The finalists have been unveiled for this year’s Prospects Postgraduate Awards, which saw more than a hundred universities, businesses and students enter.

The Prospects Postgraduate Awards are the only annual accolades solely dedicated to celebrating best practice and the most exciting developments in UK postgraduate education.

Among the businesses and agencies shortlisted are GlaxoSmithKline, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The Reach Centre Ltd, SMRS and Media Minds.

Forging ahead are Buckinghamshire New University, Aston University, University of Glasgow, University of Brighton and Birmingham City University – all of which have been shortlisted more than once.

Anyone who has an impact on postgraduate education is recognised in the Awards, which is why a new accolade has been introduced this year for ‘Best Careers and Employability Team’. Six institutions have been shortlisted for this award, which recognises and rewards the careers services who facilitate work-related learning opportunities for postgraduates.

The Prospects Postgraduate Award winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Monday 10 November 2014 at The Midland Hotel, Manchester, where finalists will enjoy a gala lunch and networking opportunities.

Mike Hill, chief executive of Prospects said: “We’re delighted at the response to these awards, which are only in their second year but already building momentum. The calibre of entries demonstrates the commitment and passion of the teams involved. I look forward to the awards ceremony and wish all of those shortlisted good luck.”

The Prospects Postgraduate Awards are sponsored by University Business. The judging panel includes representatives from the NUS, Association of Graduate Recruiters and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

For more information or tickets for the awards visit You can follow The Prospects Postgraduate Awards @postgradawards