Investors Needed Instead of a formal, written exam at the end of the year, my class develops a business plan throughout the year. For the "final," they update and rewrite the plan and then develop a presentation for their potential investors. Using PowerPoint or its equivalent, students demonstrate their selling and communications skills as they make the case for investment dollars. Their classmates then evaluate the plan based on criteria that might be used by a financial institution or other money-lender.
The institutions teaching, research and business performance will be taken into consideration. Judges will be looking for evidence of creative and innovative projects which have enhanced the reputation during the last academic year.
Please note this award is not open for entry and the award will be decided by the judging panel based on submissions within other categories and the institutions overall performance.
Student Support Team of the Year This award will be given to a team, within an institution, that helps students gain the maximum benefit from their study. This could be by providing advice and assistance to students on personal matters, family, health or financial issues and career advice.
Judges will be looking for evidence of any initiatives launched to attract more students to the service and provide demonstrable progress or success stories.
Research Project of the Year This will be awarded to an individual or group of researchers who have undertaken and published and exceptional piece of research in their field. This could be an individual project by an institution or a collaborative project from a number of colleges or universities.
Judges will be looking for innovative research that has had significant economic, social, cultural or other public benefit but also which has helped to enhance the reputation of the institution.
Academic Support Team of the Year This award will be given to a team, within an institution who assist students with the development of their academic skills. This could be through one to one tuition or drop in sessions which help students with essay writing, referencing, exams and revision.
This award will also look for teams who help provide the resources that are important to assist the students with their learning. Outstanding Contribution from a Student This award will go to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to the institution and wider community including work on or off campus.
Judges will be looking for how this person has inspired and motivated others to act philanthropically or made efforts to improve student experiences and that of the local community. This student may also be specifically connected to a sport or leisure activity or one who has overcome hardship, disability or other personal adversity.
We are looking for work that has been evaluated to show how it has enhanced the student learning experience, and which has been shared or adopted more widely, across an institution or by other institutions.
This could be through a variety of methods, including but not restricted to: Judges will be looking for demonstrable evidence of innovation and how this has achieved significant impact in particular to students and also how this has supported the goals of the institution.
Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community — sponsored by Dixon Walter This award will be given to the individual, team or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the local community. Judges will be looking for evidence of commitment to areas such as local employment, community volunteer schemes, charity work, environmental initiatives and local product sourcing.
This may be through joint initiatives around learning and teaching priorities or development of strategies, policies or governance. This award may also be for a formal research or enhancement project, or innovative working practices.
Campaign of the Year This award will recognise an institution that can demonstrate the success of a marketing and communications campaign which has engaged with its target audience. Judges will be looking for entrants to demonstrate how their campaigns used a variety and combination of media, technologies and platforms to deliver relevant messages to the target audience.
Judges will be looking for tangible evidence on how institutions have engaged with a specific target group and also how they are providing continued support to the students.
Best Use of Articulation Award This new category for aims to recognise the heroic working going on in the HE sector by colleges in a identifying individuals without qualifications or much aspiration, building up their confidence and skills, and then b convincing universities that they can articulate, sometimes straight into second year.
Judges will be looking for curriculum teams who have the skills to recognise individuals, work with them but also have the networks and contacts with universities. I was appointed education correspondent before becoming a leader writer, then chief leader writer, then managing editor, then assistant editor, senior assistant editor before becoming deputy editor, and now my current role Executive Editor.
I am looking forward to seeing all your submissions and recognising all the great work happening in the Scottish Higher Education sector. His previous post was Director of Access Skills and Outcome Agreements at the Council, responsible for outcome agreements for universities and colleges, leadership of its work on access, skills and quality as well as supporting mergers and collaborations.
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