Call for Entries: Times Higher Education Awards 2008

Celebrating excellence and achievement in the higher education sector, the Times Higher Education Awards is calling universities to submit award entries by 12 June 2008. These awards are the highlight of the academic calendar, representing the pinnacle of achievement for innovation and outstanding success in the higher education sector.

Does your team have an initiative that has aided and developed disabled students? Have you excelled through your university’s contribution to sustainable development? Do you pride yourself on the support you offer to early careers researchers? Why not click on to enter? The categories for 2008 include:

o        Excellence & Innovation in the Arts (sponsored by the Arts Council England)

o        Widening Participation Initiative of the Year

o        Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year (sponsored by JISC)

o        Research Project of the Year (sponsored by SAGE)

o        Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative

o        Marketing Initiative of the Year

o        Outstanding Support for Overseas Students (sponsored by the QAA)

o        Outstanding Support for Disabled Students

o        Outstanding Financial Student Support Package

o        Outstanding Support for Early Careers Researchers (sponsored by RCUK and UK GRAD)

o        Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development

o        Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development (sponsored by the Leadership Foundation)

o        Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology

o        Lifetime Achievement Award

o        Entrepreneurial University of the Year (sponsored by NCGE)

o        University of the Year (sponsored by Hobsons)

Gerard Kelly, Editor, Times Higher Education, commented: “The dinner is unquestionably the biggest awards night of the year for British Universities. This year we have put together a senior advisory panel taken from all fields of academia. This combined with the backing of leaders in government and business, and the participation of universities themselves has made the Awards the most comprehensive and incisive reflection of the higher education sector.”
Entry for THE Awards is online at The deadline for entries is 12 June 2008. Short-listed entrants will be announced in Times Higher Education on 11 September 2008, and the winners will be revealed during the awards ceremony itself on Thursday 23 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. To book at table for this auspicious occasion please contact Maria Myers on Tel: 01252 781178 or email:

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