Birmingham Newman University Library shortlisted for 2023 Times Higher Education Awards

08/09/2023 by Newman Staff


Birmingham Newman University

Birmingham Newman Library has delivered new models of service for the post-Covid world

Birmingham Newman University Library has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Library Team Category for the 2023 Times Higher Education Awards (THE Awards).

Widely recognised as the ‘Oscars of higher education’, THE Awards are to anyone involved in higher education across the UK and Ireland attracting hundreds of entries that exemplify the talent, commitment, and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of university life.

The shortlist for THE Awards comes soon after Birmingham Newman’s library was also highlighted as a real asset, with a 95% student satisfaction rating in the 2023 National Student Survey – the highest in Birmingham for the sixth year running.

Chris Porter, Director of Library and Learning Services at Birmingham Newman University said: “I am both proud and delighted that the Times Higher has recognised the Library Team’s transformative efforts to improve the lives and experiences of our students by shortlisting us for this Award. During this year we implemented a huge amount of change, building on our rapid and successful pandemic response to deliver new models of service for the post-Covid world, and it is a pleasure to see that commitment acknowledged on the national stage.”

There are 20 categories in all, covering a wide range of university activity across leadership and management, administration, and academia focussing primarily on activity during the 2021-22 academic year.

This year’s ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday 7 December 2023 at the ACC in Liverpool.

For more information about Birmingham Newman Library and its services, please visit our website