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Strathclyde named Higher Educational Institution of the Year

The University of Strathclyde has won the top award – as well as three other categories – in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2018.

Strathclyde was named ‘Higher Educational Institution of the Year’, and was also presented with awards for widening access to education, and innovative use of technology.

The Faculty of Engineering’s Marnie McKay collected the ‘Outstanding Contribution from a Student’ award.

Positive impact

Speaking after the event, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said: “As a leading international technological university that is also socially progressive, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our students, our city, and the global communities we serve.

“This award reflects the hard work and dedication of our 3,700 staff and 22,000 students, who are working together to make a difference to the world around them through education, research and innovation.

“I’m particularly delighted to see Strathclyder Marnie McKay winning the Outstanding Contribution from a Student award – she is an excellent ambassador for our talented student community.”

The University was shortlisted for a total of six awards, including: Research Project of the Year for a pioneering system to save limbs following trauma; Student Support Team of the Year for the student finance team; and, Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community for our approach to delivering benefits to Glasgow while delivering our £650 million campus developments.

The news comes just two months after Strathclyde was awarded two University awards from The Guardian for programmes supporting students.

The innovative use of technology accolade was awarded in recognition of the Strathclyde App, which has transformed delivery of services and timetable information to students. The Widening Access award was in recognition of the University’s sustained efforts and programmes to remove barriers to higher education, and enable every talented student to benefit from the life-changing opportunities university life can bring.

Read the original news release from the University of Strathclyde

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