The Times Higher Education Awards is the annual celebration of the UK university sector, and this year it was bigger than ever with 80 institutions making the shortlists across 23 categories.
Loughborough University pulled off a hat-trick of wins, topping the Outstanding Entrepreneurial University, Excellence in Registry Services and Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team categories.
The University of Nottingham won Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development and was runner up in Research Project of the Year: STEM and also in Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team categories.
The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by the comedian Julian Clary at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. They recognise UK universities and their staff for exceptional teaching, research, student support, entrepreneurship, collaborations and outreach.
John Gill, THE’s editor, said: “Our universities – every single one of them, in every corner of the UK – are packed with individuals and teams doing truly extraordinary things, things that transform lives and, in some cases, change our world.”
The shortlists for the awards were, he added, “full of fantastic examples” of this.