“It’s fantastic to see such a positive response to our first awards in the postgraduate arena. The standard of entries was high across the board, reflecting the calibre of postgraduate education in the UK. I wish Staffordshire University the best of luck.”
Mike Hill, chief executive of Graduate Prospects
Two teaching teams from Staffordshire University have been shortlisted for a national award which recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in postgraduate education.
More than 150 students, universities and businesses from across the UK entered the Prospects Postgraduate Awards across eight categories, with the university’s MBA Business and Post doctorate Education teaching teams set to compete for the title of Best Teaching Team (Business & Social Sciences).
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 19 November 2013 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in Manchester.
Staffordshire University’s Head of the School of Education, Michelle Lowe, said: “I am delighted that the Professional Doctorate Team has been nominated by our students. This recognises the excellent relationship we have with our students, as partners in the learning process and the hard work of the dedicated teaching team in the School of Education, led by Dr Katy Vigurs."
Paul Williams, Staffordshire University’s Head of the School of Business, said: “The Business School’s MBA programme has a proud history and reputation and I am therefore excited and pleased for Fatimah Moran and her team that their focus on innovation and excellence has led to them being shortlisted for this award.
“We have always put students at the heart of what we do and their involvement, alongside key employers as co-producers of the curriculum, ensures that the Staffordshire MBA is particularly strong on developing enterprise and leadership skills, which together with an emphasis on autonomy and independence, attracts students from across the world.”
The Awards, run by the UK’s leading postgraduate education publisher Graduate Prospects, launched this year to celebrate best practices and the most exciting developments happening in UK postgraduate education.
The judges include representatives from Universities UK, AGCAS, NUS, UK Council for International Student Affairs, Higher Education Academy, Association of Graduate Recruiters, British Council, Higher Education Data and Information Improvement Programme, Million+, Thirtythree, Higher Education Academy and the UK Council for Graduate Education.
Mike Hill, chief executive of Graduate Prospects said: “It’s fantastic to see such a positive response to our first awards in the postgraduate arena. The standard of entries was high across the board, reflecting the calibre of postgraduate education in the UK. I wish Staffordshire University the best of luck.”
Date posted: November 1, 2013
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