THE EXTRAORDINARY rise of Coventry University continues after it was short-listed for the ‘University of the Year’ accolade in the Times Higher Education magazine’s prestigious annual awards.
Coventry becomes the only institution in the West Midlands, and the only modern university, to have been nominated for the award, which intends to showcase the pioneering spirit, adaptability and quality across the higher education sector
The ‘University of the Year’ title is the awards’ flagship accolade which singles out one institution whose achievements and performance make it stand out in the industry.
The news comes after a hugely successful year for the university, which has rised dramatcially into the UK’s top 15 universities in the well respected Guardian guide.
It was also voted as the top university for personal development following a national student survey earlier this year.
And Coventry remains the ‘Modern University of the Year’ in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, a title it has held for two consecutive years.
“It’s an excellent achievement for Coventry University to be shortlisted for the Times Higher Education’s ‘University of the Year’ award amongst such strong competition in the sector,” said vice-chancellor John Latham.
“It’s also a testament to our impressive forward momentum both at home, and in a global context, that Coventry continues to be recognised in this way within the industry and also outside it, and we remain hopeful and confident that November’s awards ceremony will bring further good news for our staff and students.”
Coventry is up against five other nominations and the winner be announced at a ceremony in London On November 26.