Top HEIST Awards for Nottingham Trent

Three HEIST Awards recognise university commitment to international students and local business

Nottingham Trent University is celebrating after winning three Higher Education Information Services Trust (HEIST) Awards for campaigns aimed at international students and local businesses.

The Awards, which celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, are organised by Havas People and recognise excellence in education marketing.

Nottingham Business School’s Thinkubator Challenge took the silver award for Best Communications or PR Campaign and the bronze for Best Community or Business Engagement Campaign. 

Nottingham Trent University also won the silver award for Best International Initiative for increasing the number of students it attracts from India.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University, said: “Receiving three Heist Awards is a tremendous achievement for Nottingham Trent University.  Our strategy is to develop globally employable graduates by having an internationally diverse student body and by providing practical real-world experiences to our students.  It is therefore extremely rewarding to be recognised for our efforts in this area.

“It is also a great accomplishment for our Thinkubator Challenge to win two Heist Awards. Whilst the primary objective of the event was business engagement, to help us play a leading role in the economic and environmental development of the city and region, and the UK, it also helped us to achieve other objectives, such as developing the knowledge, skills and resilience of our students.”

Since January 2013, the university has employed an Indian alumnus as a full-time member of staff to help and support students in India who wished to study here. New students can choose to be accompanied by the member of staff on their flight from India and the representative then stays for the first week of term to help them to settle in.  A unique programme of activities also gives prospective students the opportunity to meet Nottingham Trent University alumni and other applicants.



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