Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is in the running for a prestigious education sector award. The University has today been confirmed on the shortlist for the Excellence and Innovation in the Arts category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2013.
The award, which aims to recognise pioneering work to promote the arts taking place in universities, is open to all higher education institutions in the UK. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Thursday 28 November with attendees expected to include government ministers and academic and university staff from across the sector.
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Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor at NUA, says: “Norwich University of the Arts has been earning a string of accolades this year. We have been rated as the best specialist institution in art and design by the Complete University Guide and our students rated us as the top specialist arts institution in the UK in the National Student Survey. This latest plaudit is gratifying in that it recognises the pioneering work the University is doing to promote the arts through its work with communities, businesses, international artists and its engaging gallery exhibition programme which presents national touring exhibitions to the public throughout the academic year.”
The THE Awards recognise the creativity and quality to be found throughout universities across the UK. John Gill, Editor of Times Higher Education, says: “This is another strong year for the Times Higher Education Awards, with a great many outstanding submissions. Anyone looking for evidence of the pioneering spirit, adaptability and sheer quality of our higher education sector need look no further than this year’s shortlist.
“These awards are a chance to celebrate individuals and teams across the sector, and we look forward to shining the spotlight on a wide range of high-achievers at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 28 November.”
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