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Entries for Guardian University Awards 2020

The Guardian University Awards 2020 are now open and entries are welcome until the final deadline of Friday 7 February.

The Guardian is inviting entries from UK higher education institutions across 14 categories, which will be shortlisted and judged by an expert panel. Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony in April. Corporate Communications will again be co-ordinating Kent’s award entries this year and is happy to support schools/departments with their submissions.

This year’s Guardian University Award categories are listed below and, with only a couple of exceptions, any projects nominated must have started within the last 18 months.

  1. Staff experience
  2. Business collaboration
  3. Digital innovation
  4. Employability and entrepreneurship
  5. Internationalisation
  6. Marketing and comms campaigns
  7. Research impact
  8. Course design, retention and student outcomes
  9. Social and community impact
  10. Student experience
  11. Buildings that inspire
  12. Sustainability
  13. Teaching excellence
  14. Widening access and outreach

You can find out more about the awards on the Guardian webpages.

Please do get in touch with Corporate Communications asap if you know of a project that we should be considering for this year’s awards – email us on