2018 Shortlist

Business / Industry Collaboration

Backstage Academy goes on tour

Learning Curve Group

SharpFutures & Manchester Metropolitan University

SharpFutures & The Manchester College

University of Bradford – Bradford Literature Festival

University of Chester Work-Based Learning

University of Hull

Wigan & Leigh College and Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust – Grow your own nursing and clinical care staff initiative


Social Mobility Award

Lancashire Adult Learning

Leeds Beckett University – Junior Leadership Scheme

Newcastle University



Employer Engagement Award

Backstage Academy goes on tour

Liverpool Hope Business School

Manchester Metropolitan Business School

Maxim Business Training

University of Chester collaboration with Royal Caribbean International

University of Chester and Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust Partnership


Environmental Industry Award

Bradford50@50 – University of Bradford

University of Chester – Greening the libraries

University of Chester – Hospitality and Residential Services


External Relations Team of the Year

Newcastle University – Undergraduate Student Recruitment Team

Oldham Sixth Form College Marketing and School Partnership Team – A Partnership for Progression

Policy@Manchester – The University of Manchester

University of Chester – STEM outreach activities


Innovation Award


Nelson and Colne College – Ambitions Programme

The University of Central Lancashire Interdisciplinary retail and architecture project team

The University of Central Lancashire – Midwifery

University of Central Lancashire – Communications and Engagement  In The City

University of Central Lancashire – Technology Enabled Learning Team Academic Agility – People Places and Practice

University of Chester Games Development

Virtual Experience University of Bradford


Student Experience Award

Barnsley College – Enterprise

Birkenhead Sixth Form College Student Development Team

Newcastle College Sensory Team

Newcastle University Careers Service

Oldham Sixth Form College Sport Department – A Real Sporting Future

The Leadership Hub within the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, The Outdoor Team within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and The Careers Team from the University of Central Lancashire

University of Chester – Active Wellbeing programme

University of Hull – Transforming our student experience for the next generation of health professionals


Research Project of the Year

Macclesfield College

University of Chester – Social and economic conditions contributing to homelessness in Cheshire


International Partnership

El Universo del ingles  (The Universe of English)

UCLan and the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine From Devastation to Preston

University of Chester Pilot intermediary scheme in New South Wales Australia


International Transnational Education

The judges decided not to realise a shortlist for this category, the winner will be announced on the night.


UK Leadership Award

Professor Mike Thomas, The University of Central Lancashire

Matthew Webber, Leeds Trinity University


UK Apprenticeship Award

Learning Curve Group

Macclesfield College Apprenticeship Team

Manchester Metropolitan University

The Juice Academy


Students’ Union of the Year

Huddersfield Students' Union

Leeds Trinity Students' Union

Liverpool Hope Students' Union

Newcastle University Students' Union

University of Chester Students' Union


Business School of the Year

Liverpool Hope Business School

University of Chester Business School


Further Education College of the Year

Macclesfield College

Wigan & Leigh College


Sixth Form of the Year

Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Sherburn High School Sixth Form


University of the Year

Supported by Dr. John Kennedy CBE, Patron of The Educate North Awards

Keele University

Liverpool Hope University

Newcastle University

University of Chester