On the night

Nineteen years since their launch, the THE Awards are widely recognised as the 'Oscars of higher education'. Now, after another record year for entries, we’re taking the ceremony on the road for the first time – and we can’t wait to enter this new chapter.

You can find all the key information below, but if you still have questions about the evening’s proceedings, please email us at THEawards@timeshighereducation.com.

Thursday, 7 December 2023

ACC Liverpool, King's Dock, Port of Liverpool, Kings Dock Street, Liverpool, L3 4FP

18:30 Drinks reception (arrive via the ACC’s Cityside entrance, via the piazza)
19:15 Dinner
21:45 Celebrity host, Sandi Toksvig
22:00 THE Awards presentations commence
23:00 Official proceedings conclude, but there will be further opportunities to socialise until 01:00

Dress code:
Black tie

You can find discounted rates at a number of hotels on our Location page.


Aubergine carpaccio, courgette and red onion fritter, pistachio, quinoa
Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free. A nut-free version is available for those with an allergy but must be requested in advance.

Slow-cooked shin of beef, gratin potatoes, chestnut mushrooms, pancetta and baby onions, carrot puree, red wine jus, green kale
Gluten-free, not dairy-free

Vegetarian main (must be pre-ordered)
Leek, chestnut, apricot and brown rice Wellington, cauliflower puree, glazed rainbow carrots
Vegan, not gluten-free

Cinnamon and vanilla bean whipped mascarpone, spiced apple compote, Scrumpy cider glazed sponge, custard shortbread crumble
Vegetarian, not gluten-free, not dairy-free

Please note that all specific dietary requirements must be pre-ordered.