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 becky.mellor@dontpanicprojects.com.

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Please see the following descriptions for more information on each category. For more information on how to enter, please click here.

 

Business/Industry Collaboration – HE/FE Sector

An award recognising the higher and/or further education institutions that are collaborating to achieve better outcomes e.g. students, the community, the economy, the environment or the institutions themselves within the North of the United Kingdom.
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Business/Industry Collaboration – University Sector

An award recognising the university institutions that are collaborating to achieve better outcomes e.g. students, the community, the economy, the environment or the institutions themselves within the North of the United Kingdom.
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Social Mobility Award - HE/FE Sector

This award is to recognise the established institutions that are supporting the education and / or employment prospects of their students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. This could be aimed at supporting the outcomes of school pupils, students in further or higher education and mature learners. The judges are especially interested in entrants that can demonstrate evidence of impact within the North of United Kingdom.
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Social Mobility Award – University Sector

This award is to recognise the established institutions that are supporting the education and / or employment prospects of their students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. This could be aimed at supporting the outcomes of students in university education and mature learners. The judges are especially interested in entrants that can demonstrate evidence of impact within the North of United Kingdom.
Entries are now closed

Business Collaboration & Partnerships Award – HE/FE Sector

An award to recognise an exceptional institution or academic team engaging with one or more businesses for commercial success, e.g. through knowledge transfer, commercial consultancy services, development of patents, collaborative use of facilities in the North of the United Kingdom.
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Business Collaboration & Partnerships Award – University Sector

An award to recognise an exceptional institution or academic team engaging with one or more businesses for commercial success, e.g. through knowledge transfer, commercial consultancy services, development of patents, collaborative use of facilities in the North of the United Kingdom.
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Employer Engagement Award – HE/FE Sector

An award that recognises a higher or further education institution or team that can demonstrate excellence in engaging with their employers and creating suitable learning interventions that meet business’s workforce development needs and forges links between students and potential employers in the North of the United Kingdom.
Entries are now closed

Employer Engagement Award – University Sector

An award that recognises a university institution or team that can demonstrate excellence in engaging with their employers and creating suitable learning interventions that meet business’s workforce development needs and forges links between students and potential employers in the North of the United Kingdom.
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External Relations Team of the Year

An award to celebrate an external relations team that can demonstrate a programme (excluding business and employer engagement, which are covered in other awards) delivered by a remarkable higher or further education institution, that has achieved demonstrable impact on success. Nominations could cover a specific area (e.g. student recruitment, alumni relations, marketing, fundraising, community engagement) or multiple areas within the same institution in the North of the United Kingdom.
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Innovation Award

An award to recognise a further or higher education institution (or a specific team) that is demonstrating innovation in the sector. Judges will be looking for examples of original and creative initiatives which have enhanced the performance and/or reputation of the institution, and contributed to the economy within the United Kingdom.
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Student Experience Award – HE/FE Sector

An award to recognise a further or higher education institution or team who put students at the heart of their institution and exceeds expectations, delivering outstanding value and experience to students. This award will cover a specific area (e.g. careers services, accommodation, disability support, sports) or multiple areas within the same institution within the North of the United Kingdom.
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Student Experience Award – University Sector

An award to recognise a university institution or team who put students at the heart of their institution and exceeds expectations, delivering outstanding value and experience to students. This award will cover a specific area (e.g. careers services, accommodation, disability support, sports) or multiple areas within the same institution within the North of the United Kingdom.
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International Partnership – HE/FE Sector

A higher or further education institution that has developed the best strategic international partnership and collaboration overseas to benefit industry and research across the United Kingdom.
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International Partnership – University Sector

A university institution that has developed the best strategic international partnership and collaboration overseas to benefit industry and research across the United Kingdom.
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Community Engagement Award – HE/FE Sector

This award is to recognise the higher and/or further education institutions that are leading the way in playing an integral role in the development of their individual's by understanding the important of community engagement and trends in society. Judges are seeking nominations that demonstrate performance in all areas of community engagement including, economic and social impact data, levels of student engagement, the sustainability of their programmes and the level of community support.
Entries are now closed

Community Engagement Award – University Sector

This award is to recognise university institutions that are leading the way in playing an integral role in the development of their individual's by understanding the important of community engagement and trends in society. Judges are seeking nominations that demonstrate performance in all areas of community engagement including, economic and social impact data, levels of student engagement, the sustainability of their programmes and the level of community support.
Entries are now closed

Community Engagement Award – Schools

This award is to recognise schools that are leading the way in playing an integral role in the development of their individual's by understanding the important of community engagement and trends in society. Judges are seeking nominations that demonstrate performance in all areas of community engagement including, economic and social impact data, levels of student engagement, the sustainability of their programmes and the level of community support.
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Research Project of the Year

An award recognising an exceptional research project within a higher or further education institution, which has had a significant impact in its field within the North of the United Kingdom.
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Research Team of the Year

An award celebrating a unique team within a higher or further education institution that can demonstrate an outstanding and sustained impact in their field, in the North of the United Kingdom.
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Teaching Excellence Award

This award is to celebrate teaching excellence within a higher or further education institution or university, who can demonstrate sustained impact in their research field and / or with students in the North of England. This award can be self or third party nominated.
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UK Leadership Award

An award to celebrate a member of staff within a higher or further education institution, across the United Kingdom, that can demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities as well as an inspirational and innovative approach. The candidate could be from the academic community or a manager within an institution. This award can be self or third party nominated.
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UK Apprenticeship Award

The UK Apprenticeship award for the organisation that has done the most extraordinary work to promote apprenticeships across the United Kingdom.
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Students' Union of the Year

This award is to celebrate an outstanding Students’ Union as part of a higher or further education institution. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation, engagement, support and an exceptional student experience within the North of the United Kingdom.
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Business School of the Year

An award to recognise the leading Business School; Judges will be looking for nominations that can demonstrate an outstanding performance in the areas of business finance, teaching, research, student experience, innovation and economic impact within the North of United Kingdom.
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Further Education College of the Year

An award to honour the leading further education institution within the North of United Kingdom. Judges are seeking nominations that can demonstrate outstanding performance in the areas of teaching, student experience, innovation and economic impact.
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Entrepreneur of the Year

Businesses need dynamic entrepreneurs and the education sector has a high percentage. Some have high profiles but other prefer to work tirelessly behind the scenes away from the public eye. The judges want to recognise the entrepreneurs with the x-factor. They could be an unsung hero of a team, a founder, CEO or CTO, or someone who takes more of a supporting role.
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University of the Year

This award is to commend the leading higher education institution across the North of the United Kingdom. Judges are seeking nominations that demonstrate performance across a wide range of in the areas, including teaching, research, student experience, internationalisation, innovation and economic impact. We encourage submissions from all types and age of higher education institution.
Entries are now closed