Friday, 29 November 2019
The University scooped three accolades at last night’s Times Higher Education Awards in recognition of excellence in research, student support and outreach.
The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by comedian Julian Clary at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel where the University was shortlisted in five categories overall. The ‘Oscars of Higher Education’ recognise UK universities and their staff for exceptional teaching, research, student support, entrepreneurship, collaborations and outreach.
The University won the Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development category for the stewardship of the Ambitious Futures national graduate leadership scheme for higher education which attracts the brightest talent into employment and universities through an 18-month development progamme.
The School of Physics were highly commended in the Research Project of the Year (STEM) category for the new generation of wearable brain scanners developed in collaboration with UCL. This new scanner will improve analysis and open up new possibilities for investigating brain development and disorders including autism, epilepsy and autism.
The External Relations teams were also highly commended in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team category for the delivery of the Discover our World campaign promoting the University’s research to a global audience.
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Notes to editors:
The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our students. 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. Ranked 103rd out of more than 1,000 institutions globally and 18th in the UK by the QS World University Rankings 2022, the University’s state-of-the-art facilities and inclusive and
disability sport provision is reflected in its crowning as The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 Sports University of the Year. 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 and industry partner - locally and globally. Alongside Nottingham Trent University, we lead the Universities for Nottingham initiative, a pioneering collaboration which brings together the combined strength and civic missions of Nottingham’s two world-class universities and is working with local communities and partners to aid recovery and renewal following the COVID-19 pandemic.