The University of Bath was one of the 6 universities which received a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) nomination for Outstanding International Strategy. Andy, Katja, Lorna and I had been invited to the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in London. Bath‘s Open Day happened to be the same day, so it took us over 3 and a half hours to get to the ceremony and the festivities were just starting when we arrived.
Being shortlisted was already a fantastic accomplishment. This is about the whole university's hard work and the dedication of everyone in delivering aspects of our very ambitious international vision.
The evening was also an opportunity to catch up with former colleagues. I bumped into my former line manager and she told me how proud she was of my achievements.
We did not win in the end. But this was a good opportunity for us to showcase Bath's rapid transformation to the sector. We had a very enjoyable evening with our colleagues from the Planning team, who were also short-listed for an award!