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Success for SEWS at IHE Awards 2023

The SEWS team (L-R, Sarah Bailey, Nadia Michail, Victoria Hurley and Sara Sackey).

On the evening of Tuesday, the 28th of November in the magnificent Grade II listed One Great George Street, Bloomsbury Institute was absolutely delighted to win the IHE 2023 award for ‘Supporting Student Success’.

The annual IHE Awards celebrate the wealth and breadth of innovation and excellent practice taking place in independent providers across nine different categories. Judges from Advance HE and AMOSSHE, the professional association for leaders of Student Services, had the challenging task of judging a record-breaking 50 nominations.

Sarah Bailey who leads the Bloomsbury Institute’s award-winning Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) team recognised the significant contribution of the entire team who support students to succeed every single day of the year.

She said: “The team works tirelessly to ensure not one of our students is left behind, that all obstacles or barriers that have the potential to hold them back are removed proactively. This award is a recognition of the impact that the team, and indeed Bloomsbury Institute is making to our students’ lives.”

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This award is a recognition of the impact that the team, and indeed Bloomsbury Institute is making to our students’ lives.

Sarah Bailey
Director of SEWS

Pipping the awesome Chickenshed Theatre Company and Point-Blank Music School to the post, the judges were particularly impressed with:

Victoria, Sara and Nadia with the SEWS team’s trophy.
  • Peer support being at the centre of the team’s work, this being evident throughout the submission.
  • Consideration of changing needs throughout the student journey, anticipating the kinds of challenges that students might face at different times
  • The use of data within interventions to unearth trends
  • Collaboration across departments to create a community that is aware and responsive to students’ mental health needs.

Here at Bloomsbury, we know that good education is always challenging, and our students are certainly challenged here, but they are also cared for, supported, and nurtured on their path to a brighter future. We help individuals to identify the things that hold them back, and together we work to overcome them.

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