Three nominations for Leicester in Times Higher Awards 2011

Posted by pt91 at Sep 12, 2011 03:15 PM |
The shortlist for the most prestigious awards in the Higher Education sector has been announced and the University of Leicester has picked up a hat-trick of nominations

The nominees will have to make their way to a glitzy dinner at London’s Grovesnor House Hotel in November to find out whether they have won in their category. This year, the University of Leicester is competing for the following Times Higher Education awards:

Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology

A collaboration between our Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, the NHS and HealthSTATS International resulting in a revolutionary new device for measuring blood pressure received the nomination for this award, which recognises and promotes technological breakthroughs.

Research Project of the Year

This is awarded for innovative research that has the potential to catch the imagination of the public. The project that saw members of our Department of Geology studying the way fish decompose to gain a clearer picture of how our ancient fish-like ancestors would have looked caught the judges’ attention (though, thankfully, they didn’t catch a whiff of it).

Most Innovative Teacher of the Year

Through her work, Professor Nisha Dogra of the Greenwood Institute of Child Health has successfully tackled an acknowledged national problem; the apparent lack of appeal of psychiatry to student doctors. It is for this work that she has been nominated for this award, given to the academic whose imagination and passion have transformed a course and inspired students.

Congratulations to all those involved and we wish them the best of luck on awards night on 24 November.