Times Higher Education Awards
Leicester is the only university to have won six consecutive Times Higher Awards:
2012 - Outstanding Library Team
The University's David Wilson Library is an outstanding facility very popular with students. Its team picked up the award of Outstanding Library Team at the 2012 THE Awards. The judges were particularly impressed with the way the team overcame a “double challenge to respond to their student and staff needs in both physical and virtual environments…achieving a dramatic parallel improvement in the usage of both their physical collections and their web resources.”
2011 - Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology
Professor Bryan Williams from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences received this award for his team's development of a revolutionary new device for measuring blood pressure accurately without any invasive procedure.
We were also nominated for: Research Project of the Year (Department of Geology) and Most Innovative Teacher of the Year (Professor Nisha Dogra, Greenwood Institute of Child Health).
2010 - Outstanding Departmental Administration
Awarded to our School of Museum Studies, of whom the judges said "The University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies has become a world leader in the museum industry.”
We were also nominated for: Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year (Beyond Distance Research Alliance) and Outstanding Support for Students (Graduate internship scheme).
2009 - Outstanding Support for Students
Our Careers Service received this award in recognition of their Access to Employability programme.
2008 - University of the Year
This was the year that Leicester won the highest award in UK higher education. This was the year that the judges described Leicester as "elite without being elitist."
We were also nominated for Research Project of the Year (Departments of Geology and Biology).
2007 - Marketing Initiative of the Year
Our first THE Award was for a 'Lonely Hearts' style direct marketing campaign which boosted attendance at Open Days by 65 per cent. The judges called it "well planned, executed and evaluated but also clearly driven by a detailed understanding of the perceptions of the institution and of the benefits of studying at Leicester."
We were also nominated for Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year (Beyond Distance Media Alliance).