University of Leicester shortlisted for three national awards

Posted by fi17 at Apr 19, 2012 04:07 PM |
University is shortlisted for eighth year in a row for Times Higher awards

The University of Leicester has been shortlisted for three national awards for the quality of its services and interaction with business and industry.

The University has been nominated for this year's Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards, popularly known as the THELMAs, in three categories.

The University's  Library staff are nominated in the 'Outstanding Library Team' category, the Finance Office is shortlisted for 'Outstanding Finance Team' and G-STEP, the University's  Earth Observation Science project, is shortlisted for 'Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year'.

Richard Taylor, Director of Corporate Affairs,  said: "The University of Leicester has won at least one award from Times Higher every year for the past five years - more than any other university - we hope we can make it six in a row.  It is a testament to the quality of our teaching, research, business engagement and administrative support that we have consistently been selected for awards from among Britain's universities."

G-STEP is the University of Leicester’s ground-breaking and unique knowledge exchange hub which draws on our expertise in Earth Observation Science.  By combining data from satellite, aerial and ground-based resources, Earth Observation Science provides rich, detailed information about the world. G-STEP helps East Midlands businesses exploit this valuable information resource to make themselves more competitive and innovative.

Prof. Paul Monks, Director of G-STEP, said "I am thrilled that G-STEP has been shortlisted for the THELMA's recognition.  G-STEP has made a real difference to companies."

The Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards are designed to celebrate the sector's leadership, management, financial and business skills. They showcase the extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial acumen of UK higher education institutions The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 21 June.



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