Educate North Awards 2019 – winners announced

The North West’s education sector was celebrated at the Educate North Awards, held in Manchester on 25 April. Over 400 people witnessed a total of 23 awards handed out to competing education organisations and individuals.

Dr John Kennedy CBE was patron of the event and the Education North Awards were partnered by Carm Productions.

For the full story, see the Prolific North news page.

The Educate North Awards return for their 5th year

The Educate North Awards – the leading event for the University and Higher Education sector – returns on Thursday 25th April 2019, at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

The awards celebrate excellence and the world-class success of the North’s University and Higher Education sector as well as rewarding success in Further and Sixth Form Education.

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Lights, cameras and staging are ready for the return of the Educate-North Awards, an annual event created by Rob McLoughlin in 2015. Organisers have announced a 40% increase in entries vying for the 19 special awards, which will be presented on Thursday 26th April 2018 at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel.

The increase follows a major radio campaign with partners Communicorp UK and The Ministry of Results (MOR) which owns Heart Yorkshire and Smooth Radio in the North West and North East. They have been running a campaign for the 2018 awards as well as for the University Entrepreneurs Challenge (UEC) for spin-out businesses from the HE sector.

 The awards celebrate the world-class success of the North’s Higher Education sector and also acknowledge the contribution of the Further Education and Sixth Form sector. On the night, four graduates or undergraduates will also pitch to win a grant of £1,000 to create a business plan for a smart idea. The decision will be made by the awards audience.

 Broadcaster Jim Hancock will host the event, together with colleagues including Dr John Kennedy CBE.

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Saturday 6th May 08.20 and 09.20  on BBC 1
As France prepares to go to the polls on Sunday and as Britain reacts to the local elections, just weeks from the General Election ’17, Rob McLoughlin assess the press coverage as he returns to the red sofa and the popular BBC Breakfast show which claims a reach of 6.5m viewers daily.
Rob has covered every General Election since 1983 for either Granada Television or ITN and will be giving his assessment as the final votes are counted and the experts and press consider the implications for the major poll in 5 weeks time.
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