“We were delighted to be named University of the Year 2016. When the Ebola epidemic got out of control it was our duty to mobilise to help stop this outbreak. Thank you to our committed community of staff, students and alumni for their outstanding work and ongoing dedication to meeting urgent challenges in public and global health.”
Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
"I am honoured to be the recipient of the THE Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award. In my history courses at Canterbury Christ Church University, I have sought to balance a rigorous curriculum and the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, with developing a variety of graduate skills amongst my students. I am thrilled that this award has recognised the diverse teaching methods that I use to introduce students to early modern history, from workshops and trial recreations with invited external scholars, to interactive assessed debates and exhibitions involving the local community. Perhaps most importantly, it reaffirms the value that these methods bring to students’ experience, by assisting them to make sense of material for themselves in a creative and collaborate environment not only within the university, but also in a professional capacity."
Dr Sara Wolfson, Director of Employability, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
“I am honoured to be the first recipient of this award in full awareness that there are many other committed research supervisors here and overseas. I am delighted that the success of social work doctoral students, the excellence of the work of PhD students who are British Sign Language users and the diversity of other doctoral students with whom I have worked can be celebrated through this award.”
Alys Young, Prof of Social Work Education & Research, The University of Manchester
"Becoming University of the Year is a tremendous achievement and one that every member of staff, every student past and present, every governor, every friend and every partner has contributed to. We are delighted to receive the recognition our peers have decided we deserve. Sometimes it’s nice to know we make a difference to peoples’ lives, and the hundreds of congratulatory emails in my inbox alone in the days following the fantastic award ceremony have been testimony to that. Thank you."
Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University
“We are delighted that our University has been recognised with the Excellence and Innovation in the Arts Award, which is an especially significant and important accolade for a specialist creative institution such as NUA. The award recognised that the experience students receive at NUA prepares them to not only produce outstanding creative work, but also to become fully prepared to operate in professional industries. Our 92% graduate employment rate points to our continued success in achieving this commitment.”
Sarah Steed, Business Director, Norwich University of the Arts
"As Deputy Vice Chancellor and Director of Student Experience, I am delighted that Cardiff Metropolitan University has received the THE Award for the Most Improved Student Experience. The University remains committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of its work. Staff work in partnership with the Student Union and Student Representatives to enhance the student experience in a deliberate strategic approach and gaining this award is testament to the significant progress we have made."
Jacqui Hare, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Director of Student Experience, Cardiff Metropolitan University
"We were thrilled to accept the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year Award for UCLan’s Digital Shift programme. We set out to truly transform the student experience and this ambitious programme of cultural change has combined technology and teaching pedagogy to leverage institutional-wide benefits for both staff and students. We are fortunate enough to have worked with an innovative and dedicated set of academics throughout the programme and have of course benefitted from the use of excellent JISC resources. It is an honour to achieve such a prestigious award, thank you THE!"
Lisa Banks Director of Learning and Information Services, University of Central Lancashire
"We are delighted to have won this major award, which is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of all at the University. Our re-launch and continuing management of Derby Theatre has seen it go from strength to strength, in a way which benefits both our students and the wider theatre-going public."
Professor John Coyne, Vice-Chancellor, University of Derby