U of Exeter wins intl student choice award

The awards, which collected votes from over 26,000 students, saw UK universities gain recognition in 12 categories. Aberystwyth University came second in the International category, and Swansea University followed in third place. “The fact that students are kind of endorsing what we do is really important” Nikki Padget, head of international student recruitment at the University of Exeter, said she was thrilled the university won the award, especially as it’s decided by students. “It’s really important that we listen to their views,” she told The PIE News. “I think it’s quite…

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Cunard Announces Grammy Award Artist Gregory Porter to Headline 2016 Blue Note “Jazz at Sea” Transatlantic Crossing

On the heels of Queen Mary 2’s first-ever “Jazz at Sea” Transatlantic Crossing with Blue Note Records, Cunard has announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Gregory Porter, will be headlining the third Blue Note jazz-themed Transatlantic Crossing on October 25, 2016. Porter delighted fans with his powerhouse performances in the Royal Court Theatre during the first, October 29 Jazz at Sea Crossing. During the voyage, Porter spoke about Queen Mary 2’s intimate venues and about how the rhythm of water inspires his music. Described by The New York Times…

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International projects category: award winner and runners up

This year’s winner, King’s College London’s Sierra Leone Partnership, developed a strategy that helped save lives in the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone Connaught Hospital staff and the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership team work through the night to transform part of the outpatients department into a 16-bed isolation unit. Photograph: Joanna Dunlop/KSLP Winner: King’s College London King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) has played a vital role in the Ebola response in Sierra Leone. The partnership has delivered projects to strengthen training, clinical services and policy in Sierra Leone. The work…

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Student experience category: award winner and runners up

The University of Hertfordshire’s Active Students programme saw previously sports-shy students try their hands at skiing, golf and other activities University of Hertfordshire students playing volleyball as part of the Active Students programme. Photograph: University of Hertfordshire Winner: University of Hertfordshire In partnership with Hertfordshire Sports Village, the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and Hertfordshire Students’ Union, the university developed Active Students, a three-year programme, funded by a grant of £359k from Sports England. The aim of Active Students was to contribute to the improved physical and mental health of University…

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Lucie Lapovsky to Receive Donna Shavlik Award at ACE2016

Michigan ACE Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education Also to be Recognized ACE announced today that Lucie Lapovsky, a longtime advocate for achieving gender equity in higher education leadership, will receive the 2016 Donna Shavlik Award. The award will be presented at ACE2016, ACE’s 98th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, during the Women’s Leadership Dinner on Saturday, March 12. ACE established the Donna Shavlik Award to honor the long and outstanding service of Donna Shavlik, former director of ACE’s Office of Women in Higher Education (now part of the…

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