Promoting world-class excellence and chievement through The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education

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  • Twelfth round Prize-winners announced at St James's Palace 30th November 2017

    Story posted 01 December 2017

    Twenty-one UK universities and colleges of further education were announced as recipients of Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in the current - twelfth biennial - round of the scheme at an event hosted at St James’s Palace by The Royal Anniversary Trust. The Prizes are part of the honours system and are awarded every two years by The Queen on the Prime Minister’s advice. UK universities and colleges were invited in October 2016 to submit entries on any aspect of their work for assessment against the scheme’s criteria of excellence, innovation and practical benefit, to the institution itself and UK education, and to the UK economy and society and for public benefit in general.  The Trust, charged by the Palace and the Cabinet Offic...
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  • 11th Round Prize-winners Presentations at Buckingham Palace 25 February 2016

    Story posted 08 April 2016

    HRH The Prince of Wales, with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, presented Queen’s Anniversary Prizes on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to recipients of the award in the eleventh biennial round at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 25 February 2016. Afterwards Their Royal Highnesses gave a Reception for the leaders, staff and students from the institutions, together with other guests. www.royal.gov.uk www.bis.gov.uk www.scotland.gov.uk www.wales.gov.uk www.northernireland.gov.uk  ...
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  • 11th Round Prize-winners' Dinner at Guildhall 24 February 2016

    Story posted 08 April 2016

    The Royal Anniversary Trust hosted a Reception and Dinner at the Guildhall, City of London, on 24 February 2016 to mark the award of Queen’s Anniversary Prizes to 21 universities and colleges in the eleventh biennial round of this national honour.  Chairman of the Royal Anniversary Trust Damon Buffini gave an address welcoming the guests and Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills also spoke.  Between courses and as a finale a newly-formed choral group from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, “Rubythroat” led by Linda Hirst, performed a sung grace arranged by their Gold Medal student Harry Palmer and a varied repertoire of songs including works by Le Jeune, B...
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  • 11th Round Prize-winners announced at St James’s Palace 19 November 2015

    Story posted 08 April 2016

    Twenty-one institutions have tonight been announced as recipients of The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education in the eleventh biennial round of the scheme.  The announcement was made at an event held by kind permission of The Queen at St James’s Palace on 19 November 2015  by the Royal Anniversary Trust.   Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science said: “The UK is a world leader in science and research and The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes celebrate the achievements of our universities and colleges.  The outstanding work recognised with these awards brings benefits to the everyday lives of millions of people in the UK and beyond.”   The Prizes are awarded in The Queen...
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  • 10th Round Prize-winners Presentations At Buckingham Palace 27 February 2014

    Story posted 08 April 2016

    The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, made presentations to the 20 Tenth Round Prize-winners at an honours ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 27 February 2014.  Afterwards, the Queen and the Duke gave a reception in the Picture Gallery for the Prize-winners’ representatives, including staff, students, and other guests.   http://storify.com/BritishMonarchy/queensprize http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTHXG6O8rvw&feature=youtube_gdata...
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  • 10th Round Prize-winners Dinner at Guildhall 26 February 2014

    Story posted 08 April 2016

    On 26 February 2014, the Royal Anniversary Trust hosted a celebration dinner at Guildhall to mark the recognition of the twenty Prize-winning universities and colleges of further education in round ten of The Queen's Anniversary Prizes.  Kieran Poynter, Chairman of the Royal Anniversary Trust welcomed the 400 guests and The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy at the Cabinet Office, spoke about the criteria underpinning the award: excellence, innovation and impact. You can read the speeches here and here.    In between courses and as a finale for the evening the Guildhall Singers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama performed arias from operas by Delibes, Offenbach, Carmen, and Donizetti...
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  • Winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes announced

    Story posted 03 March 2014

    Obstetrics and neonatal practice; safeguarding of children; environmental and manufacturing engineering; human anatomy and surgery; bio-engineering and prevention of strokes 17 universities and 3 further education colleges win highest national honour in education Twenty institutions have tonight been announced as winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education.  The announcement was made by the Royal Anniversary Trust, at a reception hosted by the Trust at St James’s Palace by kind permission of Her Majesty the Queen. The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, said, “I warmly congratulate the twenty universities and colleges honoured in The Queen’s Annivers...
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  • Tenth round of the Prizes scheme

    Story posted 03 March 2014

    All entries in the tenth round of The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education have now been received.  The assessment process is under way and will lead to recommendations for these honours being made in the autumn followed by an official public announcement of the Prize-winning institutions in the second half of November 2013....
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