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, social and cultural impact of this sector and its contribution to the UK. The event will allow us to examine the threats and risks facing the sector, open a debate on the future of the sector and its value and place in our society, as well as celebrate the Further and Higher Education institutions throughout the North across 19 categories.

The event will take place on 21 April 2016 at The Hilton Manchester Deansgate, and is being staged by Carm Productions working in partnership with Prolific North and Don’t Panic Event Management.