Social Responsibility


Making a Difference Awards winners 2016

We received over 150 entrants for our Making a Difference Awards 2016 and the judges had a very difficult job selecting a shortlist. Below is a list of some of the winners. Find out what winning a Making a Difference Award means to them.

Outstanding benefit to society through research
Professor Claire Alexander, School of Social Sciences
History Lessons/History Matters: creating a diverse history curriculum

Outstanding teaching innovation in social responsibility
Dr Holly Shiels, Faculty of Life Sciences and Dr Rachel Webster, Manchester Museum
Learning Through Objects

Inspiring Communities: staff
The CPR World Record Attempt Team: Patricia Conaghan (SNMSW), Christopher Cutts (Pharmacy), Lucy Hallam (Students' Union), Sara Harris (NWAS), Janet Makin (University First Aid), Millie Loxton & Emma Richardson (Volunteering Team), Ellen Stephenson (Sports Volunteering), Katy Lenney & Ella Berrington (NursSoc) World Record Attempt: most people in a CPR relay

Inspiring Communities (student)
Ilyas Nagdee, student in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Ramaden Tent Project

Outstanding public engagement initiative (staff)
Collaboration between Faculty of Life Sciences and Manchester Museum
Dr. Lidija McKnight, Dr. Campbell Price, Dr. Stephanie Atherton-Woolham, Anna Bunney and Victoria Grant

Outstanding public engagement initiative (cultural institutions)
Ed Watts, The Whitworth
Danger! Men at Work

Outstanding professional support services support for social responsibility
Michelle Kipling, Alliance Manchester Business School
Business in the Community (BiTC) Business Class Partnership with Whalley Range and Levenshulme High School Education and Leadership Trust

Outstanding contribution to widening participation (staff)
Careers Service Widening Participation Team
Widening particpation work

Outstanding contribution to widening participation (student)
Ilyas Nagdee, student in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Sustained commitment to widening participation work over a period of time

Outstanding contribution to social enterprise
Dr Nicola Banks, School of Environment, Education and Development
Motorbike taxi savings and employment scheme

Inspiring Communities: public
Winner
Indira Mclean and Marianne Rushton, Bolton College
Teaching infection awareness via English lessons for non-native English speakers

Outstanding public engagement initiative: students
Winner
Madagascar Medical Expedition Team: James Penney, Hannah Russell, Anthony Howe, Cortland Linder, Stephen Spencer—Manchester Medical School
Expedition to Madagascar

Outstanding contribution to equality and diversity
Winner
Chad McGitchie, The Whitworth and Manchester Museum
Inclusion through recruitment

Outstanding professional support services, library and cultural institutions’ support for social responsibility: cultural institutions
Winner
Wendy Gallagher, The Whitworth and Manchester Museum
Health and Culture Programme

Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability
Winner
Anna Gilchrist, School of Environment, Education and Development
The Tree Musketeers

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