LJMU has been shortlisted in six categories at the Educate North Awards 2016 to be held on Thursday 21st April in Manchester.
Educate North is an initiative that aims to celebrate the success and growth of the knowledge sector across the North of England. It was established to recognise the huge economic and social contribution that the HE and FE sectors add to the North.
The event will showcase best practice and the world-class status of many of the North’s leading HE institutions along with high level presentations and debate. The evening will also see the launch of the University Entrepreneurs Challenge 2016. Six companies, emerging from Northern universities or HE institutions, will go head to head in a special showcase which will demonstrate the range, diversity and ingenuity of firms and entrepreneurs coming from the institutions. They will face experienced and professional judges who will question their plans and strategy for growth and development. A substantial cash prize is at stake to invest in their business and the potential support of mentors.
LJMU Vice Chancellor Prof Nigel Weatherill will speak at the conference preceding the awards, the theme of which this year is Europe: the challenges facing the North and the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Dr Edward Harcourt, LJMU Pro Vice Chancellor (External Engagement), said: “To be shortlisted in one category is an achievement but to be recognised in six is an outstanding testament to the excellent work in teaching, research and knowledge transfer going on across the University. Irrespective of whether we emerge as winners on the night, I congratulate all colleagues who have played a part in gaining this recognition from Educate North Awards."
LJMU has been shortlisted in the following categories: Student Experience Award (LJMU World of Work Careers Centre) Commercial Engagement Award (The Football Exchange at LJMU and Prozone Sports Ltd) Employer Engagement Award (Employer Engagement Team at World of Work Careers Centre) Research Project of the Year (Centre for People and Performance – Skills for Care Research Project Clinical research team of LJMU investigating black bone disease. LJMU Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Jockey Health Research Group. The Virgo Consortium – the EAGLE Project.) Leadership Award (Dr Zoe Knowles - Public Engagement Lead, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at LJMU) University of the Year (LJMU)
The Educate North Awards initiative is delivered in association with The Daily Telegraph, Barclays, The Alliance Manchester Business School, UCLan, the University of Manchester Intellectual Property, Brinkley Services and the Bird Consultancy.