Left to proper: Chancellor Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE, Moroccan Ambassador to the UK HE Hakim Hajoui, Vice-Chancellor John Latham CBE, Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands Sir John Crabtree.
Coventry University’s unimaginable connections with international locations throughout the globe have been recognised in one in all the final awards in the identify of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious enterprise award, was awarded to Coventry University for its tireless work constructing relationships with establishments and firms all through the world, whereas additionally drawing hundreds of scholars from round the globe to its campuses throughout the UK.
The award was one in all the final Her Majesty The Queen would have authorized earlier than her loss of life in September final 12 months.
This 12 months The Queen’s Award will probably be renamed in tribute to her successor and son King Charles III, as the King’s Award for Enterprise.
The Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands, Sir John Crabtree OBE, was available to make the presentation at Coventry University’s new Delia Derbyshire constructing – a part of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities – on behalf of the monarch.
The award, in the class of International Trade, comes as there have been 15,565 worldwide college students from over 150 nationalities are learning throughout the Coventry University Group in 2021/22, making it the sixth largest greater schooling recruiter for worldwide college students in the UK.
Coventry University Group’s international outlook has additionally seen it set up a community of world hubs, in Brussels, Dubai, Singapore, Rwanda and Beijing, along with its campus in Wroclaw, Poland, and department campus in Egypt, in addition to a joint institute with Communication University of China that launched in September 2022.
Sir John Crabtree OBE paid tribute to the late Queen and met Coventry University Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Latham CBE, and the Chancellor, Dr Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE, to current the award to the college.
Sir John Crabtree OBE mentioned: “These awards have been launched in 1966 by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as she was very eager and decided to help British enterprise.
“Coventry University now has one in all the final awards she would have authorized.
“This 12 months’s winners will probably be the King’s Awards for Enterprise which suggests Coventry University will probably be in the final batch of The Queen’s Awards, which I feel may be very becoming.
“It is an actual accolade as a result of Coventry University has bought this award for a global give attention to jobs, abilities and work to welcome folks to our area.”
Dr Casely-Hayford CBE mentioned: “Sadly we misplaced our great monarch, the late Queen, final 12 months, so that is one in all the final awards that can ever be made and titled The Queen’s Award, which makes it much more particular.
“For us, this prestigious award actually is one thing we worth as a worldwide schooling group that’s dedicated to widening entry to high quality schooling.
“Our mission is creating higher futures and that’s not confined to those shores or to the folks of this nation. We passionately imagine in the energy of schooling to remodel lives throughout the world and communities and have 5 core values that assist us obtain that.
“Our worldwide college students deliver variety of thought, outlook, their method to points, all of which assist the college group and the wider group speed up optimistic change.”
Coventry University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Latham CBE mentioned: “This is the second time we now have received this award and that has occurred by way of innovation, expertise, teamwork and dedication. This occasion was an opportunity to have a good time our worldwide success but additionally replicate on the legacy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
“Students from 150 nations examine throughout our group – that is what Coventry is about. We’re a worldwide establishment making ready folks for a worldwide world as we transfer ahead. We’re so proud to have received this.”
The Moroccan Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Mr Hakim Hajoui, additionally attended the ceremony as the college prepares to open a department campus in Casablanca with The British Schools Educational Services Prives.