Date of release: Thursday, April 7, 2016

The university has been shortlisted for three prestigious prizes in the Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards.

The publication has named Greenwich as a contender for top prizes in the categories of Outstanding International Strategy, Outstanding Library Team and Outstanding Departmental Administration.

Global Greenwich, an initiative to extend the university's qualifications to students around the world, is in the running for the Outstanding International Strategy award.

Greenwich is the UK's leading provider of transnational education, with 16,500 students studying in 40 partner institutions. From Trinidad to Tanzania, they come together in one community, supported by high-quality training for their lecturers, full-time Greenwich staff on the ground, summer schools, joint symposia, PhD scholarships and shared research.

The specialist staff behind the university's new Stockwell Street library are on the shortlist for the Outstanding Library Team award. They support the learning of over 10,000 students, offering state-of-the-art technology and academic skills training alongside an extensive collection of books and journals, in a multi award-winning contemporary building.

The Employability Team in the university Business School has been shortlisted for the university's third award: Outstanding Departmental Administration team. It has boosted the career opportunities of over 3,000 students, offering personalised one-to-one support services, including CV workshops, interview training, career mentoring, internships and placements. This is backed by an innovative Employability Dashboard, a one-stop shop for students to keep track of all the support open to them, make appointments and search for vacancies.

Professor David Maguire, university Vice-Chancellor, says: "This unprecedented number of nominations for the university illustrates the energy, expertise and enthusiasm of our staff. They provide excellent services to students in the UK and around the globe. I am enormously proud of them."

The university has been a regular at Times Higher awards ceremonies in recent years. Its Natural Resources Institute carried off the prize for Outstanding International Collaboration in 2014 and it has won eight other THE awards. This year, Greenwich's entry was picked from hundreds of other nominations submitted across 16 categories covering a wide range of activities in Higher Education.

The full shortlist is published in today's (7 April) issue of Times Higher Education, and is available on the awards website: http://www.thelmawards.co.uk.

Story by Public Relations.