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Health Sciences scoops Best Faculty Campaign in national postgraduate award scheme

Published: 21 November 2013

The University of Southampton has scooped a top prize at the Prospects Postgraduate Awards, a national scheme that celebrates the very best in postgraduate education.

More than 150 leaders in the provision of postgraduate study attended the glittering awards ceremony on 19th November in Manchester. The Awards were presented by sociology professor and broadcaster Laurie Taylor.

The University of Southampton won Best Faculty for an integrated campaign, which used media recommended and bought through SMRS, to target and attract students to its Health Sciences postgraduate courses.

The judges commended the campaign for building awareness of the programmes and increasing traffic to the website, which drove applications.

Lisa Bradshaw, Health Sciences marketing officer, said: "We are delighted to win this award. The campaign communicated our reputation as a leading provider of postgraduate courses to a targeted audience of healthcare professionals, further strengthening our position as a provider of choice."

The Awards are run by Graduate Prospects, the UK's leading postgraduate education publisher.

Mike Hill, chief executive of Graduate Prospects said: "The UK is a world leader in postgraduate education and these awards recognise and reward some of the best providers as well as businesses that support them.

"We were overwhelmed by the high standard of entries as well as the enthusiasm of those involved. Congratulations go to the University of Southampton which excelled in a hugely competitive category."

The Prospects Postgraduate Awards launched for the first time this year, they are the only annual event solely dedicated to celebrating best practice and the most exciting campaigns and developments in UK postgraduate education.

Categories span eight areas and this year's winners include:

  • Best Faculty Campaign: Winner University of Southampton, PG Health Sciences
  • Best International Campaign: Winner University of Derby
  • Best University Campaign: Winner The University of Nottingham
  • Best Prospectus: Winner Harper Adams University
  • Best Agency: Winner PlattForm
  • Best Website: Winner University of Bedfordshire
  • Best Business Partner: Winner GlaxoSmithKline
  • Best Teaching Team (arts & humanities): Winner MA Cultural Geography (Research) Team at Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Best Teaching Team (business & social sciences): Winner Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) Team at Staffordshire University
  • Best Teaching Team (science, technology & engineering): Winner Postgraduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies Team at St George's, University of London

The judges included representatives from Universities UK, AGCAS, NUS, UK Council for International Student Affairs, Higher Education Academy, Association of Graduate Recruiters, British Council, Higher Education Data and Information Improvement Programme, Million+, Thirtythree, Higher Education Academy and the UK Council for Graduate Education

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