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Edge Hill University staff at Educate North Awards 2023 holding a winning award.

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Edge Hill University wins three Educate North Awards

April 28, 2023

Edge Hill University was the most decorated institution at this year’s prestigious Educate North Awards, claiming three awards and a high commendation.

The awards celebrate best practice and excellence in the education sector in the north. 

Eight of Edge Hill’s teams and projects were shortlisted, and on the night the University walked away with award wins for widening participation, community engagement, external relations, and a highly commended accolade for student experience.

A picture of Pro Vice-Chancellor Mark Allanson.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Mark Allanson said: “These awards reflect the strength the University has across different areas. A tremendous amount of work has gone into all the projects that were shortlisted, so it’s fantastic to come away with wins in some very competitive fields. We’re very proud that the judges recognised Edge Hill’s drive to widen access for students  to higher education, boost the skills of local businesses and the work of our excellent marketing team.”

Edge Hill University won:

  • The Social Mobility Award for the Widening Access and Participation Team’s Student Advisory Panels, which allow students to play a full role in guiding University events, policy and projects while also boosting diversity and inclusion. 
  • The Community Engagement Award for the SME Productivity & Innovation Centre’s Leading Lancashire Programme which has helped over 900 employees from 340 SMEs, 500 of which were female leaders, to develop high-quality management and leadership skills over a three year period.
  • External Relations Team of the Year went to the Student Recruitment & Marketing team for their work on the new Edge Hill website, a refreshed brand, a very effective undergraduate recruitment campaign and new course information across the portfolio.
  • Highly commended in the Student Experience Award category for Edge Hill’s Moving In Experience run by the Facilities Management department, who work hard to make Welcome Weekend as easy, seamless and supportive as possible.

These wins follow on from Edge Hill winning the Educate North University of the Year Award 2021/22 and two awards for mental health and wellbeing and business collaboration in 2022/23.

The Educate North Awards are judged by a panel of leading industry professionals and experts. The full list of winners can be found on the Educate North website.

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April 28, 2023


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