School of Food Science and Nutrition Awarded ‘School of the Year’ in the Leeds Partnership Awards

This month the School of Food Science and Nutrition is celebrating being awarded the distinguished title of ‘School of the Year’ in the Leeds Partnership Awards.

The school was noted as receiving an incredible number of nominations and Faculty Awards, a factor which really made it stand out in the selection process. These coveted accolades celebrate those people who truly put into practice the Leeds Partnership – an agreement setting out our shared commitment to work together to support all aspects of our university community.

With 14 categories ranging from mentoring to innovation – as well as an overall award presented to a person or group who have had an exceptional impact – the awards are a wonderful opportunity to discover and celebrate the inspiring work of our staff and students.

This year’s ceremony took place online due to the continuation of lockdown restrictions with announcements being made via LUU’s Twitter feed’s. An online event however did nothing to dampen spirits with nominations and awards being shared and celebrated widely. The opportunity to mark all the amazing achievements of staff and students in the university was all the more poignant during what has often been a challenging year.

Alan Mackie, Head of School in Food Science and Nutrition, had this to say on receipt of the award:

We are a small school that puts staff and student wellbeing at the heart of what we do.

The school has fostered a strong community spirit, and this has been recognised by the partnership awards. We have been proactive in developing on campus activities for students and PGRs. As a result, they have been supportive of the school as demonstrated by the award of School of the Year. This is a team effort, and I am proud to lead such a fantastic group of people.