The deadline for entry into the Educate North Awards has been extended by a week to 17th February 2017.

The Awards, now in their third year, celebrate the success of the North’s 33 universities and the wider Higher and Further Education sectors.

The event on 27th April will be the first time institutions in the rest of the UK will also be able to compete for the three major Leadership prizes.

Categories include:

Business/Industry Collaboration

Social Mobility Award

Business Engagement Award

Employer Engagement Award

Environmental Industry Award

External Relations Team of the Year

Innovation Award

Student Experience Award

Research Project of the Year

Research Team of the Year

International Partnership

Lecturer/Academic of the Year

International Transnational Education

UK Leadership Award

UK Apprenticeship Award

Students’ Union of the Year

Business School of the Year

Further Education College / Sixth Form of the Year

University of the Year

University Entrepreneur’s Challenge

You can enter here.

The Telegraph is the official media partner for the Educate North and UK Leadership Awards and Conference, at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

A full list of last year’s winners can be found here.