Queen Mary in running for Times Higher Education award

Queen Mary, University of London has been shortlisted for Outstanding Finance Team in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

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The annual awards celebrate the sector's leadership, management, financial and business skills, and showcase the extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial expertise of UK higher education institutions.

Andrew Keeble, Director of Finance and Planning at Queen Mary, who submitted the nomination, said: “Everyone in Finance and Planning is delighted to be short-listed. We hope to win and highlight the progress that the department and the College have made.”

Queen Mary is no stranger to being shortlisted for and receiving Times Higher awards, having previously been up for Outstanding Estates Team, University of the Year and was the recipient of Most Improved Student Experience last year. Professor Peter Hennessy won a lifetime achievement award in 2008, while Professor Lisa Jardine triumphed in the same category two years earlier. Spin-out firm ApaTech won Business Initiative of the Year in 2007 and Performing Medicine was presented with the Excellence in Innovation & the Art. Dr Dan Todman was awarded with the Young Academic Author of the Year in 2006.

The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner on Thursday 17 June 2010.

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