Times Higher Education Awards

Wednesday, 06 November 2019
University shortlisted in an unprecedented five categories

The University’s reputation for excellence in research, teaching and student support has been recognised with shortlistings in no less than five categories in the Times Higher Education Awards 2019 – the annual ‘Oscars of Higher Education.’

The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Thursday 28 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London to an audience of more than 1,000 guests including politicians, senior sector figures, and academic and professional university staff from all corners of the UK.

Full details of the University’s shortlisted entries - together with their competitors for each award - are available at THE shortlist.

The shortlisted projects were: 

Research Project of the Year (STEM): for the School of Physics development with UCL of a new generation of wearable brain scanners which will improve analysis and open up new possibilities for investigating disorders including autism, epilepsy and dementia.
Digital Innovation of the Year: for the School of Health Science’s Health E-Learning and Media digital platform called HELM Open which provides more than 250 free web-based learning tools developed by more than 5,000 healthcare stakeholders to promote the latest working practices in each area of healthcare.
Excellence in Registry Services: for the Registrar’s Department’s Transforming Teaching Programme that has reformed assessment practices, processes and models to deliver a culture of assessment for learning leading to increased student motivation and confidence and reduced anxiety surrounding rigorous assessment.
Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development: for the University’s stewardship of the Ambitious Futures national graduate leadership scheme for higher education which attracts the brightest talent into employment at universities through an 18-month development programme.
Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team: for the External Relations teams in our UK, China and Malaysia campuses who delivered the Discover Our World campaign to promote the University’s research and innovation to audiences across the globe, reaching 493 million people.
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Notes to editors:

The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named both Sports and International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 25 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer, proud of our Athena SWAN silver award, and a key industry partner- locally and globally.

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