Alliance Awards 2024

The Alliance Awards are back and better than ever! The same seven awards categories, the same night of celebration, all in a new location – this year at the University of West London in Ealing.

The awards are our chance to celebrate the amazing work of colleagues, students and teams across the alliance. Each award recognises a person or team who have made an outstanding contribution to professional and technical higher education, in line with the University Alliance core values: integrity, professionalism, innovation, collaboration and fun. 

Read our guide to nominations here (automatic download, PDF)
Find out about last year’s winners here.
Find out about last year’s shortlisted nominees here.

Nominations open: 25 April 2024

Nominations close: 23:59, 7 June 2024

Awards ceremony: Tuesday 10 September 2024 

The winners will be announced at the Alliance Awards evening on 10th September. Hosted by the University of West London, the evening of celebration will include guest speakers, entertainment and dinner. 

Here’s a reminder of the awards categories:

The Braveheart Award, sponsored by UCAS 

For the team or individual that have demonstrated conviction and integrity in their actions and decisions. 

The Professionals Award 

For the team or individual who have demonstrated true professionalism and positivity in the face of adversity. 

The Innovation Award, sponsored by Duolingo

For the team or individual who have come up with solutions and innovations to the biggest most difficult problems or challenges. 

The Alliance Award 

For the team or individual who have demonstrated great collaborative working whilst respecting and embracing different viewpoints. 

The Star Award 

For the team or individual who have ensured that have motivated others through their ability to stay upbeat, even in the toughest of times. 

The Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) Alumni award 

For the DTA alumnus who has demonstrated their commitment to one or more of the UA principles of: openness and honesty, professionalism and positivity, solutions-focused and impactful working, democratic and collaborative behaviour, an attitude that encourages fun and enjoyment – taking them forward from the DTA programme into their post PhD activities.  

The Technology One Lifetime Achievement Award  

For the individual who has delivered a lifetime of exceptional service to their institution, students and to the higher education sector as a whole.