School of Jewellery Awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prize!

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Birmingham City University (BCU) has been named as the winner of a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of the School of Jewellery’s proud history of innovation, stretching back almost 130 years.

The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes recognise outstanding work by UK colleges and universities that shows quality & innovation and which deliver real benefit to the institution itself as well as the wider world. They are the highest national Honour awarded in UK further and higher education and are granted by The Queen every two years. The School of Jewellery’s award forms part of the 13th biennial round of prizes for 2018-20.

The award was announced during a reception hosted at St James’s Palace on 21st November 2019.

BCU Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Plowden said:

The School of Jewellery is the largest school of its kind in Europe and one of the most highly regarded in the world. It has enjoyed a long history of innovation and achievement, as recognised by the many awards it has won, including the Goldsmiths’ national College Trophy for each of the last three years. A Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a fitting recognition of the school’s past, present and future achievements, as it approaches its 130th anniversary next year.

The University will receive its medal and certificate at a separate ceremony later in the academic year.

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