The University of Winchester snagged two prestigious nominations at the PQ Magazine Awards due to its innovative Accounting and Finance programme.

The university is in the running for Public Sector Accountancy College of the Year and its senior lecturer Lim Teoh is up for Lecturer of the Year.

The commendation highlighted the team's efforts in promoting student employability, practical learning, and digital skills. These efforts are mirrored in the programme's high employment-rate with 95 per cent of its graduates employed or furthering their studies.

The course also scored a 100 per cent positive response for the quality of teaching from the National Student Survey. Notably, Teoh, a taxation expert, utilises technology in teaching, including a virtual café mobile app to make learning interactive.

Sarah Moore-Williams, dean of the Faculty of Business and Digital Technologies and director of the University of Winchester Business School, who is a Chartered Certified Accountant, said: "These nominations highlight the excellence of our teaching in Accounting Finance and the imagination and dedication of our staff."

Dr Sabine Bohnacker-Bruce, head of department for Economics, Accounting and Finance, said: "These award nominations recognise the commitment to students and innovative teaching by the academics in our Accounting and Finance team."

The winners will be revealed on April 22 at Lio London.