The Heist Awards 2018: winners announced


The winners of the 2018 Heist Awards, organised by Havas Education, have been announced following an awards ceremony in Manchester last week.

The awards, now in their 28th year, recognise and reward the best work in education marketing.

The evening, hosted by comedian Alun Cochrane, saw awards handed out across a total of 15 categories. In each category Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes were awarded, with some entries also being highly commended.

Best Undergraduate Prospectus

  • Gold: University of Gloucestershire
  • Silver: University of Glasgow
  • Bronze: University of Leicester
  • Highly commended: Plymouth Marjon University

Best Prospectus from a Specialist Institution

  • Gold: Swansea College of Art UWTSD
  • Silver: Royal Academy of Dance
  • Bronze: Harper Adams University

Best Postgraduate Prospectus

  • Gold: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Bronze: Leeds Beckett University

Best Postgraduate Student Recruitment Initiative

  • Gold: University of Sunderland
  • Silver: University of the West of England
  • Highly commended: University of Stirling

Best Undergraduate Student Recruitment Initiative

  • Gold: Queens University Belfast
  • Silver: University of Sussex
  • Bronze: Leeds Beckett University
  • Highly commended: Pearson College London

Best International Initiative

  • Gold: University of Central Lancashire
  • Silver: Higher Education Academy
  • Bronze: Manchester Metropolitan University

Best Alumni, Development or Fundraising Initiative

  • Gold: Loughborough University

Best Marketing Initiative to Promote Research Excellence

  • Gold: Heriot-Watt University
  • Silver: Imperial College Business School
  • Bronze: Loughborough University
  • Highly commended: Harper Adams University

Best Use of Innovation in Education Marketing

  • Gold: Leeds Beckett University
  • Silver: Loughborough University (2 nominations)
  • Bronze: Oxford Brookes University

Best Internal Communications Campaign or Initiative

  • Gold: Nottingham Trent University
  • Silver: University of Manchester
  • Bronze: Leeds Trinity University

Best Community/Business Engagement Campaign

  • Gold: University of Sussex
  • Silver: Loughborough University
  • Bronze: University of Central Lancashire

Most Effective Use of Social Media

  • Gold: University of Hull
  • Silver: University Centre Hartpury
  • Bronze: Harper Adams University

Best Website

  • Gold: University of Sunderland
  • Silver: University of Hull
  • Bronze: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Best Low Budget Initiative

  • Gold: University of Nottingham
  • Silver: University of Glasgow
  • Bronze: Loughborough University
  • Highly commended: Edinburgh Napier University

Heist Awards’ Marketing Team of the Year

  • Gold: Plymouth Marjon University
  • Silver: University of Sunderland
  • Bronze: Keele University


Monday, 16 July 2018

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