THE Awards 2013
Now in their ninth year, the Times Higher Education Awards are a highlight of the academic calendar and a glittering celebration of the best of the sector.
The awards represent a unique and high-profile opportunity to celebrate the excellence and amazing achievements of UK higher education institutions, and reaffirm our commitment to the two core pursuits of higher education: teaching and research.
The winners were announced on 28 November 2013. Congratulations to all.
To view the THE Awards 2013 winners list please click here.
Professsor John Goddard, Newcastle University, The Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award 2012
WINNER: “The Times Higher Education awards are hotly contested in the sector. I was truly delighted when the University of Huddersfield was named 2012 Entrepreneurial University of the Year, especially as this was a category which reflected our determination to play a role in economic regeneration. Our status as a THE award winner is something that we proclaim whenever and wherever possible and it is proving to be a powerful element in our marketing strategy.”
Professor Bob Cryan, University of Huddersfield, Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2012
Gavin Costigan, University of Southampton, Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year 2012
WINNER: “Promoting excellence in Higher Education inspires students and staff, and The University of Strathclyde has benefited significantly from being named University of the Year in the 2012 awards. Unlike other awards, this one touches the entire institution and, as a consequence, the recognition was a real source of pride among students, staff and alumni. It raised our profile globally, and was noticed by our stakeholders in government, the public and third sectors. Strathclyde was founded as a ‘place of useful learning’. The citation - which described us as a “bold, imaginative and innovative institution” and highlighted the quality and impact of our research, as well as our close links with business and industry - was seen as a strong endorsement of that philosophy. The title reflects our founding mission and our position today as a leading international technological university. It also marks our commitment to making a difference to our students, to our community and to society worldwide. As well as acknowledgement of past achievement, it is a spur to us doing greater and better things.”
University of Strathclyde, University of the Year 2012
Dr. Liz Kemp, Newcastle University, Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development 2012
WINNER: "We were very proud to win the award for 'Widening Participation Initiative of the Year' at the Times Higher Education Awards 2012. It is an honour for our work to be recognised as representative of the best in the higher education sector and it has injected a big morale boost into the team."
Lynn Grimes, London South Bank University, Widening Participation Initiative of the Year 2012
Lucy Winskell, Northumbria University, Excellence and Innovation in the Arts 2012
WINNER: “I find it rewarding making science relevant to people’s lives and creating the enthusiasm for science that I feel myself. It was fun linking my work on the BBC Series Frozen Planet with the production of a short course, which enriches the student experience, captures imagination and shows how polar scientists operate. Winning the award has opened a few doors to other universities, where I can share the powerful teaching methods The Open University is renowned for.”
Dr Mark Brandon, The Open University, Most Innovative Teacher of the Year 2012
University of York, Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers 2012
WINNER:: "The success of this complex international project is due to the efforts put into it by a large number of dedicated educators. The award acknowledges a major contribution by the University of Westminster that now has a firm educational presence in the Southern Caucasus. It is committed to building on the established relationships with institutions in the region with further projects aimed at the development of sophisticated e-based learning methods, virtual laboratories and research collaborations"
Professor Jane Lewis, Dr Nina Porakishvili and Professor Peter Lydyard, University of Westminster
Chris Jagger, The University of Nottingham, Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development 2012
SPONSOR: ‘The Times Higher Education Awards are a reference for quality education in the UK and for Santander Universities it was only appropriate to support this celebration. We have been supporting higher education since 1996 and over 60 UK universities are now our partners. We are proud to have been associated with this event alongside the THE and to support the University of the Year 2012 award.’
Carlos Prado-Leira Marketing & Communications Director Santander Universities Global Division
Peter Fielder, Managing Director Performance and Excellenc, BAE Systems
SPONSOR: ‘We have partnered with TSL Limited for several years and find they have a strong presence in the higher education community. The prestigious THE Higher Education awards dinner are a highlight of the year, and we welcome the opportunity to invite many of our university customers, editors, and collaborators to celebrate the event with us. As innovation is one of our core values, Elsevier is proud to sponsor the THE Outstanding contribution to Innovation and Technology award.’
Dr Noelle Gracy, Marketing Director, Elsevier
Tricia Wombell, Director of Marketing and Communications, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
SPONSOR: ‘Capita is delighted to sponsor the Times Higher Education Awards, a major event in the HE calendar. We provide services to over 70 HEIs and value the opportunity of celebrating and recognising the achievements of individuals, teams and institutions.’
Andy Shenstone Director, Education Capita
Nadine Lee, UK Marketing Director, Campus Living Villages
SPONSOR: ‘We have been among the sponsors of the THE Awards for the last three years. The Awards showcase all that is best about higher education, and give those involved in the sector an opportunity to highlight the many tremendous achievements of our universities and HE institutions. As one of the main suppliers of legal services to the sector, SGH Martineau is delighted to support what is always a fabulous celebration of HE in the United Kingdom’.
Smita Jamdar Partner and Head of Education SGH Martineau LLP
Winners of the ninth Times Higher Education Awards are revealed!
See a great selection of photos from the 2013 Awards in our online photo gallery
Join those who have showcased the greatest ideas, finest practice and the very best researchers and teachers in our universities.
2013 Awards Night:
The ceremony took place on Thursday 28 November 2013, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London