The Prospects Postgraduate Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in UK postgraduate study. Categories recognise the most exciting developments in postgraduate education with best practice, originality and measurable results all critical in demonstrating success.


Best International Campaign

Impress us with a campaign to engage potential postgrad students from offshore markets. This can be print, online or an integrated campaign using a variety of marketing tools, PR techniques and communications channels. It may have been in multiple countries in multiple languages, a modification of a campaign originally created in the UK and re-launched in another country, or any variation in between.

Best University Campaign

This category presents the opportunity to showcase a campaign you have carried out to support your institution's position in the postgraduate arena. This could be a re-branding campaign, communication of a merger or promotion of a new project or initiative at the institution. This can incorporate a variety of marketing tools, PR techniques and communication channels.


Best Faculty Campaign

Any campaign focused on increasing the PG intake into a specific faculty. This can be using a variety of marketing tools, PR techniques and communication channels. Innovation and use of niche channels to reach a specific market segment is encouraged.

Best Prospectus

Printed or digital publication containing information on higher degrees and research opportunities. Judges will be looking for evidence of meeting legal requirements, presenting information in a clear, concise and attractive manner and cost-effective planning and production.


Best Website

This award recognises the talent of the best developers, designers and web marketing professionals. Best websites are selected by the user experience using criteria such as accessibility, design, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.

Best Business Partner

This category celebrates successful collaborations between employers and institutions working together to ensure postgraduate courses meet the needs of the business community. Judges will be looking for nominations from employers that demonstrate a cohesive and integrated approach to employability, bridging the gap between education and industry.

Best Careers and Employability Team

This category enables Careers and Employability teams to nominate their department for the outstanding work they do within the field of further study. This award requires entrants to highlight their work with students considering postgraduate study, their work with current postgraduates seeking advice and ways in which the team have worked with businesses to create work-related learning opportunities for postgraduates.

Best Postgraduate Teaching Team

Voted for by students on, this award focuses on teaching, learning and the postgraduate student experience.