On Thursday 27th November 2014, Anglia Ruskin University were announced as the winner of the Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards, sponsored by NCEE. We would like to congratulate Anglia Ruskin University for this incredible achievement and also all of the short-listed universities for their impressive work. The other institutions that made the shortlist were The University of Central Lancashire, The University of Chester, Kingston University, Teesside University and University College London.
Keith Burnley, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education, and member of the judging team for the award, said “Anglia Ruskin University has a corporate strategy which is committed to strengthening an entrepreneurial culture that is delivering value for students, partners and stakeholders. Enterprise and entrepreneurship are clearly at the heart of the organisation, influencing the behaviours of staff and students.
The impact of this entrepreneurial approach is seen amongst staff, students and alumni. Courses prepare entrepreneurial graduates as well as graduate entrepreneurs. The Degrees at Work team have delivered customer and demand led work based learning that is highly valued. The post graduate medical centre, the MedTech campus and MedBic reflect a strategic approach to entrepreneurship in the fields of health and social care and a commitment to local and regional partners.
The university has influenced local and national policy. The Centre for Enterprise Development and Research has been recognised in an IOEE award for best practice in engaging entrepreneurs and business owners.”
For the full list of winners from the evening please click here.