An image of the Main Buildling lit up in the University colours of purple, green and gold.

Edge Hill has been shortlisted for the coveted title of University of the Year in this year’s Educate North Awards, which celebrates the finest work in higher and further education.

The University is one of only two institutions that has been put forward for the accolade and it will be announced on April 23rd which one will take home the prize, when some of the leading figures in the region’s educational sector come together to celebrate.

Edge Hill University’s rapid growth and development is a Northern success story in itself; a success story that will continue to develop and grow.

Being shortlisted is in recognition of the exceptional progress the University has made in the past 12 months in achieving its ambitions of investing, innovating and genuinely putting students at the heart of everything it does.

Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Cater, said: “Many universities say they put students first. Edge Hill University really means it – and puts this ethos into action.  Bold, innovative and high-impact initiatives such as our Student Journey Project and Student Opportunity Fund are totally committed to the quality of the student experience, and student and graduate employability.

“The physical development of our campus is driven by student needs as we strive to create the best possible environment for learning and living.  And we go further, ensuring where possible that research projects, public engagement and knowledge exchange work advantages students too.

“That focus on students benefits everyone – the students themselves, the employers who recruit capable and confident graduates, and the people whose lives are enriched with our alumni within a wide range of fields – education, health and social care, business, the professions and creative industries. And with 82% of our 91,000 alumni living and working in the North, this is a significant Northern success story.”

On the night, the awards’ guest of honour will be Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, who will reveal the winners at Manchester’s Hilton Deansgate.