EP Team at theTimes Higher Education Awards
On 26th November, the EP Team, joined by representatives from Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council and Santander Universities, attended the Times Higher Education Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The EP Scheme was one of six initiatives shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award for 'Outstanding Support for Students'.
During this fantastic evening, a number of higher education institutions were recognised for their achievements, although, unfortunately, the EP Scheme was unsuccessful in its selected category. Newcastle University won this accolade with their three-stage initiative, which aims to provide support to learners with autism spectrum disorder.
Marcus Wright, Manager of the EP Scheme, commented:
"It is a tremendous achievement to have got down to a shortlist of 6 and very proud to have been in a category of such strong contenders. I was incredibly proud to be able to celebrate with senior University staff, Kent Union sabbatical officers, Kent County Council, long term sponsors of the scheme Canterbury City Council and Santander Universities but also members of my EP team who have truly made the scheme the success that it is today. To be shortlisted twice in three years means such a lot to the team and Institution and just highlights how we must be approaching the scheme in the right way”
During the evening, the University of Kent was also shortlisted for 'University of the Year', which was won by Coventry University.
The EP team were delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious reward and would like to thank the University of Kent, our sponsoring companies and key stakeholders for their valued support.