Social Responsibility

Outstanding contribution to social enterprise


Hamza Arsbi, MSc International Development, Global Development Institute

The Science League

Hamza founded the Science League to improve access to quality education and provide students with knowledge and skills to face global challenges, from increasing cross-cultural understanding to improving water security and renewable energy.

The Science League aims to support formal education through supplemental programmes and the development of affordable educational tools. Since 2012, it has developed five educational curricula for informal education and provided programmes to over 3000 students from underprivileged communities and Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Hamza says: "The Making a Difference Award provided me with a great feeling of support and recognition for my work. As an international student, this award made me feel at home in Manchester and gave me the boost I needed to continue my work.

Watch Hamza's film.

Highly Commended

Cheryl Latham, MBA, Alliance Manchester Business School

Brighter World UK

Cheryl Latham launched Brighter World Energy giving UK energy customers the opportunity to tackle the global energy crisis. For every 2,000 UK energy customers that switched, the company installed a solar powered microgrid in a village in Africa.

Highly Commended

Helen Power and external partners Paul Bower and Amanda Finch, Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Levenshulme Market CIC

The team behind Levenshulme Market CIC formed the market in 2013 in response to the Portas report and following a failed council market. It now employs five staff delivering over 50 markets a year, investing its profits into the community.

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