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THE Awards 2013


Across 18 categories, with shortlisted entries from more than 60 universities, tonight's highlight the very best that UK higher education has to offer. Rewarding outstanding performance by individuals, teams and institutions, we are here to celebrate one of the UK's truly world-class assets – our universities and colleges and the dedicated staff who make them what they are.

It is a great privilege to be able to hold these awards, and all of us at Times Higher Education with everybody who has made the shortlist our sincere congratulations – and the best of luck!

– John Gill, editor, THE


The winners were announced on 28 November 2013, view the photos of the ceremony in our Flickr album .

Below are the shortlists and winning entries, and here you will find an e-book profiling all the winners .


Watch the highlights video



University of the Year

Sponsored by Santander Universities

University of Birmingham

University of East Anglia

University of Huddersfield (winner)

Newcastle University

University of Northampton

York St John University


Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community

Sponsored by Amity University

University of Aberdeen

De Montford University

University of Huddersfield

University of Manchester (winner)

Plymouth University

University of West London


Business School of the Year

Brunel Business School, Brunel University (winner)

ESCP Europe Buiness School

Henley Business School, University of Reading

Northampton Business School, University of Northampton

The Open University Business School

Salford Business School, University of Salford


Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

University of Derby (winner)

University of Kent

Newcastle University

Norwich University of the Arts

University of York

York St. John University


Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by DataMark

University of Birmingham

City, University of London

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (winner)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Pembroke College, Oxford

University of Sussex


Research Project of the Year

Sponsored by Symplectic

University of Glasgow

University of Leicester (winner)

University of Liverpool

University of Nottingham

Queen Mary, University of London

Queen's University of Belfast


Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers

Sponsored by Vitae

University of Aberdeen

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

King's College London

Queen's University Belfast (winner)

University of Surrey


Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development

University of East Anglia

University of Gloucestershire

University of Greenwich (winner)

Lancaster University

Newcastle University

Plymouth University


Most Improved Student Experience

Sponsored by StudentCom

University of Aberdeen

Aston University

University of Exeter

University of Liverpool

Royal Holloway, University of London

University of Stirling (winner)


Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative

Sponsored by Prospect Research

Brunel University

University of Cumbria

Durham University

University of Edinburgh (winner)

Staffordshire University

York St John University


Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Jisc

University of Central Lancashire (winner)

Keele University

University of Kent

Leeds Metropolitan University

University of Manchester

University of Stirling


International Collaboration of the Year

SGH Martineau

University of East Anglia

The Open University

University of Reading

University College London (winner)

University of York

York St. John University


Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology

Sponsored by Elsevier

Aberystwyth University (winner)

University of East Anglia

Loughborough University

Newcastle University

University of Reading

University of Strathclyde


Outstanding Support for Students

Sponsored by CAPITA

University of Derby

University of Essex (winner)

University of Leicester

Plymouth University

University of Stirling

University of Sunderland


Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Sponsored by NCEE

University of Chester

University of Lincoln

University of Sheffield

University of Strathclyde (winner)

University of Surrey

Teesside University


Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development

Sponsored by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

Cardiff University (on behalf of Welsh Crucible) (winner)

City, University London

University of Sheffield

University of Warwick

University of Wolverhampton


Most Innovative Teacher of the Year

Sponsored by the Higher Education Academy

David Cohen, Royal Holloway, University of London

Simon Kemp, University of Southampton (winner)

Rachel McCrindle, University of Reading

David J. McGarvey, Keele University

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, University of East London

Neil Pickles, University of Chester


The Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Veredus

There is no shortlist for this category

Roger Brown (winner)