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Salford City College has been crowned Further Education College of the Year at the annual Educate North Awards, as well as taking the top spot in another category.

The college swept up at the ceremony, which is now in its third year, as they took home the sought after ‘Further Education College of the Year’ as well as the ‘External Relations Team of the Year’ award.

The judges are said be “thrilled by the non-s...
 

Liverpool John Moores University scooped University of the Year at the Educate North Awards 2017 on April 27.

LJMU was awarded the top accolade at a glittering ceremony in Manchester, beating off competition from the University of Newcastle and the University of Liverpool.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Weatherill accepted the award, commenting: “I am delighted ...
 
Leeds Trinity Students’ Union has been awarded ‘Students’ Union of the Year’ at the annual Educate North & UK Leadership Awards.

It was a highly competitive category with Student Unions from the University of Cumbria, University of Chester and Newcastle University also on the shortlist. The criteria for the Student Union award particularly focused on examples of sector leading practice in student engagement, experience, support and innovation.  LTSU was particular...
More than 250 academics, students, executives and business people from across the North and the UK filled The Hilton Hotel in Manchester for the third Educate North Awards, a unique event that celebrated the continued growth and success of the knowledge sector in the region – jump straight to the winners here.

Delivered in association with The Telegraph Media Group, the 2017 awards brought toget...
Oldham Sixth Form wins the Social Mobility Award at the Educate North Awards

The Educate North Awards were held yesterday evening in Manchester, and we are delighted to announce that Oldham Sixth Form College has won the Social Mobility Award for closing the attainment gap.

OSFC’s nomination focussed on the outstanding links with local secondary schools, which raises students’ aspirations for Further Education, and also OSFC’s links with local universities, especially the ...
St John Rigby College has been crowned Sixth Form College of the Year at The Educate North Awards, in association with The Telegraph.??The prestigious award was presented at an awards ceremony held at Manchester Deansgate’s Hilton Hotel.  SJR was up against northern England’s finest sixth form colleges, so it was amazing to hear host and multi-award-winning broadcaster, Rob Mcloughlin, OBE, announce St John Rigby College as the overall winner.??To rapturous applause and cheers, Principal, Peter McGhee, took to the sta...
Will Britain’s major universities be left behind after the UK exits the European Union and will they lose students, staff and access to EU funds for research and development?
 
Professor Richard Greene, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), will open a major debate on the issue at the third Educate North Conference, which is being held on April 27th in association with The Telegraph Media Group.
 
“This conference heard dire warni...
Phil Hodari, an early investor in Graphene, the world’s first 2D material developed by The University of Manchester and reputed to be stronger but more flexible than steel, has been named as a key sponsor and judge of the University Entrepreneurs Challenge (UEC) to be held in April.

He will take his seat alongside the entrepreneur David Taylor, also Pro-Chancellor of UCLan (University of Central Lancashire), who will oversee proceedings as six new businesses, spun out of the North’s Universit...

Chairman of the Board David Taylor to lead the proceedings

 

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board has been named as the host of the University Entrepreneurs Challenge (UEC).

David Taylor, the head judge in ITV Granada’s pioneering business enterprise competition called Flying Start, will lead proceedings at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel on 27 April.

Six new business leaders and their companies, spun out of the nor...
 

David Taylor, the head judge in Granada TV’s pioneering business enterprise competition Flying Start, is to host the University Entrepreneurs Challenge (UEC) in Manchester in April.

The UEC, which last year was won by University of Chester-based social enterprise Big Heritage, is part of the successful Educate North and UK Leadership Awards run in association with The Telegraph Media Group and Prolific North.

I...
The next generation of student and graduate businesses from universities across the North of England will compete for a cash prize and the opportunity to be mentored in the second University Entrepreneurs Challenge (UEC), to be held in Manchester in April.

The UEC, which last year was won by University of Chester-based social enterprise Big Heritage, is part of the suc...

Lord Alton of Liverpool's parliamentary speech concerning Education, 9th Jan 2017

 

'The region’s 23 universities, six of which rank in the top 20 for research excellence nationally, should be empowered to become the drivers for transforming our region’s schools. The wonderful university of Liverpool John Moores, with its 21,000 students and 2,500 staff, has generated an...

The University of Chester is celebrating after scooping four of the 13 university categories at the prestigious Educate North awards ceremony, held in Manchester, including an accolade for its Vice-Chancellor.

The awards, now in their second year, celebrate the outstanding teams, people and initiatives from higher and further education institutions across the north of England.

The University won in a range of categories, with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Wheeler, picking up th...
Dean Paton, from Chester-based social enterprise Big Heritage, walked away with the top prize of £5,000 in the first ever University Entrepreneurs Challenge awards, staged alongside the second Educate North conference and awards. The second and third prizes were awarded to 4Lunch and The Aim Sky High Company.

This new business competition was run in association with The Telegraph Media Group, Barclays and key sponsors including Utopia Technologies, The Alliance Manchester Business School, UMIP (Intellectual Propert...
Winstanley College has been crowned College of the Year at The Educate North Awards, in association with The Telegraph.

The impressive title was announced at an awards ceremony held on Thursday 21st April at Manchester Deansgate’s Hilton Hotel. The college was up against the north of England’s finest education providers, initially being whittled down to a shortlist of just two.  After going head to head with the other shortlisted provider, Tameside College, host and multi-award-winning broadcaster, ...
MANCHESTER Metropolitan University has been named as the Business School of the Year in the North.

The University fended off stiff competition to take the top honour in the second annual Educate North Awards which celebrate, recognise and share best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

The news comes after the announcement that the Business School was awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation in February, joining an elite global group. Only five per cent of business schools worldw...
NUSU were the proud receivers of the ‘Students’ Union of the Year’ title at last night’s Educate North Awards at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester, succeeding against other shortlisted nominees from University of Cumbria Students’ Union (UCSU) and University of Manchester Students’ Union.

The Educate North Awards celebrates the brightest and best education establishments in the North of England each year and NUSU has this year been honoured as being one of them.

Dominic Fear...
Last night, the University swept the board with three awards winning University of the Year, Students' Union of the Year and Employer Engagement of the Year for the Business School.
 
The Educate North Awards celebrate and recognise best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North. Professor John Wilson, Newcastle University Business School’s Director, said: “We are delighted that the Business School has won the Employer Engagement award for our Global Experience Opportunity Programm...
Last night, the University swept the board with three awards winning University of the Year, Students' Union of the Year and Employer Engagement of the Year for the Business School.

The Educate North Awards celebrate and recognise best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

Newcastle was recognised for its outstanding performance in the areas of business finance, teaching, research, student experience, innovation and economic impact.
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University of Hull scientists striving to help cancer patients live-longer have won Research Team of the Year in the Educate North Awards.

Dr Justin Sturge, a senior lecturer in biomedical science at the University, led an international team of scientists to two major breakthroughs. They made a series of discoveries, which will help identify the most dangerous forms of prostate cancer and lead to personalised treatment programs for men who have prostate cancer. They have also found a way to stop some types of cancer spre...
The Astrophysics Research Institute, leaders on The Virgo Consortium EAGLE project, won Research Project of the Year and The Football Exchange at LJMU and Prozone Sports Ltd won the Commercial Engagement Award. The Jockey Research Group was also Highly Commended in the Research Project of the Year category. LJMU had also been shortlisted for University of the Year, alongside Newcastle University, the University of Sheffield, University of Chester and Lancaster University. Newcastle University claimed victory on the night.

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The University won in a range of categories, with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Wheeler, picking up the University Leadership award. For the second year running, the University’s Sustainability Unit was recognised, picking up the Environmental Sustainability award in a category where the winner was announced on the night. Thornton Science Park was recognised in the Innovation category, and the institution’s Student Support and Guidance (SSG) team won the Student Experience Award for its Young Carers Support Scheme.&nb...
The NCC team picked up the Employer Engagement prize (Further Education) at the glittering Educate North Awards ceremony at the Hilton, in Deansgate, on Thursday.

On the night, it was said “judges were impressed by the engagement with the community that [the Nelson and Colne College] application demonstrated”.

Curriculum Leader for Catering and Hospitality Jason Benn said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our work with local employers has been recognised at the fantastic Educate North Awar...
An initiative to increase the policy impact of our research has scooped External Relations Programme of the Year in the Educate North Awards.

Members of the team Professor Andrew Westwood (AVP Public Affairs and co-Director) Alex Waddington (Engagement Manager) and Jane Bevan (Communications and Events Officer) attended The Hilton Hotel in Manchester, for the awards, which celebrate and recognise best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

The glittering evening ceremony was attended ...
Over 250 people from across the UK attended the second Educate North Awards last Thursday: an increase of 25% in numbers attending, a consequence of the marked rise in entries submitted this year. And the compere, Rob McLoughlin confirmed that plans were already underway to grow the 2017 Awards initiative even further.

The Educate North Awards initiative is delivered in association with The Daily Telegraph, Barclays, The Alliance Manchester Business School, UCLan, the University of Manchester Intellectual Property, Utopi...
DAVID WILLETTS, GREG DYKE, JULIE MERCER, VICE CHANCELLORS FROM ACROSS THE UK DEBATE THE FUTURE OF THE NORTH’S 33 UNIVERSITIES.

Lord David Willetts, the Universities and Science Minister in the Coalition Government will take to the stage of the second Educate – North Conference on 21st April 2016 at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester – to spell out his fears, ambitions and concerns about the Higher Education sector in the North of England and across the UK.

Weeks ahead of the crucial European R...
We would like to thank The Telegraph for supporting Educate North Awards & conference for a second year.

Following a successful launch in 2015, it focuses on a growing sector which, some see, as critical to the economic and cultural health and future of not only the Northern economy but the UK generally.

Now into its second year, research conducted in association with the event, will pull together the statistics which will allow us, policy makers and the universities to fully consider the economic, soci...
The awards night with photos from Prolific North - 8/6/15 - please click here

Northern universities “critical to the success of the regional economy.”

The opening address of the inaugural Educate North Conference was delivered by one of the country’s leading academics, Professor Sir Cary...

Northern universities have warned they’ll lose millions of pounds of vital funding if Britain decides to pull out of Europe.

“This is one of the biggest threats facing universities in the coming years,” said Professor Colin Bai...

A leading Northern based businessman and Philanthropist has been named as a key sponsor for The Educate – North Conference and Awards on 3rd June 2015 at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester – he will join The Telegraph Media Group and supporters Barclays and UMIP (University of Manchester Intellectual Property) the commercial arm of the University.

Li Yongsheng, Li Yongsheng, the most senior Chinese Governmental Official based in Manchester, will address the Educate – North Conference which is taking place in association with The Telegraph Media Group on 3 June at The Hilton Hotel Manchester.

Mr Li became Consul General in October 2014 after a career which has seen diplomatic service in Rwanda, Mali and The European Union. He is the 10th Chinese Consul General to be based in Manchester.

He will address the Conference as delegates debate the futu...
Educate North are pleased to announce new support from The Liverpool and Sefton Chambers. 

The Educate – North Awards and Conference is a unique event held in association with the Telegraph Media Group and proudly supported by The Liv...



Barclays Bank will be a key Conference Sponsor for the inaugural Educate – North Conference and Awards which takes place on 3rd June 2015 at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester. Full details are on the official website www.educatethenorth.com

Barclays – one of the largest financial providers to the Higher and Further Education sector in the UK ...


The University of Manchester’s agent for Intellectual Property (IP) commercialisation, UMIP, has been named as a key partner in the forthcoming Educate – North Conference and Awards which is being staged for the first time in association with The Telegraph Media Group in June.

UMIP has overseen £275m of investment by third parties in over 30 spin-out companies created from University o...