The Queen's Awards Magazine 2016

106-130_award_holders_Queen's Awards 24/06/2016 08:25 Page 111

AWARD HOLDERS 2012 - 2015

Coventry University Coventry university is one of only a select few higher education institutions in the history of The Queen’s awards to be honoured. Last year, in The awards 50th anniversary, Coventry university was recognised in the international Trade category for 'continuous achievement' since 2009. The award acknowledged a number of areas of excellence in the university in addition to the scale of its activity including: n preparing students for global leadership n staff and student mobility n online international learning n supporting internationalisation of local and regional businesses n applied research n professional development for internationalisation. The University draws students from almost 150 different nations – making it one of largest recruiters of international students in the UK. In addition it operates one of the UK’s largest teaching programmes abroad with over 12,500 students studying for a Coventry award at 45 different partners in 26 different countries – and it has a sector leading international enhancement agenda including all students being offered an international experience – with a target that by 2020 half of students will have studied overseas. Dr David Pilsbury, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for International Development, said: ‘’The growth in scale and breadth of our international activities is something we're immensely proud of and it is wonderful to have it recognised by receiving the UK's most prestigious business and enterprise award’’. ‘’The University has embedded 'international' in all that we do, opening up new and exciting global opportunities and partnerships for the benefit of students, staff and other stakeholders. We are delighted that the talent and relationships we

The new Science and Health Building

David Pilsbury and Colonel George Marsh TD of Her Majesty’s West Midlands Lieutenancy at the award's presentation

Students outside of The Hub

bring enrich the city, the region and the UK as a whole, and we look forward to further successes as we continue to roll out our 2020 international strategy’’. Looking ahead, Clive Winters, Associate Pro- Vice-Chancellor for Public Relationships, said: ‘’Our aim is to continually enhance and extend the international experience of our students. The award is one of a number of recent and significant achievements for the University, which include being ranked 15th in The Guardian University Guide 2016 , voted the Times Higher Education Awards 2015 University of the Year and being recognised as ‘Modern University of the


Year’ by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for three consecutive years in 2014, 2015 and 2016.” Exciting times lie ahead for Coventry University. After the £55 million investment in a new Engineering and Computing Building and the £35 million in The Hub student centre a further £400 million is being spent on the estate including the Science and Health Building that will open in early 2017 to provide state-of-the-art facilities for health and biosciences teaching and research. £1 billion of its own funds are being invested over the next seven years in staff and estates including recruiting 400 new senior staff as part of an ambitious research strategy (over 200 have already been engaged) and £150 million spent on new research infrastructure.

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Left to right: Clive Winters Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Public Relationships, Dr David Pilsbury Deputy Vice-Chancellor for International Development and John Latham, Vice-Chancellor

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