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University website scoops national award for excellence

17 June 2010 @TeesUniNews


We have won a national CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) Excellence Award in the category of Best Website, Microsite or Intranet.

The University’s Web Team, who work within Marketing & Student Recruitment, were shortlisted after taking part in a panel interview at the CIPR Public Relations Centre in London.

This year the CIPR Excellence Awards received over 750 entries across 27 categories.

Teesside was the only University to be shortlisted for an award, alongside national companies such as Nationwide Building Society, Sainsbury’s and McDonald’s.

The CIPR judges praised the team for the brand execution throughout the site, the innovative approach to design, video, photography and use of imaginative content.

Delivering impressive results The judges citation said of the University’s website: ‘Launched to take advantage of a new name and brand for the University, this website delivered impressive results in terms of year-on-year improvements to all sections of the site.

‘Showing good use of social media, including an active presence on Facebook and Twitter, this is a site that delivered against all its objectives in a fun, refreshing and lively way. All the more impressive given the tight deadlines and the even tighter budget.’

Professor Graham Henderson, Vice-Chancellor of Teesside University, said: 'I am very proud of the achievements of my colleagues. The University has consciously set out to make a step change in the look, feel and functionality of our website and the skill and imagination they have shown fully deserves this recognition. I am thrilled to share in their success.'

The CIPR Excellence Award comes hot on the heels of the University’s recent win of two silvers and a gold at the Heist Awards for higher education marketing.

Universities UK WeekSharon Bimson, Assistant Director in Marketing & Student Recruitment, said: ‘It is very exciting to see external professionals are seeing our work as one of the best in the country, further endorsed by the Heist awards.’

Teesside is also the current holder of the title of Times Higher Education University of the Year.

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Website award
Northern Echo, 23/06/2010
Teesside University has been given a Chartered Institute of Public Relations excellence award in recognition of its website.