Headline 'in association with' Sponsor

Santander Universities

Sponsor of the University of the Year

The Santander Universities Global Division has collaborated with over 1,000 universities in 20 countries for more than 15 years on a unique global initiative which distinguishes it from other national and international banks and financial institutions. In the UK the division began its activity in 2007 and the Bank is already collaborating with 66 British Universities and Higher Education Institutions, with agreements focused in promoting international exchange, entrepreneurial activities and the mobility of students and researchers within the network.


Supported by Sponsor

HEA (Higher Education Academy) 

Sponsor of the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year

The Higher Education Academy is dedicated to enhancing teaching and the student learning experience in higher education. It works with HEIs across the UK to support, professionalise and recognise teaching in higher education and support, inspire and promote  innovative academic practice. It manages the UK Professional Standards Framework on behalf of the higher education sector, providing a shared framework for initial and continuing professional development of staff teaching and supporting student learning. It supports a number of award schemes recognising achievements in teaching.

For more information about our work, please visit www.heacademy.ac.uk

Category Sponsors

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

Sponsor of the Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development

The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education is committed to celebrating the good work in leadership management and governance that takes place in universities and higher education colleges. Taking a leading part in the THE Leadership and Management Awards 2013 provides an ideal example of how we like celebrate the best in higher education.



Sponsor of the ICT Initiative of the Year

Jisc is an independent education charity, owned by AoC, GuildHE and UUK. It provides UK higher education, further education and skills sectors support on the use of digital technologies.

Its vision is to make the UK the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

It aims to achieve this by enabling the education sector to perform at the forefront of international practice by exploiting fully the possibilities of modern digital empowerment, content and connectivity.

Find out more: www.jisc.ac.uk


Sponsor of Entrepreneurial University of the Year

The National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) has been established with cross-Government support to work with educational institutions to develop enterprising skills amongst leadership, managers and educators. If we want more entrepreneurs then the institutions they are taught in need to be enterprising. NCEE provides a unique series of courses and programmes which have been developed over a number of years to meet market needs in this sector.



Sponsor of Outstanding Support for Students

Capita’s consulting business has a global experience of higher education and has been closely involved in multiple institutional change and transformation programmes. Our consultants have a wealth of experience and expertise to support your success, be it in the use of lean for efficiency and effectiveness, or design and delivery of shared services.

Visit: www.capita.co.uk/consulting.


Sponsor of Most Improved Student Experience

Working with many of the top universities and commercial accommodation providers, StudentCom is recognised as the leading provider of Digital Media Services in the student sector.

With over 20 years’ experience, StudentCom has developed a unique Digital Media Platform that provides access to a huge selection of internet based services all designed to enhance the student experience whilst also helping the accommodation team to effectively manage their property portfolio.


SGH Martineau

International Collaboration of the Year

SGH Martineau's education team boasts some of the most accomplished legal experts in the sector. Receiving the highest ratings in this year's Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories and with a history of acting for universities for over 100 years, we have over 100 HE/FE clients and we care passionately about the sector.



Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology

As the world’s leading provider of science and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. It partners with a global community of 7,000 journal editors, 70,000 editorial board members, 300,000 reviewers and 600,000 authors to help customers advance science and health by providing world-class information and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes.



The Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement

Veredus is a leading provider of executive search and interim management services to the higher education sector. We advise a global client base on their leadership and senior talent challenges, delivering our clients real and diverse choice in the appointment of senior academic and professional service leaders.


Amity University

Business School of the Year



Research Project of the Year

Symplectic is the world-leading developer of research information management tools. Founded in 2003, the company combines years of experience in the academic sector with a collaborative approach to development to build powerful software that helps institutions collect, manage and understand data about their research. Their flagship software, Elements, is used by some of the world’s leading institutions, including the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Cornell, Pennsylvania, Melbourne and New South Wales


Data Mark

Widening Participation Initiative of the Year

As pioneers of education marketing for over 26 years, Datamark has provided US universities and colleges with the creative, the strategy, and the results to engage prospective students of all backgrounds. We now bring our unique expertise in direct mail, digital media, on-demand dialogue communications and research services to the UK. Our solutions allow you to increase enrolments and enquiries as well as to maintain and enhance your institution’s prestige and reputation among prospective students.


Prospect Research

Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative

Prospect Research is a Business Development and Market Research Consultancy that helps connect Higher Education Institutions with employers.  We provide a consistent, result-driven and structured way of engaging employers in your region and throughout the UK, promoting your services for business.


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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