May 2022

Progressive university partnership sponsors top emerging talent awards

By Melanie Hall

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University College Birmingham and the University of Warwick have partnered up to headline sponsor the region’s top awards for recognising emerging talent.

The universities are reinforcing their joint commitment to enhancing the economic growth of the West Midlands by sponsoring the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Future Faces Annual Dinner and Awards.

The highly-anticipated awards ceremony celebrating young professionals’ achievements will return this summer and will see guests celebrate live from the ICC in Birmingham on Friday 26 August at 7pm.

"We are thrilled for them to be such an integral part of celebrating young professionals' achievements"

Jodie-Lee Perks Manager, Future Faces

University College Birmingham, winner of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards University of the Year 2022 award, and the University of Warwick, which accredits many of the former’s undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, will join Aston University as headline sponsors, showcasing support from the region’s key educational institutions.

José Lopes, Executive Director of External Engagement at University College Birmingham, said: “University College Birmingham and our partners, the University of Warwick, are proud to serve as headline sponsor for this year's Future Faces Awards.

Find out more and apply for a Future Faces award here

“As two distinctive higher education institutions dedicated to both developing the next generation and meeting the needs of our local economy, we are keen to support the Chamber in opening doors for young professionals and entrepreneurs in Greater Birmingham to excel and make a real difference in their sectors.

“Our commitment to enhancing employment and economic growth within the West Midlands and beyond is backed by our universities’ growing partnership, which aims to widen access to our shared employer networks and learning resources, alongside offering progression routes which capitalise on our individual strengths.

“The outstanding opportunities provided for young people through Future Faces align superbly with this same mission, and we are delighted to support this celebration of those leading lights who are the future of our region's success.”

Jodie-Lee Perks, manager of Future Faces, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that two of the most celebrated higher education institutions in the region have become the headline sponsors of the Future Faces Annual Dinner and Awards 2022.

“University College Birmingham and the University of Warwick have come together in a powerful partnership, and after visiting University College Birmingham’s state-of-the-art facilities recently, we are thrilled for them to be such an integral part of celebrating young professionals' achievements.”

To apply for an award and find out more, click here.

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