Lancashire uni is in the running for education Oscar

Edge Hill University has made it onto the shortlist for the for the coveted top placer in the ‘Oscars’ of the education world.

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 3:45 pm
Edge Hill University is in the running for an education Oscar

The West Lancs-based institution is in University of the Year category in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards for the second time. It won the title in 2014/15.

Edge Hill teams have also been shortlisted for Outstanding Support for Students and Outstanding Library Team accolades.

Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater said: "I’m so proud that Edge Hill has once again been shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education University of the Year award, recognising our exceptional performance in the past academic year.

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Edge Hill University vice-chancellor Dr John Cater

"It’s a title that we first held in 2014 and to be in the running again shows that we are a University that continues to improve. I am delighted that we have been shortlisted for Outstanding Support for Students and Outstanding Library Team too."

He added: "I’m sure that the judges will find much to impress: our TEF gold status for our consistently outstanding teaching and learning; outcomes of our students; the growth in research activity; and, our continuing investment in facilities and the student experience – with a £300m investment testimony to this commitment.

"Most recently, the opening of our new Medical School will provide training and support for the NHS in the North West and supply the doctors of our future."

The awards recognise outstanding work across a wide range of activity, reflecting the reality of how a university operates, and the nature of so much of what universities do.

Hundreds of nominations for outstanding institutions, departments and individuals were submitted across categories covering the full range of university activity.

The winner will be revealed during a virtual celebration on November 26 .

This latest listing comes hard on the heels of Edge Hill being one of only two universities in the running for the Educate North Awards for University of the Year.