Thelmas 2017 results announced

University of West London wins top honour as Strathclyde and Gloucestershire take home two prizes each

June 22, 2017
THELMA winners 2017

The University of West London picked up the top prize at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017.

The institution took home the Outstanding Leadership and Management Team title, recognising the success of its Ambition 2018 action plan in driving up performance in key indicators such as graduate employment, student satisfaction and financial performance.

The awards judges said that West London was an excellent example of “a committed and enduring leadership team working effectively with its board, staff and students”.

There were two wins for the University of Gloucestershire, which was victorious in the Outstanding Financial Performance and the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team categories.

The University of Strathclyde was another double winner, being named Workplace of the Year and topping the Outstanding Strategic Planning Team category.

Other winners included the University of Essex, for Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year, and the University of Nottingham, for International Strategy of the Year.

The ceremony for the awards, affectionately known as the Thelmas, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London and hosted by the comedian Bill Bailey. The awards were sponsored by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

See below for a full list of winners, and visit our Flickr page to view photographs from the evening.

Click here to see details of the Thelma 2017 winners and the work that won them recognition 

THE Leadership and Management Awards 2017 winners


Bill Bailey at THELMAs 2017


Outstanding Leadership and Management Team
University of West London

Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year
University of Essex

Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team
University of Gloucestershire

Highly commended: University of Sheffield

Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative
Edinburgh Napier University

International Strategy of the Year
University of Nottingham

Outstanding Administrative Services Team
University of Hull

Outstanding Strategic Planning Team
University of Strathclyde

Highly commended: York St John University

THE DataPoints Merit Award
University of Sussex

Outstanding Student Admissions Strategy
Sheffield Hallam University

Outstanding Student Services Team
Nottingham Trent University

Outstanding Library Team
Coventry University

Workplace of the Year
University of Strathclyde

Highly commended: Edge Hill University

Alumni Engagement Award
City, University of London

Outstanding Financial Performance
University of Gloucestershire

Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year
Newcastle University

Outstanding Estates Strategy
University of Sheffield

Outstanding Digital Innovation of the Year
The Open University

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