THE University of Bradford has been nominated for two awards at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards.

Dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of higher education, the awards recognise talent and dedication across all aspects of university life.

The first award the University of Bradford is up for is Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year.

Dr Julie Thornton, senior lecturer in biomedical science, is one of just eight people shortlisted for the prize.

The second prize is Outstanding Marketing Communications Team, which has been recognised for its Don’t go to Bradford, Enjoy the Ride and Virtual Experience campaigns.

It is one of only six marketing teams in the running for the award.

Dr Thornton, recently appointed director of the Centre for Skin Sciences, said: “I was absolutely delighted to have been nominated for this award by my PhD students, and overjoyed to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award.

“It is truly rewarding to inspire, shape and invest in our future scientists and doctors and provide an approachable, supportive but challenging environment.”

Mark Garratt, director of External Affairs at the University of Bradford, added: “As a smaller university with limited budgets and resources, Bradford could have solely relied on tried and tested student campaigns and rankings, but instead has taken risks and demonstrated its expertise and talent through innovative videos, virtual tours, integrated campaigns and collaborative working practices.

"We are extremely proud to be nominated for the THE Awards.”

The winners will be announced at the THE Awards ceremony in London on Thursday, November 28.