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UHR provides top quality development, networking and communications to support Human Resources professionals in Higher Education in the UK.  We have built a reputation for well-researched innovation and informed opinion, and we contribute to policy formulation and debate at the highest levels of the sector.

Sandra Heidinger, UHR Chair

Awards for Excellence 2017 - Winners and Runners-up

On Thursday 11th May, we announced the winners and runners-up for the 2017 UHR Awards for Excellence.  

Business Effectiveness through Innovation

Runner up: University of Bath: The Tier 4 Worker Improvement Project Team

Winner: University of Surrey: People Planning Process (PPP)

Learning & Organisational Development

Runner up: University of Birmingham: People and Organisational Development Team

Winner: University of Exeter: The Exeter Academic

Equality and Diversity

Runner up: Aberystwyth University: Digital Skill Training Courses

Winner: University of Manchester: The “We Get It” Campaign

Exceptional HR

Runner up: University of Wolverhampton: Shaping our Culture

Winner: Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU): People Services team

You can see these and the shortlisted entries here. The awards were presented at the UHR conference gala dinner on Thursday 11 May 2017 in Newcastle. There's more information here about the categories. And in case you are thinking about 2018 already, you can Click here to download a 2017 entry form to guide your thinking.  


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UHR 2017 Conference

The 2017 UHR conference took place in Newcastle between 9-12 May 2017.

The UHR 2018 Conference will take place in Bristol, 22-25 May 2018.

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