Times Higher Education Awards 2016 University of the Year shortlist



Described as the ‘Oscars of UK higher education’, the Times Higher the-awards-2016Education awards will take place this November  at a packed event in central London. The University of the Year award shortlist is the most fiercely competitive category of the event, and THE have now announced the shortlist.

University of the Year 2016 Nominations

Abertay University (SI-UK profile)

Why were they nominated? Abertay’s entry describes the wholesale transformation during 2014/15 and 2015/16 of its approach to teaching and learning, with unprecedented levels of partnership between management, staff and students.

What they say: Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Abertay: “The whole Abertay communityabertay-university – students, staff and alumni – will be absolutely delighted by this. Just being nominated for the award is a major accolade for any university, but this is extra special for us because it comes so soon after our students confirmed us as the best modern university in Scotland in the recent National Student Survey.”

City, University of London (SI-UK profile)

Why were they nominated? City is the best University in London for student satisfaction and in the top ten in the UK.

What they say: Professor Sir Paul Curran, President of City, University of London: “It is tremendous to be able to announce our nomination in this prestigious category on the same day as City becomes part of the University of London, the latest accomplishment in a remarkable year for City.”

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Why were they nominated? The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine work in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

Loughborough University (SI-UK profile)

Why were they nominated? Loughborough rose to 4th in the Guardian University Guide and 7th in the Complete University Guide, topped the annual Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, and its Students’ Union was rated the best in the country for the third consecutive.


What they say: Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor and President: “The award recognises exceptional performance in the past academic year and Loughborough has enjoyed another outstanding twelve months.”

University of Nottingham (SI-UK profile)

Why were they nominated? The nomination highlighted that the University had recently celebrated milestones globally – with both the 15th anniversary of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and the 10th anniversary of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China – and also celebrating its 250,000th graduate.

What they say: Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, Professor Sir David Greenaway: “This national recognition is testament to the hard work and dedication of staff across our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.”

University of Worcester (SI-UK profile)

Why were they nominated? In just over a decade since gaining full university status, Worcester has become one of the most inclusive higher education institution in the UK.

What they say? University Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this most prestigious award. It is testament to the very hard work of all the excellent, and highly dedicated staff at Worcester and their unbeatable commitment to providing all students with the best possible experience and education.”

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