University shortlisted in leadership awards

17 April 2014

The University of Stirling has been shortlisted for honours in a top higher education competition.

The institution is vying for success in three categories of the THE Leadership and Management Awards 2014. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 17 June.

Work for the University’s award-winning Dementia Services Development Centre captured the attention of judges.

It was shortlisted for the Departmental ICT Initiative of the Year - for creating a virtual online hospital to make real-life wards more dementia friendly.

Stirling was also named in the Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year category, for its work to make Stirling “the best place in the UK to have dementia”. The aim is to provide facilities and support to allow as many people with dementia (as possible) to live sustainable, independent lives.

The University is also vying for honours in the Outstanding Strategic Planning Team category. This recognises exceptional performance from a team, or individual, that has made a significant and demonstrable impact on strategic change across a University.

The Stirling team was nominated for its contribution to develop an outcome agreement with the Scottish Funding Council (the body that provides government grant to universities) and the enhancement of management information to support wider access to the university.

The awards are organised by THE – the Times Higher Education magazine, formerly known as the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Organisers say the “awards showcase the extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial acumen of UK higher education institutions”.

THE Leadership and Management Awards

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