The award recognises a teaching and learning strategy that is ‘distinctive and innovative, has enhanced both the student and staff experience, and reflects an institution’s core values’, according to the judging criteria.
The THE Leadership and Management Awards, known as the Thelmas, have for 10 years recognised the work of teams who have guided their university through challenging terrain and laid the foundations for future success. Universities are nominated for examples of innovation, teamwork and enterprise that stands out from the crowd.
Last year Aston was one of a handful of universities to be given a gold ranking in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It found that Aston students from all backgrounds achieve ‘consistently outstanding outcomes’, with very high proportions of students going into highly skilled employment or further study.
The gala ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London on Thursday 21 June.
Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, said: “To be shortlisted in such a hotly-contested category is a testament to the hard work of our staff and our determination to achieve an international reputation for delivering outstanding outcomes for our graduates.
We are proud that our distinctive approach to teaching has been recognised by respected figures in the sector.”
THE editor John Gill said: “The Thelmas are unique in shining a deserved spotlight on often unsung heroes from across the professional services and administration of our world-leading universities, and it’s an honour for Times Higher Education to organise an event celebrating their achievements.
“This year’s shortlist – once again featuring almost half of all UK institutions – shows that talent and dedication continue to abound, as well as a determination to find creative solutions to problems as and when they occur.”
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About Aston University
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive.
Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years and our students do extremely well in securing top jobs and careers. Our strong relationships with industry partners mean we understand the needs of employers, which is why we are also ranked in the top 20 for graduate employability.
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