Southampton Uni Up For Awards

The University of Southampton has received three nominations in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2011.

The University of 22,000 students has been shortlisted in the categories of University of the Year, Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development.

The awards represent a unique and high profile opportunity to celebrate the excellence and amazing achievements of UK higher education institutions, and reaffirm the commitment to the two core pursuits of higher education: teaching and research.

The award nominations are:

University of the Year: recognising Southampton's bold and imaginative initiatives such as taking a leading role in curriculum innovation, pioneering the next generation of Internet infrastructure and new multi-disciplinary ventures in life science, marine technology and biomedical research.

Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year: for "Synote", a web-based an innovative web-based annotation tool which makes multimedia resources easier to access, search, manage, and exploit for learners, teachers and other users through the creation of notes, bookmarks, tags, links, images and text captions synchronised to any part of the recording.

Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development: for the "Uni-Cycle" project, which enhances the University's commitment to increase recycling and reduce its environmental impact by refurbishing unwanted and donated bikes from around Southampton and putting them back into active use.

Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, says: "The University of Southampton is exceptionally proud and delighted to have received three nominations. This is a reflection of the outstanding effort and continual dedication of our staff, and the pioneering work going on in Southampton."

The winners of this year's THE awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London, on 24 November.