View guides

Loughborough University Nominated for Five National Awards

Posted by Richard Ward in

Image courtesy of Flickr, Creative Commons

Loughborough University has been placed on the shortlist for five Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

Known as the THELMAs, the awards celebrate the higher education sector's leadership, management, financial and business skills, and showcase extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial acumen.

The first nomination in Outstanding Leadership and Management, recognises the work of the senior leadership team and their strong and collaborative approach to deliver the ambitious Building Excellence Strategy.

The shortlisting in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team category acknowledges the dedication of Marketing and Advancement, including the successful campaigns such as the student Good Luck Cards and the stem cell register recruitment-drive Spit Happens.

The nomination for Workplace of the Year highlights the University's efforts to place people at its heart, with investing in staff as a core objective.

Elsewhere, Loughborough's Student Services has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Student Services Team category for its work to combat sexual violence and increase understanding of consent.

Lastly, the University has been nominated for the Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year category for its Exercise Guidelines for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury project, which produced international spinal cord specific exercise guidelines.

Commenting on the nominations, Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said: "I am delighted that Loughborough University has been shortlisted for no less than five THELMAs. This reflects the extraordinary hard work and outstanding commitment of my colleagues across both Loughborough campuses. Most importantly, the nominations acknowledge the way in which different parts of the University work loosely together to realise our high level of ambition."