2020 Winners


Business/Industry Collaboration – HE/FE Sector

Winner: University Centre Leeds – HE Science Team

Highly Commended: Tees Valley Logistics Academy – Education Training Collective


Business/Industry Collaboration – University Sector

University of Salford & Northern Care Alliance Partnership


Social Mobility Award – HE/FE Sector

Qube Learning


Social Mobility Award – University Sector

Sponsored by Smooth North West

University of Central Lancashire, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing – Foundation Entry Programme


Business Collaboration & Partnerships Award – HE/FE Sector

Newcastle College Energy Academy


Business Collaboration & Partnerships Award – University Sector

The University of Manchester & Tata Chemicals Europe – Eliminating iodine deficiency in the UK one meal at a time


Employer Engagement Award – HE/FE Sector

Winner: Backstage Academy

Highly Commended: The Manchester College – Employability and Partnerships Team & Employer Sponsored Programmes


Employer Engagement Award – University Sector

Sponsored by Smooth North East

Northumbria Students Union


External Relations Team of the Year

University of Salford, External Relations & Salford Untold


Innovation Award

Sponsored by Voiceworks

Leeds Beckett University, Carnegie School of Education & Story Makers Company


Student Experience Award – HE/FE Sector

Backstage Academy


Student Experience Award – University Sector

Sponsored by Communicorp

University of Salford, Salford Now & Quays News


International Partnership – HE/FE Sector

Winner: Grimsby Institute

Winner: South Shields Marine School


International Partnership – University Sector

University of Central Lancashire & Fernandez Foundation Hyderabad – International Midwifery Educator Programme


Community Engagement Award – Schools

Winner: Pocklington School Foundation

Highly Commended: Sedbergh School


Community Engagement Award – HE/FE Sector

Oldham Sixth Form College – Essential Life Skills Project


Community Engagement Award – University Sector

Sponsored by Heart Yorkshire

University of Cumbria – Institute of Health Nursing Team


Research Project of the Year

University of Chester – Eco-innovation Cheshire and Warrington


Research Team of the Year

Newcastle College University Centre Research Team


Teaching Excellence Award

Derek Fredricks, Acorn Academy part of the Calico Group


UK Leadership Award

Mike Kilbride, Birkenhead Sixth Form College


UK Apprenticeship Award

The Juice Academy


Business School of the Year

University of Bradford School of Management


Students’ Union of the Year

Newcastle University Students’ Union


Further Education College of the Year

Preston’s College


Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by The Masood Enterprise Centre at the University of Manchester

Winner: Adrian Brooks, Backstage Academy

Highly Commended: Dr John A Patterson, St. Vincent’s School for Sensory Impairment


University of the Year

Edgehill University


Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Dr John Cater, Vice Chancellor of Edge Hill University