Nigh view of Edge Hill University's Catalyst building

Catalyst Building

Edge Hill University has been shortlisted in two categories in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) awards.

The institution has been recognised in the Outstanding Library Team and Outstanding Estates Strategy categories in what is widely recognised as the Oscars of the higher education sector.


Inside catalyst building at Edge Hill

Inside the library – part of the Catalyst building

Staff at Edge Hill’s library were recognised for excellence in customer service, particularly the re-shaping of frontline student support following the opening of the new £27m Catalyst building which houses the library, careers and student services.

The team have worked hard to build a new, more personal approach to library services within Catalyst, placing each student’s needs and personal preferences at the heart of every decision.

It was the Facilities Management team’s customer-focused culture and its positive contribution to the University‘s core business of attracting, recruiting and retaining students which shone through for the Times Higher Education judging panel in the second shortlisting.

view of campus at Edge Hill including creative Edge

Eastern campus, Edge Hill University

Their ambition was to provide a more sustainable living and working environment which is also high quality and cost effective, from creating energy-efficient buildings to reducing construction costs through innovative heating, lighting and waste water disposal.

Catalyst was again highlighted as testament to the University’s vision to create a visually-inspiring and sustainable environment for everyone on campus.

Steve Igoe, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Edge Hill University, said: “We are delighted that Edge Hill has been shortlisted in not just one but two of this year’s Times Higher Education awards categories.

“Here at the University we are very proud of the hard work carried out by our staff and of our stunning campus which boasts innovative architecture and outstanding facilities.

“Students are at the heart of what we do so to hear that we’ve been shortlisted because of our commitment to exceptional services and creating the best facilities for our students to learn in feels well deserved.”

The THE awards attract hundreds of entries from UK higher education institutes which demonstrate the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of university life.

The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 28 November.