Ahead of the evening awards and afternoon conference on Thursday 21 April, we are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Educate North Awards 2016 jump straight to the shortlist here 2 . 1 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. The award winners will be announced at a spectacular dinner on the evening of Thursday 21 April at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester, preceded by a conference in the afternoon, which 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 and the launch of the University Entrepreneurs Challenge 2016. Our outstanding panel of judges met and went through the dozens of entries last week.
Educate North The conference Greg Dyke The theme of the conference this year is Europe: the challenges facing the North and the next generation of entrepreneurs. We are fortunate to have secured a number of outstanding national and international speakers including: Greg Dyke (by video) Broadcaster and Businessman, Chairman of the Football Association and until last summer, the Chancellor of York University for 11 years Rt Hon Lord Willetts David Willetts was Minister for Universities and Science from 2010-2014 and before that was a shadow Conservative Minister. He is a visiting Professor of King s College London Julie Mercer, Global Industry Leader, Education, Deloitte Josie Gurney Read, Editor, Education-Online, Telegraph Media Group and from academia: Professor Tim Wheeler, Vice Chancellor, University of Chester Professor Nigel Weatherill, Vice Chancellor, Liverpool John Moores University After the conference, we will be launching the UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURS CHALLENGE 2016 3 supported by UCLan and other partners.
Six companies, spun out of 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 emerging from our institutions. They will face experienced and professional judges who will question their plans and strategy for growth and development. At stake is a substantial cash prize to invest in their business and the potential support of mentors.
Full details about the afternoon conference can be found here. 4 Educate North Awards 2016 Educate North 5 aims to celebrate the success and growth of the knowledge sector across the North of England and it is extremely encouraging that in the face of several well-established national awards, even more leading institutions chose to engage in this second year of this uniquely Northern initiative. Educate North is once again being staged in association with The Daily Telegraph and our partners Barclays, the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP) and two new partners this year in the shape of Brinkley Services and the Bird Consultancy. Information on the inaugural 2015 Award winners can be found here. 6 For further information about the Awards evening and the conference or to book tickets, please contact Georgina Jones at Don t Panic Projects on 01706 828855 or by emailing her at email@example.com . 7 The shortlist Student Experience Award Barnsley College Enterprise at Barnsley College and University Campus Barnsley Liverpool John Moores University World of Work Careers Centre at LJMU Nelson and Colne College Pre-Professional Programme Newcastle College Learning Support Service Newcastle University Stu Brew The University of Hull Brynmor Jones Library Redevelopment University of Chester Young Carers support scheme University of Chester CHANGES Intervention Winstanley College Get more than just a qualification at Winstanley College Access Award Newcastle University Newcastle University Student Wellbeing Service Specialist Learning Team Newcastle University Students Union NUSU Participation Bursaries University of Central Lancashire The UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre at the University of Central Lancashire University of Cumbria Young Care Leavers into Higher Education Initiative Commercial Engagement Award Liverpool John Moores University The Football Exchange at Liverpool John Moores University and Prozone Sports Ltd The University of Hull The University of Hull SEED at the University of Hull Employer Engagement Award Liverpool John Moores University World of Work Careers Centre, Employer Engagement Team Nelson and Colne College Catering Department Newcastle University Business School South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd The Crewe and Macclesfield Pledges Tameside College University of Cumbria Enterprise & Business Development (EBD) Service University of Liverpool Careers & Employability Service Employer Engagement Team Research Team of the Year Newcastle University University of Hull Endo180 Cancer Team Environmental Sustainability Award There will be no shortlist announced for this category, the winner will be announced on the evening.
Student Union of the Year Newcastle University Students Union University of Cumbria Students Union (UCSU) University of Manchester Students Union Business School of the Year Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Newcastle University Business School Research Project of the Year Centre for People and Performance Skills for Care Research Project Clinical research team of LJMU investigating black bone disease Liverpool John Moores University Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Jockey Health Research Group The Virgo Consortium The EAGLE Project Innovation Award The University of Hull University of Chester Thornton Science Park External Relations Programme of the Year Salford City College The University of Manchester [email protected] University of Central Lancashire Winstanley College Further Education College / Sixth Form of the Year Tameside College Winstanley College Leadership Award Canon Professor Timothy J.
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