There is just a fortnight left until the closing date for nominations to this year's STAR Awards for outstanding contributions to further education. The Learning and Skills Improvement Service, which is organising the awards, has urged colleges and learning providers to submit nominations by the July 9 closing date to avoid disappointment. This year's awards will be held on November 24 at the Ultimate Experience venue located in the Royal Hospital Gardens, Chelsea. To nominate: http:starawards. excellencegateway.org.uk.