Why participate?

Winning a Prize has many practical benefits for a university or college, starting with enhanced profile and reputation. It can help attract students and staff to your institution. It can open up business and partnership and funding opportunities. It can provide fresh incentive and motivation that gives a boost to the whole institution.


Past winners come from all parts of the further and higher education scene. Each has a story to tell about how being a Queen’s Anniversary Prize-winner has helped them in a wide variety of practical ways.

Some of these are highlighted below. For a full list of past Prize-winners and details of their entries, please click here. To see how their successes are celebrated please click here.

University of East Anglia
“Since the award, the School of Environmental Sciences has seen a 40% increase in the number of students applying to study, and two substantial funding grants have been received in the School’s area of work.”
– Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor
Newcastle College
“The Prize has been widely celebrated across the region and assures students that they will receive a high-quality educational experience culminating in guaranteed employment.”
– Tony Lewin, Principal
Weston College
“The Prize generated significant press coverage and underlined the college’s success in enabling learners with special educational needs and disabilities to gain employment.”
– Dr Paul Phillips, Principal and Chief Executive
Help us celebrate the Prizes scheme and your achievement in it

If you are a previous winner and have a story to share, for example an update on your winning entry, please get in touch by sending an email to info@royalanniversarytrust.org.uk.


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