The 2019 Independent Higher Education Awards will be presented at our 2019 Annual Conference, celebrating innovation and best practice across the independent sector.
The 2019 Awards are as follows:
Advancing International Education
This award will recognise an independent higher education provider who has shown innovation and commitment to advancing international education.
Excellence in Student Collaboration
Partnership and collaboration amongst students and staff can enhance a students’ sense of belonging and support student retention and success.
Outstanding Industry Partnerships
Many independent higher education providers share strong partnerships with their industries, facilitating industry standards and providing life-long learning opportunities.
Breakthrough Course Innovation in Design or Delivery
Independent providers are known for doing things differently, providing an alternative to a more traditional degree course. To celebrate this diversity this award will recognise providers who transform the learning experience through innovative course design and delivery.
Leaders in Student Outreach
Students at Independent Higher Education universities and colleges come from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries. This diversity is often the result of unique, inclusive and innovative student outreach and recruitment programmes designed to meet the needs of learners who may otherwise feel precluded from taking a step into higher education in the UK.
To enter your institution please complete the IHE Awards Application Form. Nominations should not try to cover all criteria but instead focus on one specific criteria per award. Nominations should go into depth to explain how the project/initiative/partnership achieves this and evidence should be provided to back this up. Nominations should highlight which criteria they are addressing. Each member is entitled to submit unlimited entries, but only one in each category.
Entries should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17.00 on 21 October 2019.
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