once again been short­listed for the pres­ti­gious Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Univer­sity of the Year award, recog­nis­ing our ex­cep­tional per­for­mance in the past aca­demic year.

“It’s a ti­tle that we first held in 2014 and to be in the run­ning again shows that we are a univer­sity that con­tin­ues to im­prove. I am de­lighted that we have been short­listed for Out­stand­ing Sup­port for Stu­dents and Out­stand­ing Li­brary Team too. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all in­volved.

“I’m sure that the judges will find much to im­press: our TEF gold sta­tus for our con­sis­tently out­stand­ing teach­ing and learn­ing; out­comes of our stu­dents; the growth in re­search ac­tiv­ity; and, our con­tin­u­ing in­vest­ment in fa­cil­i­ties and the stu­dent ex­pe­ri­ence – with a £300m in­vest­ment tes­ti­mony to this com­mit­ment.

“Most re­cently, the open­ing of our new Med­i­cal School will pro­vide train­ing and sup­port for the NHS in the North West and sup­ply the doc­tors of our fu­ture.”

Hun­dreds of nom­i­na­tions for out­stand­ing in­sti­tu­tions, de­part­ments and in­di­vid­u­als were sub­mit­ted across cat­e­gories cov­er­ing the full range of univer­sity ac­tiv­ity.

The win­ner will be re­vealed dur­ing a vir­tual cel­e­bra­tion on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 26.

 ??  ?? The Edge Hill Univer­sity cam­pus in Orm­skirk
The Edge Hill Univer­sity cam­pus in Orm­skirk

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