On November 28, the Times Higher Education Awards committee announced the final 2019 winners amongst 80 educational institutions nominated across 23 categories. Excelling in the Educational field due to its founding vision and vital social role, the University of Strathclyde managed to receive the highest award of the University of the Year. Its significant contribution to the development of Scotland’s first innovation district and the revival of the industrial base of the city rightfully contributed to the nomination of the Glasgow institution for the award. Strathclyde also won the Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year award for its role in providing the differently-abled with access to education and work experience opportunities.
Loughborough University, another notable winner in the ceremony that was held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel and hosted by the comedian Julian Clary, managed to win three outstanding awards for Outstanding Entrepreneurial University, Excellence in Registry Services and Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team categories. The University of West London also managed to win two awards for Outstanding Financial Performance and the Business School of the Year prize.
Moreover, The Lifetime Achievement of the Year award went to Cambridge University professor, Dame Athene, for her efforts in pushing gender equality to the top of the science-policy agenda. There was even an award for the Outstanding Technician of the Year which was won by, Barbara Kunz, an analytical laboratory technician at Open University. The University of Nottingham managed to win the Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development award while Newcastle University won the Outstanding Support for Students. Other notable winners include Swansea University, King’s College London, University of Kent, Harper Adams University and Sheffield Hallam University.