Abingdon and Witney College awarded The Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Abingdon and Witney College Queen's Anniversary Prize

Abingdon and Witney College has received The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in the 11th round of the prestigious awards.

The College, one of Oxford Brookes University’s partner colleges, was awarded the prize for their Horse Management, Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management courses including the foundation degree and BSc programmes delivered in partnership with Oxford Brookes. The College is the only provider in the UK to have a well-established and working thoroughbred stud and offers equine training, linked to employment, from entry level to honours degrees.

It is such an honour to be recognised in this way and truly represents the hard work, dedication and innovation of all our staff, students and employer partners in the equine industry.

Teresa Kelly, Principal of Abingdon and Witney College

Teresa Kelly, Principal of Abingdon and Witney College said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize. It is such an honour to be recognised in this way and truly represents the hard work, dedication and innovation of all our staff, students and employer partners in the equine industry.”

In this round of awards, for higher and further education for 2014-16, 17 UK universities and just four colleges have been awarded prizes recognising a wide range of innovative work across many different disciplines. 

It has also been announced that Bridgwater College, another one of Oxford Brookes’ partner colleges, has also received the highly prestigious accolade. 

The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are awarded every two years to universities and colleges who submit work judged to show excellence, innovation, impact and benefit for the institution itself and for people and society generally in the wider world. 

Oxford Brookes University currently has around 1000 students on programmes taught by partner institutions. More information about Oxford Brookes’ undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation degrees taught at further education colleges can be found on the partnership courses webpages.