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Queen’s shortlisted for two Times Higher Education awards

Queen’s shortlisted for two Times Higher Education awards

Queen’s has been shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2012

Queen’s has been shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2012.

The University has been named in the Outstanding University Fundraising and Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team categories.

Now in their fourth year, the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards are designed to celebrate the sector’s leadership, management, financial and business skills and showcase the extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial acumen of UK higher education institutions.

The Development and Alumni Relations Office is shortlisted for the Outstanding University Fundraising Team for its successful fundraising campaign for the new Graduate and Executive Education Centre at Riddel Hall. The team secured over £3.5 million in philanthropic income prior to the opening of the Centre in September 2011. This completed a financial year in which £8.8 million was raised in cash and pledges. The campaign involved setting up the Riddel Hall Founders’ Club, which has seen 24 companies contributing over £1.4 million.

The Communications and External Affairs Office is shortlisted in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team for its campaign surrounding Higher Education Funding. The Office took the lead in the development and delivery of an integrated communications campaign aimed at demonstrating the value of Higher Education in Northern Ireland and engendering support for maintaining levels of government funding in the sector. Key elements of the campaign included: the Election Doorstep Challenge; Lobbying Letter Campaign; a targeted media campaign; a Showcase Event at Stormont; and stakeholder engagement with business leaders, School Principals and politicians.

The campaign was launched in January 2011 and in September, the First Minister and Deputy First Minister announced that additional government funds had been secured to meet the £40 million HE funding gap.

The Communications and External Affairs Office has also been shortlisted for a Chartered Institute of Public Relations Excellence Award for the HE Funding Campaign.

The winners of the CIPR Excellence Awards will be announced in London on 28 May while the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards will be presented at a reception in London on 21 June.

Related links:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/Alumni/

http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/ceao/

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