The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Edge Hill University and Lancaster College have all been shortlisted for the the Instances Higher Education (THE) Awards 2021, extensively considered the Oscars of the larger education and learning sector.
This a long time THE awards rejoice achievements for the duration of the 2019-20 tutorial 12 months (the COVID-19 pandemic period), and attracted a file 600 entries from United kingdom larger instruction institutes, with effective nominees exemplifying the expertise, commitment and innovation of people today and groups throughout all elements of university daily life.
Triple-nominated UCLan has been shortlisted in the types ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community’, as effectively as ‘Outstanding Investigation Supervisor of the Year’ for Senior Lecturer in Activity, PE and the Outdoors, Dr Clive Palmer, and ‘Most Impressive Trainer of the Year’, for Dr David Wareing, a lecturer in Professional medical Microbiology.
Commenting on the nomination, Dr Palmer claimed: “It is an honour to be shortlisted for this prestigious Occasions Increased Award, and with it, these a privilege to have supervised (and be working with now) this kind of gifted men and women on their study projects. In fact, their suggestions are so lively and enjoyable, they make me glimpse superior! I am about the moon to get this external recognition for my endeavours in the postgraduate finding out practical experience and wish to thank colleagues for their generous help.”
Dr Wareing, whose instructing included employing the quidditch world cup tournament, and microbiology escape rooms, additional: “I am absolutely delighted. I am also seriously grateful for the assist of colleagues and the wonderful feed-back from pupils on how they have relished the discovering experiences that we have created for them.”
Responding on behalf of the University, Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin claimed: “What amazing achievements for both of those Clive and David as well as everybody connected with the University. As these award nominations testify, even during a world pandemic, our innovative ‘can do’ tactic with a focus on providing the greatest possible university student practical experience continues to glow as a result of.
“I experience incredibly proud that UCLan is just one of only a handful of universities to realize a few or a lot more THE nominations and shows our escalating self-confidence, talent and stature in the sector.”
Edge Hill University has also been recognised in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Area Community’ class, as perfectly as ‘Support for Students’, with the university’s assistance offer currently being redesigned in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the course of the 12 months, extra than £300,000 was invested to present no cost laptops, headsets, dongles and application, £4 million in accommodation expenses ended up waived and wellbeing assistance was amplified considerably, together with the creation of TogetherAll, a 24/7 on line community to assistance mental overall health.
Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater claimed: “We get our place in the neighborhood and broader neighborhood really seriously and will keep on to help that group, socially, culturally and economically, from the dedicated education and learning of our pupils to the floor-breaking investigation we carry out.
“We ended up, and still are, identified to do whichever we can to minimise the destructive impact of Covid-19.
“Support for learners was ramped up throughout the pandemic, with the College fast establishing a detailed student guidance deal intended to deliver optimum help and reassurance to pupils at a pretty challenging time.”
Meanwhile, Lancaster University is also shortlisted in the categories of ‘Outstanding Library Team’ and ‘Outstanding Analysis Supervisor of the Year’, the place Professor Corina Sas from the college of Computing and Interaction has been nominated.
John Gill, THE’s editor, explained this year’s awards would “reflect a time period of turmoil and innovation necessitated by the pandemic”, however the record variety of entries was a sign of “the brilliance of universities across the entire of the United kingdom and Ireland”.
Mr Gill stated: “With just about 600 institutions, teams and folks nominated, it truly is a excellent achievement to make it on to this year’s shortlists.
“We appear ahead to celebrating the outstanding reaction of college staff in extremely difficult circumstances when we collect for the ‘Oscars of bigger education’ in November.”
The ceremony for the awards will acquire spot in London on 25 November 2021.