The University of Nottingham has been shortlisted for three awards that celebrate excellent practice in higher education.
As well as being confirmed as a contender for a Guardian University Award, the University has been shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards (THELMAs). The awards celebrate excellence in university innovation, and leadership, management and professional services.
The award categories that the University of Nottingham has been shortlisted for are:
- Guardian University Awards: The Internationalisation award – for the Dinosaurs of China.
This award recognises an outstanding project, venture or collaboration that shows a university operating with global vision and ambition.
The Dinosaurs of China public exhibition featured 26 Chinese dinosaur skeletons and fossils never before seen outside Asia. Co-hosted at Wollaton Hall country house and Lakeside Arts, the exhibition brought to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved into the birds that live alongside us today. More than 130,000 people visited the exhibition over a 12-week period in 2017.
- THELMAs: Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year – for the Dinosaurs of China.
This award recognises the most innovative and original initiative in knowledge exchange or transfer in the academic year 2016-17.
- THELMAs: Outstanding Digital Innovation of the Year – for the Leadership and Management (LMA) Hub.
This award recognises the innovative use of digital technology to improve any function at a university, be that at institutional, departmental or faculty level. The judges look for initiatives that have delivered efficiencies and enhanced productivity.
The University of Nottingham has been shortlisted for the LMA Hub – a digital platform launched in 2016 to provide an in-depth, integrated and sustainable approach to leadership development across the University. The Hub provides staff with a central point for information on learning and resources to encourage self-directed learning, available development programmes, coaching and mentoring, induction for new leaders and managers, and career pathways.
Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at the University of Nottingham, said:
“I’m delighted that the University of Nottingham has once again been shortlisted in the THELMAS, as well as the Guardian University Awards. Each of these awards recognise excellence in universities – and to be shortlisted is a great recognition of our colleagues’ hard work in creating and managing some fantastic initiatives.”
The winners of the Guardian University Awards 2018 will be announced during week commencing Monday 23 April, and this year’s THELMA winners will be revealed on Thursday 21 June.