The University of Nottingham has been shortlisted for four awards in the Times Higher Education 2015 Awards.

The awards for which the University has been nominated are Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative, Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development, Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers, and Entrepreneurial University of the Year.

John Gill, Times Higher Education Editor, said: “The achievements of our universities, which transform students’ lives and carry out pioneering research day in, day out, deserve to be recognised, and over the last decade the Times Higher Education Awards have become one of the sector’s most hotly anticipated events.”

“We are delighted to have such strong shortlists, highlighting the strength of universities the length and breadth of the country”

He added: “This year, the 11th year of the awards, we had more entries than ever before, and are delighted to have such strong shortlists, highlighting the strength of universities the length and breadth of the country.”

The University has had success in the awards before – in 2014, a research team led by Professor Harminder Dua was awarded the ‘Research Project of the Year’ award for work identifying a previously undetected layer of the cornea.

The winners will be revealed on November 26 2015 at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London

In the Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative category – sponsored by Prospects – the University of Nottingham is up against five other universities, including the University of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Portsmouth.

In the Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development category – sponsored by Leadership Development for Higher Education – the University is in competition with the University of Sheffield, Royal Holloway, Birmingham City University and two other higher education institutions.

In order to win the Outstanding Support for Early Career Researches award, which is sponsored by Vitae, the University will have to outshine the University of Aberdeen, in partnership with the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Strathclyde, the University of Manchester, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Surrey and De Montfort university.

For Entrepreneurial University of the Year, sponsored by NCCEE, the University will have to beat the University of Leeds, Loughborough University, the University of Lincoln and two other UK higher education institutions.

The winners will be revealed on November 26th 2015 at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Tamsin Parnell

Image: Exchange from the University of Nottingham

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