Shortlisted entrants 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 full list of all the shortlisted entrants in each of the categories. The winners and highly commended entrants will be announced at our Awards ceremony on 11 May 2016, in the University's Whitworth Hall.

Outstanding benefit to society through research

Professor Michael Dixon, Faculty of Life Sciences and Professor Jill Clayton-Smith, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

Genetic discovery and counselling for cleft lip/palate

Tariq Aslam, MHS Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

Respiratory aid for Infants ( Rafi-tone) - Using sound analysis and gamification to transform compliance with spacer devices

Professor Claire Alexander, School of Social Sciences

History Lessons/History Matters: creating a diverse history curriculum

Professor D Gareth Evans, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

Breakthrough therapy that improves survival and quality of life for patients with rapidly growing tumours

Outstanding teaching innovation in social responsibility

Dr Christine Furber, School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work

Delivering inspirational midwifery: Understanding communities and cultures

Dr Holly Shiels, Faculty of Life Sciences and Dr Rachel Webster, Manchester Museum

Learning through objects

Elaine Lockton, Jenna Ashton, Catherine Adams and Jacqueline Gaile, School of Psychological Sciences

Telling tales: speech, language, science and creativity

Manchester Leadership Programme Team, Student Development & Community Engagement Division, Directorate for the Student Experience

The Manchester Leadership Programme

Outstanding contribution to social enterprise (emerging)

Dr Jenna Ashton, School of Arts Languages and Cultures

DWAN – Digital Women’s Archive North

Dr Gill Green, Institute of Population Health

STORM® CIC: Enhancing skills, saving lives

Dr Nicola Banks, School of Environment, Education and Development

Motorbike taxi savings and employment scheme

Inspiring communities: public involvement

Alisa Donnelly

Public contributor for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)

Indira Mclean and Marianne Rushton, Bolton College

Teaching infection awareness via English lesson for non-native English speakers

University of Manchester Legal Advice Centre, School of Law

Legal Advice Centre

Inspiring communities: staff involvement

The Prometh3us Programme Team, Alliance Manchester Business School

The Prometh3us programme: Executive leadership for the 3rd sector

Emma Carter-Brown, Jonathan Lillie, Vesna Higginbotham, Ruth Rawling, Julie Rafferty, Philippa Stirk, Elaine Jones, Emily Hough, Emma Moores, School of Environment, Education and Development

Read with SEED

The 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 involvement

Sarah Haughey, Student, School of Social Science

M32 Group breakfast club

Muhammad Ilyas Nagdee, Student, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Ramaden tent project

Outstanding public engagement initiative

Dr Stephanie Snow, Professor Stuart Allan, Professor Pippa Tyrrell, Faculty of Life Sciences

Stoke stories of self

Madagascar Medical Expedition Team: James Penney, Hannah Russell, Anthony Howe, Cortland Linder, Stephen Spencer, Manchester Medical School

Madagascar Medical Expedition

Ed Watts, The Whitworth

Danger! Men at work

Undergraduate Speech and Language Therapy Society, School of Psychological Science

Giving voice campaign, Speech & Language Therapy Society

Professor Andreas Prokop, Faculty of Life Science

Improving school biology lessons by using the fruit fly Drosophila as a powerful, curriculum-relevant teaching tool

Dr. Lidija McKnight, Dr. Campbell Price, Dr. Stephanie Atherton-Woolham, Anna Bunney and Victoria Grant, Collaboration between Faculty of Life Sciences and Manchester Museum

Gifts for the Gods: animal mummies revealed

Benjamin Shaw, School of Physics and Astronomy

The Jodcast

Outstanding contribution to equality and diversity

Dr Hema Radhakrishnan, Faculty of Life Sciences

Equality and diversity drive in Faculty of Life Sciences

Chad McGitchie, Whitworth and Manchester Museum

Inclusion through recruitment

Yasmin Mannan, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The refugee conversation club/Mancunion

Outstanding professional support services, library and cultural institutions’ support for social responsibility

Wendy Gallagher, The Whitworth and Manchester Museum

Health and culture programme

Siobhan Cartwright, Manchester Medical School

Manchester catholic chaplaincy foodbank and Ladybarn community centre

Joanne Jacobs, Student Recruitment and International Development, Directorate for the Student Experience

Equity and Merit scholarship programme

Colin Baines, Paul Jordan, Catherine Davies, Richard Cutting, Adrian Parker, Steve Olivier, Diane Masterson-Kerr, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

EPS technical apprentice programme

Julia Riley, Jamie Sloan, Naomi Smith, Alan Parlane, Hilary Kay, Christian Knight, Sofiya Mohamed, Jennifer Brooks, Ruth Grutzbauch, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre – education and interpretation

Michelle Kipling, Alliance Manchester Business School

Business in the Community (BiTC) Business Class Partnership with Whalley Range and Levenshulme High School Trust

Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability

Henry McGhie, David Gelsthorpe, Rachel Webster, Dmitri Logunov and Alex Bird, Manchester Museum

North West natural history museums partnerships’

Katie Thorp, Estates and Facilities

FoodinResidence - reduction of food waste

Anna Gilchrist, School of Environment, Education and Development

The tree musketeers

Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation

Inspiring Futures Team

Charlotte Beswick: ‘Inspiring futures’ schools event 2015

Careers Service Widening Participation Team

Widening particpation work

Illyas Nagdee, Student, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Sustained commitment to widening participation work is over a period of time.

Jonathan Davies, Teresa Smith, Francesca Barclay, Alan Jack, Ray Richmond, Angela Summers, Caroline Sales, Rebecca Craven , Gareth Brock, Iain Pretty, School of Dentistry

Dental simulation day at the School of Dentistry

Omer Ali, Student, Manchester Medical School

Widening participation activities