Thelmas 2016 results announced

Swansea takes top honour at annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards while Nottingham Trent scoops two

June 24, 2016
Thelmas 2016

Swansea University has picked up the top prize in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2016.  

The institution took home the Outstanding Leadership and Management Team award in recognition of the improvements it made in research quality and undergraduate enrolments in addition to its successful opening of a £450 million second campus.

Judges said that the university had managed to “embed a strong and consistently applied project management approach and skills across the institution”.

Nottingham Trent University picked up two awards at the ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, for Outstanding Procurement Team and for Outstanding Digital Innovation in Management and Administration.

Other winners included the University of Edinburgh, for Outstanding Finance Team; De Montfort University, for Outstanding International Strategy; and the SETsquared Partnership (involving the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey), for Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year.

The ceremony for the awards, affectionately known as the Thelmas, was attended by more than 1,000 people and hosted by comedian Jimmy Carr.

See below for a full list of winners:

 THE Leadership and Management Awards 2016 winners


Outstanding Leadership and Management Team
Swansea University

Outstanding Finance Team
University of Edinburgh

Outstanding Library Team
University of Huddersfield

Outstanding Estates Team
City University London

Outstanding Procurement Team
Nottingham Trent University

Outstanding International Strategy
De Montfort University

Outstanding Human Resources Team
University of Sheffield

Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team
Harper Adams University

Outstanding Strategic Planning Team
University of Glasgow

Outstanding Digital Innovation in Management and Administration
Nottingham Trent University

Outstanding Development/Alumni Relations Team
University of Nottingham

Outstanding Student Services Team
University of Bradford          

Outstanding Departmental Administration Team
University of Kent

Outstanding Administrative Services Team
University of Strathclyde

Outstanding Student Admissions Team
Aston University

Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year
SETsquared Partnership (universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey)

THE DataPoints Merit Award
Newcastle University

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