University of the Year 

 
Lancaster University
Liverpool John Moores University
Newcastle University
The University of Sheffield
University of Chester
 
 

Further Education College / Sixth Form of the Year 

 
Tameside College
Winstanley College
 
 

Business School of the Year 

 
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
Newcastle University Business School
 
 
 

Students' Union of the Year 

 
Newcastle University Students' Union
University of Cumbria Students' Union  (UCSU)
University of Manchester Students' Union
 
 
 

Research Team of the Year 

 
Newcastle University
University of Hull -  Endo180 Cancer Team
 
 
 

Research Project of the Year 

 
Centre for People and Performance - Recruitment, retention and care quality in domiciliary care
Clinical research team of LJMU investigating black bone disease
Liverpool John Moores University - Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Jockey Health Research Group
The Virgo Consortium - The EAGLE Project
 
 
 

Leadership Award 

 
Canon Professor Timothy J. Wheeler DL
Dr Zoe Knowles - Public Engagement Lead, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University
Julian Appleyard
Lynn Bewley MCIPR (AP)
Professor Mike Thomas
 
 

Innovation Award 

 
The University of Hull
University of Chester – Thornton Science Park
 
 

Student Experience Award 

 
Barnsley College - Enterprise at Barnsley College and University Campus Barnsley
Liverpool John Moores University - World of Work Careers Centre at LJMU
Nelson and Colne College - Pre-Professional Programme
Newcastle College - Learning Support Service
Newcastle University – Stu Brew
The University of Hull -  Brynmor Jones Library Redevelopment
University of Chester - Young Carers support scheme
University of Chester – CHANGES Intervention
Winstanley College - Get more than just a qualification at Winstanley College
 
 
 

Employer Engagement Award 

 
Liverpool John Moores University - World of Work Careers Centre, Employer Engagement Team
Nelson and Colne College – Catering Department
Newcastle University Business School
South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd - The Crewe and Macclesfield Pledges
Tameside College 
University of Cumbria -  Enterprise & Business Development (EBD) Service
University of Liverpool Careers & Employability Service Employer Engagement Team
 
 
 

Environmental Sustainability Award 

 
There will be no shortlist announced for this category, the winner will be announced on the evening. 
 
 

Commercial Engagement Award 

 
Liverpool John Moores University - The Football Exchange at Liverpool John Moores University and Prozone Sports Ltd
The University of Hull 
The University of Hull – SEED at the University of Hull
 
 

Access Award 

 
Newcastle University - Newcastle University Student Wellbeing Service Specialist Learning Team
Newcastle University Students' Union - NUSU Participation Bursaries
University of Central Lancashire - The UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre at the University of Central Lancashire
University of Cumbria – Young Care Leavers into Higher Education Initiative
 
 
 

External Relations Programme of the Year 

 
Salford City College
The University of Manchester – policy@manchester
University of Central Lancashire
Winstanley College
 
10 FEB 2017
Entry Deadline
10 MAR 2017
University Entrepreneurs Challenge Deadline
2 MAR 2017
Judging Session
6 MAR 2017
Shortlists Announced
27 APR 2017
Conference & Award Ceremony