Edge Hill named University of the Year

Edge Hill University has been named University of the Year in the 10th annual Times Higher Education (THE) awards.

The university picked up the coveted accolade on 27th November at the London awards evening, which was attended by over 1,000 staff from universities and colleges across the UK.

The judges were impressed with how Edge Hill has steadily built its reputation with strong performances and year-on-year improvement since it gained university status in 2006.

Dr John Cater, vice-chancellor of Edge Hill University said: “I’m delighted and extremely proud that Edge Hill has won University of the Year. The University is stronger than ever before and I’m honoured to have been involved in its consistent growth and improvement during my tenure as Vice-Chancellor. It is a privilege to work alongside all those who strive to fulfil Edge Hill University’s commitment to changing lives – our staff, our students, our alumni, our Students’ Union, our partners and our friends and it is rewarding to see this enterprising spirit recognised. I have no doubt that the University will enjoy continued success in the future.”

Hundreds of nominations were submitted across 18 categories, covering a full range of university activity. The awards highlighted the passion, pioneering spirit and quality of the Higher Education sector.

Other awards on the evening went to the University of Manchester for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community; University of Salford for its Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology and the University of Sheffield, who picked up three prestigious awards: Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers, Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year and lastly the Outstanding International Student Strategy.

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