THE Leadership and Management Awards 2011: Shortlist

Shortlist picks out the people who help keep universities running even in the toughest of times

April 14, 2011




Having sifted through almost 200 entries from 95 different institutions, we can now unveil the shortlist for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2011.

The annual awards come at a time of unprecedented change as the sector prepares for the shift in funding with the introduction of higher tuition fees in England in 2012.

The shortlisted entrants are competing in 16 categories ranging from top library team and best in marketing and communications to the outstanding student services team and those who have delivered the best departmental administration. Other categories cover procurement, research management, university finance and human resources.

The six institutions contesting the top honour - the title of outstanding leadership and management team - are: University of Bath; Birkbeck, University of London; University of Cumbria; University of Exeter; Harper Adams University College; and University of Leicester.

Ann Mroz, editor of THE, said: "Our annual awards always serve as a reminder of the extraordinary quality and dedication of those working in our universities and colleges.

"This year is no exception. Our sector, like every other, has already gone through some tough times and is facing more turbulence as the new funding regime beds in. But a glance at the shortlist for our Leadership and Management Awards is enough to instil confidence that we have the right people in place to continue to prosper and deliver the world-class higher education for which the country is rightly renowned."

The winners of this year's awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London, on 16 June.

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SHORTLIST 2011

OUTSTANDING PROCUREMENT TEAM

Sponsored by Office Depot

University of Edinburgh

• London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUCP)

University of Nottingham

University of the West of England

University of Westminster

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH MANAGEMENT TEAM

Bournemouth University

• Brunel University

University of Greenwich

University of Northampton

OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITY FUNDRAISING TEAM

University of Bath

University of Birmingham

• British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Durham University

• University of Glamorgan Group - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

University for the Creative Arts

OUTSTANDING FINANCE TEAM

Sponsored by Travelex

University of Bedfordshire

Bournemouth University

University of East London

University of Northampton

University of Nottingham

ICT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by SMART Technologies

Birmingham City University

University of Exeter

University of Huddersfield

Loughborough University

University of Southampton

• University of Wolverhampton

OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION TEAM

University of Chester

University of East Anglia

University of Greenwich

Newcastle University

University of Salford

University College London

OUTSTANDING ESTATES TEAM

University of Essex

• King's College London

Newcastle University

Nottingham Trent University

• University of Plymouth

University of Sunderland

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE/TRANSFER INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Aston University

University of Central Lancashire

Glasgow Caledonian University

University of Nottingham

• Queen Mary, University of London

• St George's, University of London with Kingston University

• University of Wolverhampton

OUTSTANDING LIBRARY TEAM

• Brunel University

University of Huddersfield

Liverpool John Moores University

London Metropolitan University

Newcastle University

Northumbria University

University of Sheffield

OUTSTANDING MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

• BPP University College

University of Derby

University of Nottingham

Aston University, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, Newman University College, University College Birmingham

Teesside University

University for the Creative Arts

OUTSTANDING STUDENT SERVICES TEAM

University of Chester

City University London

University of Nottingham

• Roehampton University

University of Surrey

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

OUTSTANDING STUDENT ADMISSIONS TEAM

Sponsored by UCAS

Aberystwyth University

Newcastle University

University of Nottingham

Sheffield Hallam University

University of Warwick

University of York

OUTSTANDING REGISTRY TEAM

University of Derby

University of Hertfordshire

• University of Plymouth

• St Mary's University College

University for the Creative Arts

• University of Wolverhampton

OUTSTANDING HUMAN RESOURCES TEAM

Aston University

Edge Hill University

University of Exeter

• University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

University for the Creative Arts

York St John University

OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY

Sponsored by i-graduate

University of Bedfordshire

Birmingham City University

City University London

University of Exeter

• London School of Commerce

University of Northampton

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT TEAM

Sponsored by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

University of Bath

Birkbeck, University of London

University of Cumbria

University of Exeter

Harper Adams University College

University of Leicester

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