Lancaster wins 'Outstanding Student Admission Team' award
Published 25 June 2012
Lancaster University has won the Outstanding Student Admissions Team award at the annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2012.
The award was presented to Lancaster’s faculty and central postgraduate admissions team by Julian Clary during a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, which was attended by over eight hundred guests. The team winning the award includes the LUMS Postgraduate Faculty Admissions Team: Karine Rennie-Bloor, Joanne Stott, Pauline Clark, June Jacklin, Kerry Fenton, Alison Kelly, Jacqueline Buchanan, Joe Wilson, Sandra Cirtina and Claire Prior.
One of the judges, Ken Sloan, registrar at Warwick Unversity, said: “The submission focused on developments and changes the team made in its approach to postgraduate admissions, all made during a time of institutional change. This showed them to be exceptional.”
Lancaster’s Dean of Graduate Studies Professor Geraint Johnes said: “I'm delighted to hear the news of the award which is well earned recognition of the hard and excellent work done by our PG admissions team (across the whole University) during a period of rapid change.”
Postgraduate students make up a third of the student population at Lancaster University, which has an excellent reputation for both teaching and research.
John Gill, editor of Times Higher Education, said: “The sector should take great reassurance from the extraordinary examples of creativity, commitment and sheer hard work that the awards judges have recognised.”
LUMS Admissions Team staff, Claire Prior, June Jacklin, Kerry Fenton, Joanne Stott and Karine Rennie-Bloor at the THE Awards Ceremony.