Times Higher Education Announces 2017 Shortlist


For the past nine years, Times Higher Education has reviewed the top higher education institutions in the UK for The Leadership & Management Awards (THELMAs). These awards shine a spotlight on the teams behind a university’s success. The awards’ goal is to showcase and celebrate the best examples of innovation, teamwork and enterprise at the various schools. They’re free to enter and open to anyone working in UK higher education.

For 2017, the THELMAs have released their shortlist of candidates for each of 17 categories. The categories cover everything from “Outstanding Digital Innovation of the Year” to “Outstanding Library Team” and “Workplace of the Year.” While the criteria vary per category, the judges look for excellent examples of best practice during the academic year.

This year, three London schools (with MBA programs) made it onto the list.

Imperial College London

Imperial College was shortlisted for Outstanding Student Services Team. This award recognizes the use of feedback and evaluations from staff, students and other sources to improve performance. It also reviews how the student services team has improved on standard practice to address new and emerging challenges and opportunities.

City University London

City University London was shortlisted for three awards:

  • Outstanding Strategic Planning Team: This award recognizes the exceptional performance of a team or individuals who has made a significant and demonstrable impact on strategic change across the university.
  • Alumni Engagement Award: This award is given to an institution that best demonstrates innovation, creativity, and success in encouraging alumni engagement and philanthropic giving.
  • Outstanding Leadership and Management Team: This award goes to the institution that shows the greatest breadth and depth of leadership and management skills.

University of Reading

The University of Reading was shortlisted for the DataPoints Merit Award. This category did not require submissions and was compiled after analysis of the data collected from universities across the UKas part of the World University Rankings.

Official winners will be announced on June 22 during a ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel in London. To see all nominees, visit the shortlist announcement.


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