2019 Shortlist

The Education Awards 2020 shortlist of finalists has not yet been announced. View the 2019 shortlist below.

All 2020 entrants will be notified as to the status of their submissions in the weeks after the entry deadline date.

The winners will then be announced at the black tie gala awards ceremony which will be attended by hundreds of industry professionals.

Overall Excellence in Education

  • National College of Ireland (winner)

Best College of Business

  • DBS

  • J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway (winner)

Best College of Arts & Social Science

  • College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUI Galway (winner)

  • DBS

  • Department of Social Sciences, Institute of Technology Sligo

Best Third Level Institution

  • DBS

  • University College Cork (winner)

Best Business & Third Level Institution Collaboration

  • Deloitte & NUI Galway

  • Food and Consumer Testing Suite - Ulster University (winner)

  • Harvey Norman & DBS

  • Logistics Associate Apprenticeship Consortium – School of Management, Technological University Dublin

  • Pfizer & University College Cork

Business Collaboration Award

  • Cork College of Commerce

  • DBS & Harvey Norman

  • Employee Development Programme – TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus & Pfizer Newbridge (winner)

  • The College of Progressive Education & 4Front Pharmacy Solutions

  • Ulster University Professional Experience Programme

Best International Research Project Collaboration

  • ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology & Huawei

  • Library Network Support Services - Limerick Institute of Technology

  • Project Spraoi – Cork Institute of Technology & Auckland University of Technology (winner)

  • St. John's Central College

Best International Collaboration Project

  • 3EP Malaysia – UCD Innovation Academy

  • DBS & Kolej Poly-Tech MARA (KPTM)

  • Dundalk Institute of Technology & Heilbronn University (winner)

  • Global Student Programme - Dundalk Institute of Technology & RMIT University

  • HOT Project - College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland & Malawi Partners

  • International Library Project Network - Limerick Institute of Technology

  • Mary Immaculate College & St. John’s University, New York

Best Research Project

  • Douglas Matters - University College Cork

  • Home Works - DCU Institute of Education

  • LINC Consortium

  • Maybe There Is Another Way - University of Limerick

  • SepTec - Dublin City University (winner)

  • Sonic Histories of Cork City Project - University College Cork

International College Achievement Award

  • Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology 

  • Mary Immaculate College International Office (winner)

  • St. John's Central College

Best Erasmus Programme

  • Inchicore College of Further Education

  • RCSI

  • University College Cork

  • University of Limerick (winner)

Best Education Outreach Award

  • Certification in Preparatory Studies for Third Level - TU Dublin-Tallaght Campus & SDCP

  • DCU Connected University of Sanctuary Scholarships

  • Law Clinic - Magee Campus, Ulster University

  • NUI Galway Youth Academy


  • STEAM Bursary Initiative - Griffith College

  • Suite Science - UCD Explore

  • UCC PLUS+ Homework Clubs (winner)

  • UCD Future You Mentoring Programme

  • Women in STEM Campus Week – I Wish & Faculty of Engineering & Science, CIT

Best Language School

  • ACET

  • Atlas Language School

  • Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre

  • Cork English College (winner)

  • Donegal English Language School

  • Everest Language School

  • Galway Cultural Institute

  • The English Studio

  • Twin-Chapterhouse Dublin

Best Further Education Provider

  • Barrow Consultancy and Training
    City Colleges

  • CMIT

  • Cork College of Commerce

  • CSN College (winner)

  • DBS

  • Drogheda Institute of Further Education

  • Limerick College of Further Education

  • Pitman Training Ireland

  • The College of Progressive Education

Best Online Learning Experience

  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies Blended Learning Programme - Griffith College (winner)

  • Bridging the Digital Skills Gap Through Online Learning – Code Institute

  • Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development, NUI Galway

  • CMIT

  • LINC Consortium

  • Setanta College

  • Tallaght Training Centre

Career Impact Strategy Award

  • Breaking Barriers and Building Networks - National College of Ireland (winner)

  • BSc in the Manufacture of Medicinal Products – TU Dublin & GetReSkilled

  • Career Development Centre, NUI Galway

  • Civil@UL - University of Limerick

  • Cork College of Commerce

  • DBS

  • Griffith College

  • M.Sc. in Addiction Recovery - School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

  • Transition to Professional Life Module Suite - Dept of Economics & Careers Service, UCC

  • Work Placement Model Embedding Employability – Dundalk Institute of Technology

Best Academic Partnership

  • Cork Institute of Technology & Auckland University of Technology

  • Dundalk Institute of Technology & Heilbronn University

  • Project-Social - Ulster University

  • The SURE Network (winner)

  • Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin & Columbia University

Best Library Team

  • DBS

  • Limerick Institute of Technology (winner)

  • Southern Regional College

Best Marketing / Communications Team

  • City Colleges Group

  • Griffith College

  • J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway

  • LINC Consortium

  • Media & PR Office, UCC

  • National College of Ireland (winner)

  • Southern Regional College

  • University of Limerick

Student Engagement & Communications Award

  • Cork Institute of Technology

  • LINC Consortium (winner)

  • Southern Regional College

  • The Skills Centre, University College Cork

Best Student Experience Award

  • DBS

  • Experiential Learning Office - Maynooth University

  • GoGlobal@UL - University of Limerick

  • Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick

  • Project BeST, Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology (winner)

  • University College Cork

Best Student Campus Award

  • DBS

  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology  – Letterkenny Campus

  • University College Cork

  • University of Limerick (winner)

Best Use of Educational Technology/ICT Initiative of the Year

  • Apps for Active Learning – Ulster University

  • Blending Chemistry - School of Science and Computing, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (winner)

  • CMIT

  • Nurse Education - St.Vincent's University Hospital

  • Programme for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Spaces - Griffith College

  • Reflect Online Learning Portfolios - Dublin City University

  • South Eastern Regional College

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