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Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

Sponsor of the award for Outstanding Leadership & Management Team

Overall sponsor of the THELMAs and of the category Outstanding Leadership & Management Team
The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education is committed to celebrating the good work in leadership management and governance that takes place in universities and higher education colleges. Taking a leading part in the THE Leadership and Management Awards 2013 provides an ideal example of how we like celebrate the best in higher education.


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Western Union Business Solutions

Sponsor of the Outstanding Finance Team

Western Union Business Solutions offers educational institutions state-of-the-art tailored solutions for making and receiving international and domestic payments.

SIMPLIFYING PAYMENTS AND RECEIVABLES FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND STUDENTS: The increasing number of students studying abroad means that colleges and universities need a simple, reliable, and cost effective solution for making international payments to vendors, professors, or other facilities. Our clients have come to recognize us as a leading provider of international payments and foreign exchange, which is why more than 90,000 organisations worldwide trust us to handle their international transactions. Foreign students represent an increasingly important revenue stream for universities, but receiving payments from them can be tricky and costly. That is where we can help you overcome those international hurdles.

SIMPLIFY OUTGOING PAYMENTS AND STUDENT REFUNDS: Our intuitive online payments system allows you to manage all of your international and domestic payments using a single point of entry system, saving you time and simplifying your payment processes.

MANAGE INCOMING STUDENT PAYMENTS EFFECTIVELY: Western Union Business Solutions extends this payments capability to your students by providing an integrated solution for your international receivables. By partnering with other leading companies we are able to provide a solution that is streamlined, minimises administrative burdens and locks in favourable rates:


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Sponsor of the Outstanding Estates Team

Sodexo is a dedicated provider of catering and facilities management services to the higher education sector with over thirty campuses across the UK. 

Sodexo offers a bespoke approach for individual clients and invests heavily in both developing its teams and offers. Not only does  Sodexo provide services from catering to cleaning, and security to student accommodation management it also offers financial support in developing university facilities.

The company has recently extended its engagement with universities through the introduction of the Sodexo Scholarship Scheme which not only provides support to individual students, but also includes the provision of work placement programmes, and student project support.


Category Sponsors


Sponsor of the Outstanding Student Admissions Team

Hobsons are an education software and services company dedicated to helping educators, administrators, students, and families maximise success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Our solutions assist millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.  We offer an intuitive CRM, paperless application systems and services to maximise domestic and international recruitment.


IDP Education (UK) Ltd

Sponsor of the Outstanding International Strategy

Established in 1969, as a key contributor in international education and development, IDP has played a central role in international education for over 40 years, and is now the world leader in providing international student placement services to educational institutions. IDP operates a large network of over 80 student offices in 25 countries.

IDP announced its entry into the UK higher education market in December 2010. The move marked an extension of the company's multi-destination marketing strategy that already saw it offer placement into institutions in Australia, Canada and the United States.



Sponsor of the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year

Jisc is an independent education charity, owned by AoC, GuildHE and UUK. It provides UK higher education, further education and skills sectors support on the use of digital technologies.

Its vision is to make the UK the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

It aims to achieve this by enabling the education sector to perform at the forefront of international practice by exploiting fully the possibilities of modern digital empowerment, content and connectivity. Find out more www.jisc.ac.uk


Sponsor of the Outstanding Departmental Administration Team


Recourse is the charity for all staff in further and higher education. Our aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and status for all those delivering education. We do this by providing 24/7 telephone and online support services including coaching, counselling, grants and information.

Get support:

0808 802 03 04

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Mills & Reeve

Sponsor of the Outstanding HR Team





Sponsor of the Outstanding Marketing and Communications Team

UCAS connects over 650,000 people to courses in higher education each year. We work with universities, schools, colleges, advisers and parents, supporting applicants at every step of their journey.



Sponsorship opportunities

Tim Mustin
Sponsorship Manager
020 3194 3037


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