University of Bradford shortlisted for award
UNIVERSITY of Bradford’s School of Management has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year by the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2021. The THE Awards are widely recognised as the ‘Oscars of higher education’, attracting hundreds of entrants.
Prof Sankar Sivarajah, Head of the School of Management, said: “This is great news for the School and our University. Even to be shortlisted is a significant achievement, given the level of competition for this award. The last year has been particularly challenging, for students, graduates, staff and businesses. At the School of Management, we stepped up to and met the challenges created by the pandemic, offering extra support to our students, launching new courses and extending help to local businesses. We are pleased and proud our hard work has resulted in this shortlisting and everyone in the School should feel proud. We would also like to congratulate all those nominated at the awards and we look forward to celebrating the fantastic achievements by all in these difficult times.”
Prof. Vishanth Weerakkody, Chair of Bradford Business and Social Enterprise Board, said: “The School of Management is a shining example both at the University and in the region. It has won numerous prestigious awards. It is very much part of the community, having excellent links to businesses, regionally, nationally and globally. This shortlisting reflects its pioneering spirit and its vision to change people’s lives for the better.”
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Shirley Congdon added: “Staff in our Business School exemplify the University of Bradford’s caring approach and commitment to social inclusion. They look for innovative ways to attract students from all backgrounds and then support them in reaching their potential. The result is graduates who are fully-prepared for meaningful careers, whether that’s with regional employers, international brands or their own business start-up. Being shortlisted for this award is an achievement in itself and deserved recognition for everyone involved.”
Winners will be revealed at an in-person ceremony in London on 25 November 2021.