How to Enter

Guidelines & Rules

Our awards are very simple to enter and are open to anyone involved in higher education. All the information below will help you prepare your entry. When you are ready, click the 'Enter Now' button on the right of the page and select the category you wish to enter.

  •  Entry is free.

  • These awards celebrate achievements during the 2011-2012 academic year and are open to all UK higher education institutions.

  • All entrants must submit their entry online. The submission text should be no more than 500 words in length, and must specifically address the key criteria set out for the relevant category.

  • In addition to the 500 word submission you may include up to three sets of additional supporting materials; each must be no more that two sides of A4 in length.

  • If you wish to include tables please upload these as part of your supporting materials rather than including them within your submission text.

  • You can enter as many categories as you wish, but you must complete a separate submission for each.

  • If your entry relates to an initiative or project carried out in collaboration with other institutions, please bear in mind that the submission should come from the lead institution, and any shortlisting will be in the name of that institution. We will try to mention partner institutions at the awards ceremony where appropriate.

  • The awards are open to all UK higher education institutions. Entries can be completed by institutions themselves or their suppliers (architects, PR Companies etc.) If you are entering on behalf of an institution please make sure they are happy for you to do so. 

  • You may enter a project which has been undertaken in collaboration with an external public or private partner, but the award will be given to the winning higher education institution only

  • Entry forms can also be completed by consultants working on behalf of entrants (for example by marketing or PR departments).

  • Entries are open until midnight on Sunday 10 March 2013. UPDATE: deadline extended until midnight on Wednesday 13 March. The shortlist will be published on 18 April, with the winners being announced at a gala ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 20 June 2013.

Preparing your entry  

When preparing your REASON FOR ENTERING please review the award criteria carefully and keep any specific requirements that the judges will be looking for in mind.

Ensure that your submission contains sufficient robust information. Please include relevant facts and figures where possible. Some categories may ask you to include details of a particular initiative or initiatives; please think carefully about these and select those that best promote your expertise.

Please note that for continuity purposes we will use the institution name throughout the process in our publicity, although if you are shortlisted then a reference will be made on the night to a specific department or project if this is listed in the nominee field of your submission form. Should you be lucky enough to win, you will also be able to provide your preferred name or department to be engraved on the trophy and printed on the certificate.

The contact details you provide in your entry form will also be used throughout the awards process. If these details change after the form has been submitted please send your new contact information by email to 

Supporting material  

You may back up your nomination by attaching supporting material. These can include: photographs, documents containing statistics, testimonials, supporting research, evaluation or inspection reports, press cuttings and promotional material. Please highlight any sections you believe are particularly relevant.

A maximum of 3 supplementary documents are permitted. These should be in PDF or Word Doc format. Each document must not exceed 2 pages. PowerPoint and video files will not be accepted; however you may take screen shots of the material and upload these. Any information submitted outside of these guidelines will not be considered as part of the submission.


Now in their fifth year, the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards are a highlight of the academic calendar and a celebration of the best of the sector.


See a great selection of photos from the 2013 Awards in our online photo gallery.


It will be the fifth year the Awards have celebrated the sector’s leadership, management, financial and business skills. Join those individuals and teams who have showcased extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial acumen.

Awards Night:

Took place on Thursday 20 June 2013
Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London