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We are delighted to announce that Professor James Arthur has won the 2015 Founders' Award for Excellence in the area of Policy Advancement for his outstanding work with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues which has directly contributed to policy development in the area of character education. The award was presented at a dinner hosted by the Chancellor on Thursday 16th July 2015.

Now in their sixth year, these awards celebrate the very best academic work in the University. The four award categories are Academic, Policy, and Business Advancement, and an award for Outstanding Early-Career Academic. Whilst each award recognises a different area of expertise, all recognise work which has contributed to the advancement of the University’s reputation both nationally and internationally.

The Founders’ Awards are named after some of our most influential founders and benefactors, and demonstrate that their principles and vision of a “great school of universal instruction” where our ground-breaking research has true benefits locally, nationally, and internationally, are as alive today as they were in 1900, continuing to guide and inspire the University.