COVENTRY University has received a prestigious Queen’s Award in recognition of its international success.
Over 200 staff and students gathered alongside local and overseas VIPs for the official presentation of Coventry University’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Both the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Colonel George Marsh TD, and High Sheriff of the West Midlands, Jonnie Turpie MBE, were also in attendance – the latter speaking of the transformation he has seen in the University and the impact that internationalisation has had on the campus and on the city.
As part of their visit to the campus, Colonel Marsh and Mr Turpie met with students from the University’s School of Arts and Humanities, and were taken on a special tour of an exhibition of the students’ design projects.
The university was awarded the accolade earlier this year in recognition of its international growth and success over the past six years – making it one of only a few higher education institutions in the history of the awards to be honoured.
The award also saw Coventry University commended in the international trade category for its ‘continuous achievement’ since 2009 in growing and supporting its overseas student population in the UK and abroad.
Dr Pilsbury, who met HM the Queen at Buckingham Palace in July as part of the build-up to the official presentation ceremony, said: “The Queen’s Award is an honour that Coventry University can be extremely proud of for many years to come.
“Having been invited to Buckingham Palace in July, we were delighted to have the opportunity to receive Her Majesty’s representatives as our guests and to show Colonel Marsh and the High Sheriff how the Queen’s Award defines what makes us different.”