2016 Shortlist

University of the Year 

Lancaster University
Liverpool John Moores University
Newcastle University
The University of Sheffield
University of Chester

Further Education College / Sixth Form of the Year 

Tameside College
Winstanley College

Business School of the Year 

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
Newcastle University Business School

Students' Union of the Year 

Newcastle University Students' Union
University of Cumbria Students' Union  (UCSU)
University of Manchester Students' Union

Research Team of the Year 

Newcastle University
University of Hull –  Endo180 Cancer Team

Research Project of the Year 

Centre for People and Performance – Recruitment, retention and care quality in domiciliary care
Clinical research team of LJMU investigating black bone disease
Liverpool John Moores University – Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Jockey Health Research Group
The Virgo Consortium – The EAGLE Project

Leadership Award 

Canon Professor Timothy J. Wheeler DL
Dr Zoe Knowles – Public Engagement Lead, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University
Julian Appleyard
Lynn Bewley MCIPR (AP)
Professor Mike Thomas

Innovation Award 

The University of Hull
University of Chester – Thornton Science Park

Student Experience Award 

Barnsley College – Enterprise at Barnsley College and University Campus Barnsley
Liverpool John Moores University – World of Work Careers Centre at LJMU
Nelson and Colne College – Pre-Professional Programme
Newcastle College – Learning Support Service
Newcastle University – Stu Brew
The University of Hull –  Brynmor Jones Library Redevelopment
University of Chester – Young Carers support scheme
University of Chester – CHANGES Intervention
Winstanley College – Get more than just a qualification at Winstanley College

Employer Engagement Award 

Liverpool John Moores University – World of Work Careers Centre, Employer Engagement Team
Nelson and Colne College – Catering Department
Newcastle University Business School
South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd – The Crewe and Macclesfield Pledges
Tameside College 
University of Cumbria –  Enterprise & Business Development (EBD) Service
University of Liverpool Careers & Employability Service Employer Engagement Team

Environmental Sustainability Award 

There will be no shortlist announced for this category, the winner will be announced on the evening. 

Commercial Engagement Award 

Liverpool John Moores University – The Football Exchange at Liverpool John Moores University and Prozone Sports Ltd
The University of Hull 
The University of Hull – SEED at the University of Hull

Access Award 

Newcastle University – Newcastle University Student Wellbeing Service Specialist Learning Team
Newcastle University Students' Union – NUSU Participation Bursaries
University of Central Lancashire – The UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre at the University of Central Lancashire
University of Cumbria – Young Care Leavers into Higher Education Initiative

External Relations Programme of the Year 

Salford City College
The University of Manchester – policy@manchester
University of Central Lancashire
Winstanley College