Thelmas 2018 results announced

University of Huddersfield takes two prizes, including Outstanding Leadership and Management Team, back to Yorkshire

June 21, 2018

The University of Huddersfield was the big winner at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2018.

The Yorkshire institution scooped the top prize of Outstanding Leadership and Management Team, for the success of its strategy focusing on teaching quality, staff development and financial sustainability.

The judges praised the “strong sense of direction” at Huddersfield, which also triumphed in the Outstanding Strategic Planning Team category.

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts at the University of Kent was named Workplace of the Year for its staff development programme and social activities.

Other winners included Leeds Beckett University, which won Outstanding Digital Innovation of the Year for its development of a clearing chatbot, and the London School of Economics, which took home the Excellence in Registry Services title for its use of contextual admissions.

The success of the University of Glasgow’s “Meet World Changing Glasgow” campaign was recognised with victory in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team category, while Norwich University of the Arts won Outstanding Estates Strategy for its efforts to make its new campus a cultural quarter for the city.

John Gill, THE editor, said that the 10th anniversary of the “Thelmas” had produced a “stellar crop” of winners.

“The members of our judging panel were left inspired by the examples of individual and collective brilliance that shone through from the hundreds of entries for this year’s Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards,” he said.

“I would like to thank all of those shortlisted for making this 10th anniversary event such a spectacular celebration, and to offer our sincere congratulations to those who have triumphed.”

The awards, held in association with Advance HE, were presented at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, which was hosted by actor and comedian Richard Ayoade.

Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2018 winners

Outstanding Leadership and Management Team
University of Huddersfield

Outstanding Strategic Planning Team
University of Huddersfield

Outstanding Library Team
White Rose Libraries (the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York)
Highly commended: UCL

Outstanding Employer Engagement Strategy
University of Gloucestershire

Excellence in Registry Services
London School of Economics and Political Science

Outstanding Digital Innovation of the Year
Leeds Beckett University
Highly commended: Keele University

International Strategy of the Year
De Montfort University

Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year
Teesside University

Outstanding Estates Strategy
Norwich University of the Arts

Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year
University of Derby

Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team
University of Glasgow

Outstanding Financial Performance
University of Edinburgh

Workplace of the Year
School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent
Highly commended: University of Sheffield

Outstanding Student Services Team
London South Bank University
Highly commended: University of Surrey

THE DataPoints Merit Award
Anglia Ruskin University

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