Loughborough shortlisted for four Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards

Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards – including Workplace of the Year for Loughborough University London.

Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four awards in total: the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team, Outstanding Estates Strategy, Workplace of the Year (for Loughborough University London) and DataPoints Merit Awards categories.

The awards, known as the THELMAs, celebrate the higher education sector’s leadership, management, financial and business skills, and showcase the extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial acumen of higher education institutions.
 
The nomination for Workplace of the Year relates solely to Loughborough University London, which since its inception two years ago,  focuses on creating an environment to attract, develop and retain the highest-performing, committed and engaged workforce. 
 
Loughborough’s nomination in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team category is for the #LboroFamily Golden Ticket campaign, which engaged new Loughborough students on A-level results day, generating a multitude of shareable digital content.
 
The shortlisting in the Outstanding Estates Strategy category recognises an initiative to improve the processes involved in managing the University’s facilities. The changes implemented as a result have reduced administration and job completion times.
 
The University has also been shortlisted for the DataPoints Merit Award, which is compiled by the Times Higher Education after analysis of the data collected from universities across the UK as part of the magazine’s World University Rankings.
 
Richard Taylor, Chief Operating Officer at Loughborough University, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards, which recognise the breadth of outstanding activity that takes place on campus and the work of my colleagues.”
 
The THELMAs ceremony will take place on 22nd June at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, with more than 1,000 guests expected to be in attendance, including politicians and senior sector figures, as well as academic and university staff from around the UK.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.