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The Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (affectionately known as the THELMAs) are now in their ninth year – that’s nine years of shining a spotlight on the less celebrated teams who work in the engine rooms of our institutions, guide them through challenging terrain and lay the foundations for future success. 

This is the place to showcase and celebrate the best examples of innovation, teamwork and enterprise at your institution. 

The THELMAs are free to enter and open to anyone working in UK higher education.

The list of this year’s categories is as follows:

  1. Outstanding Digital Innovation of the Year
  2. Outstanding Library Team
  3. Outstanding Administrative Services Team
  4. Outstanding Student Services Team
  5. Outstanding Leadership and Management Team
  6. Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team
  7. Outstanding Estates Strategy
  8. International Strategy of the Year
  9. Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year
  10. Workplace of the Year
  11. Alumni Engagement Award
  12. Outstanding Financial Performance
  13. Outstanding Strategic Planning Team 
  14. Outstanding Student Admissions Strategy
  15. Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative
  16. Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year
  17. THE DataPoints Merit Award

Full details of the criteria can be viewed here

The winners will be revealed at our gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Thursday 22 June 2017.