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Royal Recognition for Shared Education

All-Staff email in relation Queen's Anniversary Prize

Dear Colleague

I would like to share some exciting news with you and announce that the University’s work in Shared Education is being awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. 

The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are part of the national honours system and recognise and honour outstanding achievement by universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. This is the seventh time our University has received the award.

Shared Education is among the 22 recipients announced at a special ceremony at St James’ Palace in London this evening, with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize to be presented at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in February 2020.

In just over a decade, Shared Education has made a considerable impact on Northern Ireland and beyond. Through its model of cross-sectoral school collaboration, using a strong academic research base, it has become a core pillar of education policy and practice in Northern Ireland and has been adopted by educators and policymakers in other divided societies across the world. 

The award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize is an outstanding achievement and something we should all be proud of. I am sure you will join me in congratulating all those involved in Shared Education’s success.

Best Wishes


Professor Ian Greer
President and Vice-Chancellor