The university’s reputation for excellence in research, teaching and student support has been recognised with shortlistings in four categories in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2021 – known widely as the annual ‘Oscars of Higher Education.’
This year, the university has been shortlisted in the following categories:
- Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community – for Professor Louise Mullany (School of English) and Dr Loretta Trickett’s (Nottingham Law School) grass-roots local community project on gender hate crime which became a global beacon, highlighting the long-neglected issue of street harassment, violence and abuse of women and girls in public spaces.
- Outstanding Research Supervisor – Dr Ravinder Anand-Ivell, Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology and Director of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Research (School of Biosciences).
- Research Project of the Year (Arts) – for Dr Heike Bartel (University of Nottingham); Dr Una Foye (Kings College London) and Dr Dominique Thompson’s (GP and author) research project “Hungry for Words: Creative Approach to start the conversation about eating disorders in men”. The project generated new resources that have won the endorsement of three key medical bodies and reached over 500,000 medical practitioners.
- Widening Participation (WP) or Outreach Initiative of the Year – for the university’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science’s virtual work experience project. Nottingham led the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) explaining the profession, its challenges, and the role of veterinary professionals. It has been well received by applicants and practising vets, and since its launch, Nottingham has seen an overall increase of 17% in WP applications, so that WP students are now 25% of our total applications.
Full details of the university’s shortlisted entries – together with their competitors for each award – are available at THE shortlist.
The THE Awards are free to enter, and open to anyone involved in higher education across the UK. And in 2021, for the first time in 17 years, the THE Awards look beyond the UK to include excellence in Ireland’s higher education sector too.
Winners will be revealed with an in-person ceremony at the newly refurbished Hilton London Metropole hotel in London on Thursday 25 November 2021.