October 27th, 2016

Coventry University shortlisted for two national awards

Coventry University shortlisted for two national awards Coventry University shortlisted for two national awards
Updated: 4:35 pm, Sep 01, 2016

COVENTRY University is in the running for two separate accolades at the upcoming Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

Taking place in November, the awards night has previously seen Coventry University in the spotlight after it scooped the ‘University of the Year’ award in 2015.

The University has been shortlisted for both ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ award and ‘International Collaboration of the Year’ following extensive work in those fields over the past 12 months.

Initiatives such as Coventry University Social Enterprise (CUSE) and the African Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE) have helped to secure Coventry a nomination in the Entrepreneurial category.

Recognition in the International category comes following the introduction of its Critical Listening project – a partnership with New York University in which both institutions’ students work together on the recording and production of music.

The University will be hoping to build on the success of not only last year’s award but also its achievement in 2011 when winning the Entrepreneurial University of the Year category – something which could be repeated this year.

Vice-chancellor professor John Latham said he is proud of the university for being shortlisted in both categories.

He added: “The recognition for our international activity is particularly meaningful and a significant boost in our efforts to put Coventry on the global map.

“To be in the running for ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ for the second time in five years is a fantastic testament to the enterprising culture that runs through our veins and consistently underpins everything that we do.”

The University’s latest award nominations come following a strong performance in last month’s National Student Survey.

The survey saw the university’s undergraduates vote it to top spot in the UK for ‘personal development’ – meaning students’ confidence, communication skills and ability to tackle problems had improved during their studies.