Outstanding Engagement with Business and the Professions
The following nominations are shortlisted for this category.
Professional Liaison Unit
"The PLU are, and continue to be, one of the best employability services in the UK. I have worked at a number of universities and am also a trustee for Placenet UK (a specialist network for placement and employability professionals) and the services and innovatoin that the PLU demonstrate are leading-edge, and something that competitors look towards for inspiration."
Professors Tong Sun and Ken Grattan
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
"This nomination is based on the success of an industrial-focused project on the development of an ‘Instrumented Railway Current-Collecting Pantograph’. This project was initially funded by the EPSRC, with follow-on funds from the Railway Safety and Standards Board, via industry partner Brecknell Willis, a world-leader in railway electrification systems."
Thalia Anagnostopoulou and Taryn Ferris
"Thalia and Taryn work tirelessly to develop individual relationships with employers who belong to professions that our students want to get into. This engenders familiarity and positivity towards the University, boosting the reputation of the University and our students."