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Published on 06 July 2023

University of Sunderland HEIST award winners
University of Sunderland HEIST award winners

The University of Sunderland has been recognised at a prestigious marketing awards dubbed the ‘Oscars of higher education’.

The annual HEIST - Higher Education Information Services Trust - event celebrates excellence in marketing, public relations and advertising for universities and colleges across the UK. 

The University has been awarded bronze for Best Event Experience for its Applicant Day 2022. 

Francesca Carey, Director of Home Student Recruitment at the University of Sunderland, said: “Each year, the HEIST Awards provide the higher education sector with an opportunity to share and recognise best practice across marketing activity, student recruitment events and outreach initiatives.

“At the University of Sunderland, we have made a focused effort to personalise our pre-applicant and applicant experiences, to ensure that each touchpoint is meaningful and authentic.

“We are delighted to win this award for our applicant days, as we know that getting these right will make a huge difference to students.”

Winners were announced at a Gala evening dinner at the Kimpton Clocktower in Manchester last night (Thursday 13 July).