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Nottingham Trent wins 'University of the Year 2017'

06 Dec 2017 - Barni Homden

We're thrilled to announce that Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been named the winner of the Times Higher Education 'University of the Year' award.

The prestigious Times Higher Education awards are often described as the Oscars of the education sector. Each year universities compete for several awards, of which 'University of the Year' is seen as the most highly valued.

This top accolade recognises excellence in the higher education sector, and takes into account a wide range of factors including teaching quality, research and innovation. Nottingham Trent University clearly impressed the judges, beating over 100 other universities to be crowned the winner.

The awards were presented at a glamorous ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The perfect end to an impressive 2017

NTU has had a fantastic year, earning a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework. It has also been widely praised for its commitment to sustainability, and won a Green Gown award for its leadership in this area earlier this year. In addition, the University continues to do well in the rankings:

3rd among new universities in the UK

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

#1 UK university for international students

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017

This fantastic recognition at the Times Higher Education Awards comes at a time of uncertainty in the higher education sector. Despite this, NTU has flourished, going from strength to strength. As Times Higher Education editor, John Gill, put it:

“The winners of this year’s Times Higher Education Awards offer the perfect response [to uncertainty], illustrating the extraordinary talent, creativity and sheer hard work that is to be found across our university sector.”

University staff were delighted with the result. NTU’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, said:

“What is also rewarding is to know that, through the social and commercial opportunities opened up to them while at NTU, our students and graduates are also transforming the lives of others.”

Being named the 2017 ‘University of the Year’ will surely help to raise NTUs reputation for academic excellence, sustainability and, above all, high-quality teaching.

Every year, thousands of international students decide to study at NTU. If you’d like to join them in studying at the ‘University of the Year’, then find out more about Nottingham Trent University, or the pathway courses on offer at Nottingham Trent International College, which could help you qualify for an NTU degree.

 
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