Heriot-Watt wins Outstanding Human Resources Team Award

Heriot-Watt University has won the Outstanding Human Resources Team category at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2013.

The award recognises the commitment and alignment of the Human Resource Development team to the University's strategy, in particular in the areas of Research Intensification, Learning and Teaching and Internationalisation.

The judges praised Heriot-Watt's winning entry for exhibiting "clarity in what they are doing in human resources", and said they were "pleased to see a range of different HR approaches that were clearly aligned to the University's strategy".

John Gill, Times Higher Education editor said: "Hard work, creativity and a steady nerve are essential qualities for those leading our universities, and the winners of our awards have all three in spades. Our universities are fortunate to have such superb individuals and teams leading the way, and it is a privilege to bring them into the spotlight at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards."

THE Award Outstanding Human Resources Team 2013Members of the HRD team received the prize at the awards ceremony in London last week. Other awards included prizes for the Outstanding University Fundraising Initiative, Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year, and Outstanding Departmental Administration Team.

Mark Adderley, Director of Human Resources, said, "This prize reflects the contribution of the whole Human Resource Development team to the University's strategy via innovative schemes such as the Global Platform and Crucible, the Spirit of Heriot-Watt Awards and the ongoing support to our international campuses. After the very busy last 12 months, it is fantastic that the whole team can be recognised in this way."