The Guardian University Awards 2016

How does a university stand out from the crowd? In a fast-growing sector with rising student numbers, expanding campuses and noisy social media, every university needs a surefire way to raise its profile.

And that’s where the Guardian University Awards come in. Winning an award highlights your achievements to the Guardian website’s 8 million daily readers around the world. Of those readers, one in five describes themselves as a student – exactly the people who need to know which universities are doing an especially great job.

All you have to do is pick a category in which you believe you stand out. The categories honour excellence in everything from teaching practice to beautiful buildings, and the awards offer universities a seal of approval for their most outstanding work.

Shortlisted entrants will receive:

Find out more about the awards and enter here.

The deadline for applications is 2 February 2016.

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