There is great excitement in the Stafforshire countryside as it was announced the local university is in with the chance of an incredible accolade.
Keele University has been shortlisted to win University of the Year for 2020 in the Times Higher Education (THE) awards.
This means that Keele University is among the top universities in the country and has been recognised for many different aspects such as outstanding work in universities (academia and professional services) as well as exploring their research, teaching, leadership and business performance.
Vice Chancellor of Keele University, Professor Trevor McMillan commented on the achievement and said: “The world class research and teaching by our academic staff is having a significant impact in fields like climate change, green energy and sustainability, and inspiring our students to go forward into the world and tackle the biggest challenges facing society, the economy, and the world.”
“I’m incredibly proud that Keele has been named as a finalist for the University of the Year award. This nomination is a fitting recognition of the outstanding work of the staff and students here”.
“We also have an incredible network of professional service staff, who work tirelessly to provide essential support for staff and students.
This nomination is shared by the whole Keele community and is a testament to all of their dedication and hard work,” he explained.
This nomination comes as Keele University was also named in in the Guardian University Guide 2021, ranking in the Top 10 in England for Student Satisfaction, and with four of its subjects achieving Top 10 in England status.
The winner of University of the Year 202 will be name next month.