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The awards, known as the Oscars of Higher Education, celebrate the very best in UK Higher Education and its contribution to the wider society.


The University of Worcester has been shortlisted in six categories of the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards, including University of the Year, it was announced in September.

Worcester has been shortlisted for University of the Year, based on the whole university approach consistently taken to inclusion, quality education, student achievement and democratic participation. It has also been shortlisted for:
- Outstanding Support for Students, focussing particularly on the work of the Disability and Dyslexia Service;
- Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community, highlighting the Association for Dementia Studies’ work to develop Meeting Centres;
- International Collaboration of the Year, which was based on a touring illustration exhibition and subsequent book on the theme of Migration ;
- Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year where Dr Theresa Mitchell, from the University’s Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery has been shortlisted for this incredibly competitive individual award.

The news comes as the University is also currently named in the final six shortlisted University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards and final three for Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards . Earlier this year Worcester won the Guardian University Award for Internationalisation in recognition of its world-leading work in inclusive sport.

Also earlier this year, the University of Worcester was named number one in the UK for both Quality Education and Gender Equality in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) new global University Impact Rankings, which are based on the contribution made by universities around the world to achieving the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals, which the United Nations adopted in 2016. This achievement has led to the University being shortlisted for the Datapoints Merit award in the THE Awards.

John Bateman OBE, Chair of Governors at the University, said: “To be shortlisted in six categories, including University of the Year, at these awards is an incredible achievement and is testament to the outstanding work and achievements of so many people who strive to provide a first class university experience and to make a real difference to society.”

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28 Nov 2019