Golden year for Nottingham at higher education marketing awards

Heist Awards 2012
01 Jun 2012 15:00:00.000


The University of Nottingham’s Communications and Marketing team has been named ‘the best in UK higher education’.

From a strong shortlist of 15 UK universities and colleges, Nottingham took the top prize at the prestigious Heist Awards 2012 – which celebrate the best work in the sector.

Nottingham’s winning entry took in the full range of activity including prospectuses, digital engagement, communications, web and recruitment.

Click here for full story

The judges remarked: “The scale of achievement in 18 months is astounding.”

As well as picking up the gold award for ‘Team of the Year’, the University also won gold for ‘Best Website’, chosen by the judges from a shortlist of ten for its ‘BBC quality’ look and useability.

Nottingham won silver in two further categories – for both its Undergraduate and Postgraduate Prospectuses – and a bronze award for Best Use of Digital Marketing, for innovative work on the University’s Advent Calendar 2011.

The University’s Life Cycle project was Highly Commended in the category of ‘Best Alumni or Fundraising Campaign’.

Emma Leech, Director of Communications and Marketing at The University of Nottingham, said: “I’m delighted that these awards recognise the scope and depth of the Nottingham team and the very many skills that colleagues bring to the University. We’re really proud that we have such a great institution to showcase, and we look forward to continuing to support both the University and our city and region.”

The Heist Awards, now in their 22nd year, are regarded as the premier Awards programme for marketing in the sector.

— Ends —

For up to the minute media alerts, follow us on Twitter

Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’, has 40,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘the world’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2011.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2011, for its research into global food security.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest ever fund-raising campaign, will deliver the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. More news

Story credits

More information is available from, Deputy Director, Communications, University of Nottingham on +44 (0)115 846 8092, or Emma Leech, Director of Communications and Marketing,
Tim Utton

Tim Utton - Deputy Director of Communications

Email: Phone: +44 (0)115 846 8092 Location: University Park

Additional resources

No additional resources for this article

Related articles

No related articles

Media Relations - External Relations

The University of Nottingham
C Floor, Pope Building (Room C4)
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5798