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 30th September . The awards will still be taking place at the Hilton, Deansgate 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 Becky Mellor via email at

2019 Winners

University Entrepreneurs Grant Winner:

Dave Clayton, Wot wud u do?


Business/Industry Collaboration – HE/FE Sector

Backstage Academy


Business/Industry Collaboration – University Sector

University of Central Lancashire & St. Catherine’s Hospice Collaboration – Developing Futures


Social Mobility Award – HE/FE Sector

Birkenhead Sixth Form College – An Engine of Social Mobility


Social Mobility Award – University Sector

University of Chester – STEM Green-Power Car Challenge


Business Collaboration & Partnerships Award

HE/FE Sector Winner:

Newcastle College


University Sector Winner:

Chester Business School, Centre for Work Related Studies – Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

Employer Engagement Award – HE/FE Sector

Sponsored by Smooth Radio

National Employer Training – a department of Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education


Employer Engagement Award – University Sector

Sponsored by Smooth Radio

Newcastle University – Professional Placements in Psychology


External Relations Team of the Year

University of Chester – Westminster Centre for Research and Innovation in Veterans’ Wellbeing


Innovation Award

Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education – Estuary Student TV Curriculum Model


Student Experience Award – HE/FE Sector

Sponsored by Communicorp UK

Lancaster and Morecambe College – Tackling Inactivity Project


Student Experience Award – University Sector

Sponsored by Communicorp UK

Winner: Teesside University – Future Facing Learning: Empowering Digital Learning at Teesside University

Highly commended: University of Bradford School of Management


International Partnership Award

HE/FE Sector Winner:

Tyne Coast College – South Shields Marine School


University Sector Winner:

University of Chester China Centre – Business Research Institute


Research Project of the Year

University of Central Lancashire – Stories2Connect Research Project


Research Team of the Year

Liverpool John Moore’s University – Face Lab


Teaching Excellence Award

Sponsored by Huawei

Winner: Professor Howard Williams, Professor of Archaeology, University of Chester

Highly commended: Dr Glenn Adam Hurst, University of York


UK Leadership Award

Sponsored by Smooth Radio

Winner: Angela Williams OBE, Huddersfield New College

Highly commended: Emma Forrest-Leigh, Grimsby Institute


UK Apprenticeship Award

Sponsored by Huawei

The Juice Academy


Students’ Union of the Year

Sponsored by Heart Radio

Newcastle University Students’ Union


Further Education College of the Year

Sponsored by Protocol

Nelson and Colne College


University of the Year

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

Newcastle University


Lifetime Achievement Award

Canon Professor Tim Wheeler

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