THE Awards 2011


Welcome to the seventh Times Higher Education Awards, an evening dedicated to showcase the greatest ideas, the finest practice and the very best researchers and teachers in our universities.

Times Higher Education , which this year marks it's 40th anniversary of serving UK higher education, is very proud of its role highlighting the accomplishments of an innovative and extraordinary successful sector.

I hope you will join me in congratulating each of our very deserving winners. Tonight is a night to celebrate and to be inspired. Enjoy.

- Ann Mroz , editor, Times Higher Education .


University of the Year

Sponsored by Santander Universities

University of Dundee

Edge Hill University

University of Nottingham

**University of Sheffield**

University of Southampton

University of Sussex


Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community

Sponsored by Unite Group

**University of Derby**

University of Huddersfield

University of Kent

Universities of Leeds and Huddersfield (ALPS)

University of Salford

University for the Creative Arts


Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative

Sponsored by Communications Management

Bradford University School of Management

**University of Derby**

University of East London

Middlesex University

University of Roehampton

Sheffield Hallam University


Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

Sponsored by CAPITA Consulting

University of Exeter

The Kent and Medway Progression Federation

Newcastle University

Plymouth University

University for the Creative Arts

**University of Warwick**


Widening Participation Initiative of the Year

Sponsored Action on Access

University of East Anglia

Keele University

Northumbria University

**Realising Opportunities Partnership, submitted be Newcastle University**

University of Sheffield

University of the Arts London


Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by CampusIT

Birmingham City University

The Careers Group, University of London

University of the Highlands and Islands

University of Huddersfield

University of Leeds, School of Medicine

**University of Southampton**


Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers

Sponsored by Vitae

University of Bath

**University of Manchester**

University of Nottingham

Queen Mary, University of London

University of Sheffield

University of Strathclyde


Most Improved Student Experience

Sponsored by Campus Living Villages

University of Northampton

Queen Mary, University of London

Queen's University of Belfast

**Royal Veterinary College**

University of Surrey

University of Ulster


International Collaboration of the Year

Sponsored by Martineau

Aston University

University if Birmingham

**Cardiff University**

London College of Fashion, University if the Arts London

University of Salford

University of Stirling


Outstanding Support for Students

Sponsored by CRM Students

Birmingham City University

University of Essex

**Loughborough and Coventry Universities**

University of Sunderland

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

University of York


Research Project of the Year

Sponsored by IP Group

University of Central Lancashire and University of Stirling

Lancaster University

University of Leicester

London South Bank University

University of Reading

**University of Strathclyde**


Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development

Sponsored by Revise

Bournemouth University

Cranfield University

**Harper Adams University College**

London South Bank University

Newcastle University

University of Southampton


Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology

Sponsored by Elsevier

Durham University

Heriot-Watt University

**University of Leicester**

University of Reading

University of Salford

University of Sussex


Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development

Sponsored by Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

University of Bath

City, University London

**Durham University**

King's College London

Collaborative project submitted by the University of Nottingham

University of the West of England


Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Sponsored by NCEE

University of Central Lancashire

**Coventry University**

University of Edinburgh

University of Northampton

Plymouth University

University of York


Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year

Sponsored by General Dynamics

Brunel University

City, University London

University of Greenwich

University of Sunderland

Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey

**University of York**


Most Innovative Teacher of the Year

Sponsored by Higher Education Academy

Elizabeth Burd, Durham University

Lea Ann Dailey, King's College London

Nisha Dogra, University of Leicester

**David Gibson, Queen's University **

Alex Wright, University of Bath


The Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Communications  Management

There is no shortlist for this category. The winner, chosen by Times Higher Education, can be seen here .


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**Award winner**

*Highly commended by our judges*