Educate North logo April 2015The shortlist for the inaugural Educate North Awards is revealed today.

The awards will be presented at a unique black tie dinner in Manchester on 3 June 2015 which will showcase the world-class status of many of the North’s leading academic institutions, with a special one-day conference preceding the awards.

Our outstanding panel of judges met and went through the dozens of entries yesterday – jump straight to the shortlist here.

Educate North aims to celebrate the success and growth of the knowledge sector across the North of England and it is extremely encouraging that in the face of well-established national awards, so many of the North’s leading institutions have chosen to engage in this first year of this uniquely Northern initiative.

Educate North is being staged in association with The Daily Telegraph and our partners Barclays and the University of Manchester Intellectual Property UMIP.

 

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Educate North: The Conference

Full details of the speakers and topics at the conference can be found here.

The academic chairman of the initiative is Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Lancaster and one of the UK’s leading specialists in management psychology. He is supported by Professor Phil Harris of The University of Chester who is chairing the judging panel.

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“It will be an unmissable event,” said Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE.

“We are at a crossroads in academia so let’s celebrate the success to date but let’s also open a dialogue with policy makers and the public about the direction we all travel in from this point.

“That is why I am so pleased we are taking these issues and placing them on one stage with a conference and an awards ceremony to begin that debate. I hope as many people as possible engaged in this area or who wish to engage in this sector will join us and contribute to the dialogue and debate.”

Educate North: The awards judges

Full biographical information on our hugely experienced and hard-working judges can be found here but for the record they were:

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David Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool; Keith Burnley, CEO, National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education; Professor Ian Clarke, Dean, Edinburgh Business School; Dr Julie Davies, Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Business Schools; Geoff Dawson, Chair Elect, Committee of University Chairs; Professor Deborah Eyre, CEO of High Performance Learning; Martin Doel OBE, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges; Michael Jones, Professor and Director, Foundation for Management Education; Dr Karima Hani-Kadifi, Senior Lecturer in Post-Compulsory Education, University of Worcester; Professor Jim Keaton, Pro-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool; Linda Miller, Senior Research Fellow, The Institute for Employment Studies; Professor Ella Ritchie OBE, Emeritus Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University; Professor Peter Starbuck, Entrepreneur & Author; David Wood, Founder & CEO, Jam Pan; Stuart Billingham, Professor Emeritus of Lifelong Learning; Anne-Marie Canning, Head of Widening Participation, King’s College London; Richard Young, Director, BVCA Manchester; Maurice Dimmock, Chairman of Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC) and Professor Frances Hulbert, Chairman, Business Advisory Council & former Director of Skills Policy for the Northwest.

Educate The North Awards and Conference at The Hilton Hotel Manchester on 3 June 2015 is being staged by Prolific North, Don’t Panic and Carm Productions in association with The Telegraph Media Group.

For further information about the evening or to book tickets, please visit our dedicated site or contact Don’t Panic on 01706 828855. Any other enquiries should be addressed to nick@prolificnorth.co.uk

 

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Educate North Awards 2015: the shortlist

Employer Engagement Award

  • Leeds City College – Employee Responsive Initiative
  • M&S Company Archive – University of Leeds Partnership Tea
  • MPloy Solutions Ltd
  • Shipley College Centre of Excellence for Business

Commercial Engagement Award

The judges chose not to announce a shortlist in this category. The winner of this category will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.

Student Experience Award

  • Learning Curve Group
  • Newcastle College/HE Directorate – Embedding Undergraduate Research Within College-based Higher Education
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • University of Chester Student Support and Guidance
  • University of Cumbria – English Team
  • University of Liverpool’s Central Teaching Laboratories

Access Award

  • Newcastle College – Learning Support Service
  • University of Cumbria – Get it Right Career Planner

Student Union of the Year

  • Calderdale College Student Union
  • University of Chester – Chester Students’ Union
  • University of Liverpool – Liverpool Guild of Students

Environment Award

  • Edge Hill University Capital Developments: Environmental Initiatives
  • University of Chester Sustainability Unit

Research Team of the Year

  • Liverpool John Moores University – Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES)
  • University of Hull – Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics Research Group

Research Project of the Year

  • University of Chester – Standing Desks
  • University of Huddersfield – Extended Play

Academic Co-operation Award

The judges chose not to announce a shortlist in this category. The winner of this category will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.
Innovation Award

  • Barnsley College – iTrust
  • Learning Curve Group
  • University of Central Lancashire – Lancashire Science Festival

Leadership Award

The judges chose not to announce a shortlist in this category. The winner of this category will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.

Lecturer of the Year

  • Toni Bewley, Edge Hill University
  • Dr Neil Pickles, University of Chester
  • Roger Styan, Craven College
  • Professor Vini Lander, Edge Hill University

Specialist Institute of the Year

The judges chose not to announce a shortlist in this category. The winner of this category will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.

Business School of the Year

  • Edge Hill Business School
  • University of Liverpool Management School

Further Education College/Sixth Form of the Year

  • Bishop Auckland College (South West Durham Training)
  • Newcastle College
  • Winstanley College

New University of the Year

  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Chester
  • University of Huddersfield

University of the Year

  • Lancaster University
  • Newcastle University
  • University of York