THELMA announcement


Thank you for visiting the THELMAs website.

We have spent quite some time over the past few months thinking about how to improve our awards, which hold a place in the hearts of many in UK higher education and which have been a fixture in universities’ calendars for over a decade. This year, the launch of THE Live, which took place before our THE Awards on 29 November, was a first step as we develop the event so that it continues to go from strength to strength.

We are thrilled to announce that next year we will be relaunching the awards as a single event, combining the complementary strengths of the THELMAs and THE Awards, with new categories recognising excellence across the full range of university activities.

This will reflect the reality of how universities operate, the interwoven nature of so much of what they do, and will be the biggest celebration of higher education that we have ever hosted.

We will also be working on a major programme of debates, discussions, workshops and forums to take place during next year’s THE Live, and we sincerely hope you will join us to dig deeper into the success stories that our awards shine a light on.

Please do stay in touch with us between now and next November, and we will keep you updated as our plans develop!

John Gill

Editor, THE


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