After careful consideration with all parties involved in the organising of the Educate North Awards 2020, we have taken the decision to postpone this event to Wednesday 3rd March 2021. The awards will now be taking place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester and any investment made will be transferred to the new date. It is vital we protect our teams and all guests at this time and we place no further burden on the brilliant NHS and other services. We know you will all understand and support this decision. We are in the process of informing all participants via email of this change. If you have any questions, please get in touch with please get in touch with Becky Mellor via email at

2016 Winners

Further Education College / Sixth Form of the Year

Winstanley College


Business School of the Year

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School


Students’ Union of the Year

Newcastle University Students’ Union


Research Team of the Year

University of Hull – Endo180 Cancer Team


Research Project of the Year

Winner – The Virgo Consortium – The EAGLE Project

Highly Commended – Liverpool John Moores University – Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Jockey Health Research Group


Leadership Award

University Winner – Canon Professor Timothy J. Wheeler, DL

Further Education Winner – Julian Appleyard


Innovation Award

University of Chester – Thornton Science Park


Student Experience Award

Further Education Winner – Newcastle College – Learning Support Service

University Winner – University of Chester – Young Carers Support Scheme


Employer Engagement Award

Further Education Winner – Nelson and Colne College – Catering Department

University Winner – Newcastle University Business School

Environmental Sustainability Award

University of Chester – Sustainability Unit/ Carbon and Energy Innovation Lab


Commercial Engagement Award

Winner – The Football Exchange at Liverpool John Moores University and Prozone Sports Ltd

Highly Commended – The University of Hull


Access Award

Winner – University of Cumbria – Young Care Leavers into Higher Education Initiative

Highly Commended – Newcastle University Students’ Union – NUSU Participation Bursaries


External Relations Programme of the Year

Winner – The University of Manchester – policy@manchester

Highly Commended – Winstanley College


University of the Year

Newcastle University