Nottingham Trent University has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘University of the Year’ title in the Times Higher Education Awards.
These annual honours, rightly dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the higher education sector, celebrate outstanding contributions from across universities in the UK. Of all of the categories, ‘University of the Year’ is the most coveted.
Nottingham Trent, which has sites across the region, including in Clifton, has been shortlisted for its innovative and systematic approach, underpinned by rigorous research and sector-leading data, to enabling students to fulfil their academic potential and in particular the University’s commitment to supporting students from less privileged backgrounds in transforming their life chances.
This work was also highlighted by a panel of independent higher education experts when awarding Nottingham Trent the highest, Gold, rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
The university is no stranger to winning awards this year, with Clifton Campus winning the ‘Guardian University Award’ for the ‘Buildings that Inspire’ category.
Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, said: “Being shortlisted for such a respected award is in itself an acknowledgement of our whole-university approach to transforming life chances, particularly for those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.”
“Our Strategic Plan has been built around ensuring both a value based and systematic approach to delivering equality of opportunity to our students.
“What is also rewarding is to know that, through the social and commercial opportunities opened up to them while at NTU, our students and graduates are also transforming the lives of others.”
The winners of the Times Higher Education Awards will be revealed on Thursday 30 November 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
Article by Thomas Hewitt.