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Cardiff Met shortlisted for prestigious education awards

​News | 7 September 2023

Cardiff Metropolitan University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, recognising stand out work across food industry innovation, STEM, research, and equality and diversity.

Cardiff Met’s four THE Award nominations are:

  • Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Diversity and Anti-Racist Professional Learning (DARPL)
  • Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year – Project Helix, ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre (FIC)
  • Most Innovative Teacher of the Year – Dr Esyin Chew, Cardiff School of Technologies
  • Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year – Dr Jenny Mercer, Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met is joint top with the most nominations of universities across the UK and leads the number of nominations in Wales.

The Times Higher Education Awards celebrate the achievements of universities across the UK, honouring the world-leading research and outstanding individuals making a difference in higher education.

Speaking about the nominations, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University, Professor Cara Aitchison said: “Our place in the shortlist for the THE Awards is brilliant recognition of the exceptional work happening across our University. We look forward to the ceremony in December and hope our colleagues’ hard work is honoured with a win.”

In 2021, Cardiff Met was awarded the UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021, THE’s most prestigious award, which recognised the University’s exceptional growth, diversification and improvement as a progressive and values-driven organisation, with an excellent student experience and staff culture, producing impactful research and innovation.​