EDA team on Times Higher Education awards shortlist

The professional services administration team in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts has been shortlisted in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards in the category of Outstanding Departmental Administration Team. The team is being recognised for its outstanding work in line with the University’s institutional strategy to heighten student satisfaction and embrace the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

The EDA team provides outstanding innovations in student preparedness, recruitment and student success, by maximizing the creative engineering and digital media resources available. They spearheaded an innovative animation to facilitate students’ preparedness for University, and introduced a highly successful Welcome Week Icebreaker event to help build friendships and school orientation.

They devised an innovative student progress profiling system that charts students’ academic progress which is now generating interest across the wider university and developed a Virtual Student Advisor (VSA), a dynamic webpage that centralises many of the university’s resources for pastoral/academic support.

The winners of the 2016 THE award will be announced at a special event in London in the summer.

Congratulations and good luck to those involved.