The Guardian University Awards 2015

If you or your team have delivered a great piece of work in the last 18 months you might want to consider entering the Guardian University Awards.

Your initiative could showcase a piece of research, student or business engagement, impact in the community or an innovation. There are 14 categories to choose from, including: social and community impact, student diversity and widening participation, international projects, research impact, student experience, sustainability project, teaching excellence.

Entries will be judged by a representative panel from across the UK higher education sector.  Winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony in London, March 2015, and shortlisted entries will be profiled across the Guardian.

If you’re considering entering, take a look at the tips for writing an entry that stands out and let RED know so we can coordinate if there are multiple entries.

How much does it cost to enter?

It costs £249 for one entry and £150 for every entry after that. If you enter before 28 November you can save £50; early bird rates are: £199 for one entry.  (NB VAT and an administrative fee are applied on top of these rates.)

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About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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