Edinburgh Napier has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards, the "Oscars of Higher Education".
In the Outstanding Support for Students category, Information Services have been nominated for making exam time less stressful for our students, introducing a range of innovative initiatives including specially created relaxation areas comprising sofas and colourful cushions, with jigsaws, games, colouring books and earplugs available to those who wanted some real quiet time.
Shelf Help, a bibliotherapy initiative providing students with access to a range of self-help materials, was also introduced, with feedback from students saying reading about other people’s experiences and feelings can sometimes help you understand your own.
Our collaboration with the Scottish Prison Service and Fife College has been recognised in the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category. On the Outside, directed by colleague Paul Gray, is a powerful short film that tells the stories of female offenders in their own voices, which has which has benefitted offenders, students and ultimately society.
There are 23 categories up for grabs in total, with more than 75 institutions represented on the shortlist. Winners receive a specially commissioned trophy, and all finalists receive certificates in recognition of their achievements.
The awards dinner and ceremony will take place on Thursday, 28 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, in London. With over 1000 guests in attendance, including politicians, senior sector figures, and academic and professional university staff from all corners of the UK, it promises to be a spectacular event.
Best of luck to our shortlisted nominees!
You can find out more about the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 here.