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Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2013 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the inaugural Prospects Postgraduate Awards has been unveiled

The shortlist1 for the inaugural Prospects Postgraduate Awards has been unveiled.

More than 150 students, universities and businesses from across the UK entered the Awards across eight categories.

GlaxoSmithKline, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The National Autistic Society and Media Minds Global are just some of the organisations shortlisted in either the Best Business Partner or Best Agency categories.

Forging ahead in the higher education categories are The University of Nottingham, University of Bedfordshire, Cranfield University, Bucks New University, Lancaster University and Anglia Ruskin - all of which have been shortlisted more than once.

The Prospects Postgraduate Awards launched for the first time this year, they are the only annual event solely dedicated to celebrating best practice and the most exciting developments in UK postgraduate education.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 19 November 2013 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in Manchester with a gala lunch and networking opportunities.

The Awards are run by Graduate Prospects, the UK’s leading postgraduate education publisher, which also operates and the official postgraduate course database.

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. Good luck to all those who made the shortlist.”

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

For more information or tickets for the awards visit You can follow The Prospects Postgraduate Awards @postgradawards

1 The full shortlist is as follows:

Best University Campaign

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • BPP University
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Coventry University
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Sussex

Best Prospectus

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Harper Adams University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Stirling

Best International Campaign

  • Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Derby
  • University of Greenwich

Best Faculty Campaign

  • BPP Law School
  • Cranfield University
  • University of Southampton

Best Website

  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Dundee

Best Agency

  • Media Minds Global
  • PlattForm
  • SMRS Ltd 

Best Business Partner

  • DemoPad Software Ltd
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • The National Autistic Society

Best Teaching Team (Arts & Humanities)

  • MA Fine Art Team, Open College of the Arts 
  • MA Visual Art (Fine Art) Team, Camberwelll College of Art
  • MA Cultural Geography Team, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Department of English and Creative Writing Team, Lancaster University

Best Teaching Team (Business & Social Sciences)

  • Manchester Enterprise Centre Team, The University of Manchester
  • MBA (International) Team, Staffordshire University
  • MSc International Team, University of Leeds
  • Professional Doctorate in Education Team, Staffordshire University

Best Teaching Team (Science, Technology & Engineering)

  • MSc Medical Genetics Teaching Team, University of Glasgow
  • Postgraduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies Teaching Team, St George's, University of London
  • Bradford FACSI Team, University of Bradford
  • Environmental Water Management MSc Team, Cranfield University