The young ones…

We’ve had a fantastic response to our inaugural Young Leader Awards, says University Business Managing Editor Hannah Oakman

Looking through the nominees for this first ever Young Leaders Awards from University Business was a real treat.

The candidates really do have it all; youth, brains and the determination to succeed in the fast-paced arena of higher education. From digital divas to admin experts, innovation in marketing and top networking skills, it was a pleasure to attend the judging day and see the amazing work going on by youngsters in our universities and colleges.

As one of our panel judges commented, these awards are a real celebration of all that is good in our higher education sector, and that recognising these young leaders is critically important for our organisations. There is a sentiment that younger people can be sometimes overlooked in the sector and we’ve seen a great response with managers and team members really getting behind those they feel deserve some extra recognition. 

These awards are a real celebration of all that is good in our higher education sector

It’s also great to see universities celebrating and sharing the news across the UK, such as the delight in Sunderland at two young people reaching the shortlist.

To read our full list of shortlisted young leaders, click here.

To book tickets for the awards dinner and ceremony, please visit or call Sara Moyce on 0117 300 5526.

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