The University of Portsmouth has been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA).
Portsmouth is nominated alongside seven other UK universities in the THE DataPoints Merit Award category. This award recognises universities achieving high satisfaction ratings for the quality of and access to learning facilities, but with an added “value for money” element to reward the most efficient institutions.
Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, said: “I am delighted we have been shortlisted for a THELMA, especially for our high-quality teaching and facilities and the added value that we provide to our students.
We offer an outstanding and distinctive student experience, with a focus on career enhancing activities to prepare students for successful careers. Across the University, students learn in state-of-the-art facilities, as used in industry and the professions, with our programmes of study shaped by input from employers and our students.
This award also reflects a report by The Economist, which showed that we are adding more value than any other UK university, giving our students, particularly those from less advantaged backgrounds, the skills they need.”
Times Higher Education editor John Gill said: “The THELMAs are unique in shining a deserved spotlight on often unsung heroes from across the professional services and administration of our world-leading universities, and it’s an honour for Times Higher Education to organise this event celebrating their achievements. This year’s shortlist – once again featuring almost half of all UK institutions – shows that talent and dedication continue to abound, as well as a determination to find creative solutions to problems as and when they occur.”
The THELMAs are the only national awards honouring the full range of professional services and administrational talent working in UK universities.
The gala ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London on Thursday 21 June.