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University shortlisted in national award

The University of Gloucestershire has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Outstanding Student Services Team category of the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards 2015 (THELMAs) for the second year running.

The shortlist was revealed this morning (April 16) on the Times Higher Education website. Now in its seventh year, the awards showcase the efforts of a wide range of teams who make realities of strategic ambitions and deliver what staff and students need.

The winners will be announced during the gala awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London, on June 18.

The panel of judges looked for outstanding examples of leadership and management during the 2013-2014 academic year. The University has been shortlisted as one of six universities in the Outstanding Student Services Team category along with Bucks New University, De Montfort University, Imperial College London, Northumbria University and the University of Strathclyde.

The prestigious panel includes Maja Maricevic, head of Higher Education at the British Library, Liesl Elder, Director of Development at the University of Oxford, and Chris Cobb, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer at the University of London.

Stewart Dove, Director of Student Support, said: “I am delighted that for the second year in a row, the Student Services Department has been shortlisted for this national award. The whole team display high levels of professionalism, skill and dedication on a daily basis, and our students value the varied services that we provide. The team work really hard to support our students, and it is excellent for them to be recognised as among the best in the sector alongside peers from other universities. This is an award category that is highly competitive, and so to get shortlisted is an excellent reflection on the department and the approach that the University takes in seeking to support its students.”