Triple award nomination for The University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham has been shortlisted three times in a national competition to highlight the best of UK higher education.

The University has been recognised in a number of categories in the Times Higher Education (THE) Leadership & Management Awards 2013, which recognise the best-managed institutions in the sector.

The awards, also known as the THELMAs, focus on the skills in management, administration, innovation, business and finance that enable universities to function effectively as large research and teaching institutions with thousands of staff and students
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Entries are shortlisted on the basis of excellent and innovative ways of working with potential to inform good practice across the sector, the ability to meet challenges effectively, improve performance over the year and improve both the student experience and the service to staff.

The University of Nottingham has more than 42,000 students, over 8,000 staff and a turnover of £511m per year. It has four campuses in the UK, one in Malaysia and one in China.

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar of The University of Nottingham, said, “To be shortlisted once or even twice is impressive, but to be shortlisted in three different categories is a real achievement and shows the commitment and dedicated work being done by our professional services staff every day across the University.

“I’d like to offer my personal congratulations to all the staff who’ve been recognised through these nominations and wish them luck for the awards event in June.”

The University is in the running for awards in the categories of:

• Outstanding International Strategy — focussing on the University’s ‘Knowledge Without Borders’ strategy, which has seen Nottingham become a global player in higher education and the largest recruiter of overseas students to a British university campus.
• Outstanding University Fundraising Team — for the work being done to raise the profile of the University’s ‘Life Cycle’ initiative.
• Outstanding Departmental Administration Team — focussing on excellence in administration, and student and teaching support, in the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

A full list of categories and shortlisted institutions can be found at:

The leadership & Management Awards are distinct from the Times Higher Awards, which are held in the autumn and have an academic focus.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottinghamhas 42,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It was ‘one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education’, according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2013. It is also one of the most popular universities among graduate employers, one of the world’s greenest universities, and winner of the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong and the QS World Rankings.

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 aims 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 for its research into global food security.

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

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