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 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.  Chester was also one of only five institutions to be shortlisted in the University of the Year category.

One of the University’s graduates was also successful. Alumnus Dean Paton won the University Entrepreneur Award, with his Chester-based company Big Heritage, an award winning heritage social enterprise engaging museums, schools and communities with the past.

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