Educate North Awards 2019: The shortlist revealed

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Prolific North is thrilled to announce the Educate North Awards 2019 shortlist.

The most highly anticipated awards for the region's university, further and higher education sectors will be held at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate in Manchester on April 25th.

The Educate North Awards are delivered by Don’t Panic Events, with Prolific North as media partner and Carm Productions as event partner. Thanks must also go to radio partners Heart Yorkshire, Smooth North East and Smooth North West, as well as category sponsors Communicorp UK, Ministry of Results, and Protocol.

Former BBC and Granada Political Editor, Jim Hancock, will present the Awards for the second year at an illustrious gala dinner. Hundreds of educational specialists are set to come together at the annual event to recognise those most successful in their respective sectors.

Photos from last year's Educate North Awards

Educate North Awards - The Shortlist

Business/Industry Collaboration – HE/FE Sector

  • Backstage Academy
  • Career College North East
  • Greater Manchester Higher - FastTrackers project
  • National Employer Training - a department of Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
  • Newcastle College & Responsive Engineering
  • Preston's College & Leyland Trucks
  • The Launch Group & Newcastle College
  • The Manchester College & Flow Creative
  • Tyne Metropolitan College - Department of Engineering
  • Wigan & Leigh College Business Services Team - Apprenticeship Engineering Project for Electricity North West Limited

Business/Industry Collaboration – University Sector

  • Leeds Beckett University - Speech and Language Therapy Students Summer School 
  • Newcastle University - Creative Fuse North East
  • Newcastle University - Estate Support Service
  • University of Central Lancashire - Creative Innovation Zone
  • University of Central Lancashire - Lancashire Science Festival
  • University of Central Lancashire & St. Catherine's Hospice Collaboration - Developing Futures
  • University of Chester - Chester needed professional help, and got it!
  • University of Chester - Eco-Innovation Cheshire and Warrington

Social Mobility Award – HE / FE Sector

  • Birkenhead Sixth Form College - An Engine of Social Mobility
  • Cambian Tyldelsey School Team
  • Learning Curve Group 
  • Oldham Sixth Form College
  • Preston's College - 14-16 Alternative Provision
  • The Manchester College
  • The Manchester College - The Ideas Foundation Employability Bootcamp
  • Tyne Coast College - North East Sports Academy

Social Mobility Award – University Sector

  • Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme - Hello Future 
  • Leeds Beckett University & the University of Huddersfield - Progression Module
  • Newcastle University - North East Collaborative Outreach Programme
  • Newcastle University Careers Service
  • Northumbria University - NUSTEM Primary School Partnership
  • University of Chester - STEM Green-Power Car Challenge

Business Collaboration & Partnerships Award

  • Chester Business School, Centre for Work Related Studies - Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship
  • Newcastle College
  • Preston's College & the Central Lancashire Construction Skills Hub
  • The Manchester College - The Ideas Foundation Employability Bootcamp
  • University of Chester - Chester needed professional help, and got it!
  • University of Chester & Brio Leisure - Social Value Partnership 

Employer Engagement Award - HE/FE Sector - Sponsored by Smooth North East

  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education - Workforce Skills
  • Lancaster and Morecambe College LMC Business - Health and Social Care Workforce Recovery Initiative
  • Learning Curve Group 
  • National Employer Training - a department of Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
  • The Launch Group
  • The Manchester College - Employability & Partnership Team
  • The Manchester College - The Ideas Foundation Employability Bootcamp
  • The Sheffield College

Employee Engagement Award - University Sector - Sponsored by Smooth North East

  • Chester Business School, Centre for Work Related Studies - Senior Leaders Master's Degree Apprenticeship
  • Leeds Beckett University - Employer Engagement: Get Hired
  • Leeds Beckett University - Employer Engagement: Women in Leadership
  • Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University - Law Enrichment Week
  • Leeds Trinity University - myFuture Team
  • Newcastle University - Professional Placements in Psychology 
  • nucleargraduates Development Programme
  • University of Huddersfield - Chartered Manager Engagement Project

External Relations Team of the Year

  • Newcastle University - Realising Opportunities Central Team
  • Newcastle University & Newcastle University Students' Union - Anti Social Behaviour Working Group
  • Newcastle University Students' Union - North East Solidarity and Teaching
  • Oldham Sixth Form College
  • Policy@Manchester
  • Policy@Manchester - On Cohesion
  • University of Chester - Westminster Centre for Research and Innovation in Veterans' Wellbeing
  • Wigan & Leigh College - Marketing and Student Liaison Teams

Innovation Award

  • Bury College – Information Literacy Initiative
  • Durham and Newcastle Universities – ACTION for Impact
  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education – Estuary Student TV Curriculum Model
  • The Literacy Company
  • UCLan Community Health and Midwifery Sexual Health Team
  • University of Bradford – This is Bradford
  • University of Central Lancashire – midwifery and TELT team
  • University of Central Lancashire – UCLan Publishing
  • University of Cumbria – ‘About Being’ project

Student Experience Award - HE/FE Sector - Sponsored by Ministry of Results

  • Bury College - Exceptional Student Experience
  • Huddersfield New College 
  • Lancaster and Morecambe College - Tackling Inactivity Project
  • New College Durham Contact and Enrolment Centre
  • New College Durham - Higher Education School Enhancement Projects
  • Newcastle College University Centre - Student as Producer Initiative 
  • Oldham Sixth Form College
  • Preston's College - ESOL teaching team with support from recruitment/admissions advisor and wider College support services

Student Experience Award - University Sector - Sponsored by Ministry of Results

  • Chester Business School - Event Management Partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Edge Hill University - Catalyst Team
  • Leeds Beckett University - Student Services
  • Newcastle University Careers Service - Guidance Team
  • Teesside University - Future Facing Learning: Empowering Digital Learning at Teesside University
  • University of Bradford School of Management
  • University of Central Lancashire - cJam
  • University of Chester - Sport and Active Lifestyle: Active Wellbeing programme

International Partnership Award

  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education - Erasmus Project
  • Lancaster & Morecambe College - Erasmus+ APT Apprentice Preparation Training Project
  • Tyne Coast College - South Shields Marine School
  • UCLan Community Health and Midwifery Sexual Health Team
  • University of Chester China Centre - Business Research Institute 

Research Project of the Year

  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education - Erasmus Project
  • New College Durham - A research-based induction to aid student transition
  • New College Durham - Implementing Student Journal Clubs
  • University of Central Lancashire - Stories2Connect Research Project
  • University of Chester - Eco-Innovation Cheshire and Warrington

Research Team of the Year

  • Liverpool John Moore’s University - Face Lab
  • Newcastle College University Centre Research Team 

Teaching Excellence Award

  • Burnley College Sixth Form Centre - Teaching Team
  • Richard Davis, University of Central Lancashire
  • Rachael Hall, Preston's College
  • Dr Glenn Adam Hurst, University of York
  • John-Mark Reid, Preston's College
  • Dr Sarita J Robinson, University of Central Lancashire
  • Zac Wilkinson, Preston's College
  • Professor Howard Williams, Professor of Archaeology, University of Chester
  • Sarah Wright, Edge Hill University

UK Leadership Award - Sponsored by Smooth North West

  • Emma Forrest-Leigh, Grimsby Institute
  • Alison Maynard, Deputy Chief Executive, Tyne Coast College
  • Angela Williams OBE, Huddersfield New College

UK Apprenticeship Award

  • Hartlepool College of Further Education
  • The Juice Academy 

Students' Union of the Year - Sponsored by Heart

  • Leeds Trinity Students' Union
  • Newcastle University Students' Union 
  • Northumbria Students' Union

Further Education College of the Year - Sponsored by Protocol

  • Barnsley College
  • Bishop Burton College
  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
  • Hartlepool College of Further Education
  • Nelson and Colne College
  • New College Durham
  • Oldham College
  • Preston's College
  • Tameside College

University of the Year

  • Edge Hill University
  • Newcastle University