Dr Jonathan Nicholls Memorial Essay Prize

Published: 4 November 2022

The competition will take creative but practical proposals to improve HE institutions

Colleagues are invited to take part in the Dr Jonathan Nicholls Memorial Essay Prize. The prize is open to all professional services and academic staff at any level, to staff in associated HE organisations, plus undergraduate, post graduate or doctoral students.

Entrants are asked to write an essay of 3,000 to 5,000 words on 'Higher Education Reimagined: identify one innovative idea that would transform HE institutions for the better and consider how we make it happen in practice.'

The judging panel, which is chaired by Nicola Dandridge, former Chief Executive of OfS and UUK, and is particularly interested in proposals that produce creative but practical and realistic solutions to the issues identified.

The prize consists of a £1,000 and publication in the journal, Perspectives, and will be awarded at a special ceremony in central London in June 2023.

The competition is in honour of Dr Jonathan Nicholls, former Chair of the Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA) and registrar at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham and was latterly Registrary at the University of Cambridge from 2007 to 2016. 

First published: 4 November 2022