Plymouth University one of six finalists for top award
A JUDGING panel from Times Higher Education is visiting the city this week after Plymouth University was shortlisted for the University of the Year award.
Plymouth has been named as one of six finalists for the top accolade in the annual Times Higher Education Awards.
It has also been nominated for Entrepreneurial University of the Year – for a third successive time – and in the Business School of the Year category.
A university spokesman said: "The multiple shortlistings are further recognition for the university in what is becoming a remarkable 150th anniversary year.
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"In February it received the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in respect of its marine and maritime excellence, which dates back to the 1862 founding of the School of Navigation.
"This was followed by a ranking among the top 60 modern universities in the world – and the highest placed post-1992 institution in the UK – according to Times Higher Education.
"And in the People and Planet Green League, Plymouth was listed as the second greenest university in the country, following 1st and 4th-placed rankings in the two previous years."
Last year Sheffield was University of the Year, chosen out of a shortlist that included Dundee, Edge Hill, Nottingham, Southampton and Sussex.
Professor Wendy Purcell, the Vice-Chancellor, said: "Plymouth University is on the ascendancy, and these nominations reflect our distinctive and contemporary approach to higher education, and distinguishes us in the university sector."
The winners will be announced at a gala event to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, on November 29.