Times Higher Education Awards 2008 winners

January 1, 1994

Choosing the 18 winners from the shortlisted entries has been extremely difficult and they can rightly be proud of their success: each represents excellence in their field and we congratulate them all.

A special mention must go to our University of the Year for 2008, the University of Leicester, for being third time lucky, having been nominated previously in 2005 and 2006, as well as the very worthy recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Peter Hennessy, Attlee professor of contemporary British history at Queen Mary, University of London. Professor Philip Ogden, acting principal of Queen Mary, University of London, said: “This award is recognition of Peter Hennessy’s outstanding and unique achievement in bringing Whitehall and academia together to their mutual benefit over a period of many years. Only he could do this. Queen Mary is hugely proud of Peter and his colleagues in the Mile End Group and its parent organisation, the Mile End Institute (for the Study of Government, Intelligence and Society).”

We would like to thank all our sponsors, the Judges and everyone involved in making the Times Higher Education Awards 2008 a fitting tribute to the very best of UK academe.

Ann Mroz
Times Higher Education

THE Awards 2008 winners

  • Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
    Silver Sounds
    Queen’s University Belfast
  • Widening Participation Initiative of the Year
    Preparation for higher education
    Birkbeck, University of London
  • Research Project of the Year
    Climate-system tipping elements
    University of East Anglia
  • Outstanding Support for Students with Disabilities
    Support services for students with learning differences and for those with mental-health problems
    Brunel University
  • Outstanding ICT Initiative
    Integrating Web 2.0 technologies into education
    University of Westminster
  • Outstanding Student Financial Support Package
    Regional participation scholarship for state-school students in Oxfordshire
    Oxford Brookes University
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community
    Community University Partnership Programme
    University of Brighton
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development
    Food metres
    Harper Adams University College
  • Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology
    Accelerated Carbonation Technology
    University of Greenwich
  • Outstanding Support for Early Careers Researchers
    Finish Up, Move On
    Imperial College London
  • Marketing Initiative of the Year
    Clubcard points
    The Open University
  • Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development
    Leadership Development Programme
    Coventry University
  • Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative
    Universities Continuing Professional Development Network
    University of York
  • Entrepreneurial University of the Year
    Innovation Park
    University of Nottingham
  • Outstanding Support for Overseas Students
    Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Best Student Experience
    Loughborough University
  • University of the Year
    University of Leicester
  • Lifetime Achievement
    Peter Hennessy

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