Arden University has won Education Business of the Year in the EducationInvestor Global Awards 2020 – the annual celebration of the very best education businesses in the UK.
The Coventry-based university was one of 11 outstanding education providers shortlisted for the Grand Prix honour which was independently judged by esteemed industry professionals from across the sector.
The university’s winning submission showcased how it had continued to support its online and blended learning students and welcome more of them on to its courses in 2020 – despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor Carl Lygo, Arden University’s vice-chancellor and CEO, accepted the award in an interactive virtual ceremony.
He said: “This award is a testament to the tremendous hard work of all my colleagues and students at Arden University. We have been a pioneer of online learning for 30 years and during the pandemic we have grown by over 50%, developed nine new Schools, enhanced academic quality and invested in some great EdTech to help our students further. The judging panel comprises of industry experts so it is extra special to have their endorsement for all our hard work. It is a great time to be at Arden University, we have ambitious plans and are really excited for 2021.”
Arden University, a leading online degree provider, has its HQ in Middlemarch Park, Coventry, and supports more 12,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the UK and worldwide.
Delivering both fully online, as well as blended learning programmes which combine online learning with face-to-face, lecturer-led teaching at its six study centres in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Berlin.
The EducationInvestor Global Awards champion organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding commitment and contribution to the industry in 2019/20 as well as those who have shown agility and resilience in the face of a challenging year.