Who can enter?

All staff and students who are currently working or studying at the University of Manchester are eligible to enter or nominate in all categories. You can apply yourself or nominate someone else.

  • Recent alumni can enter in the following categories: Outstanding contribution to social innovation and environmental impact through enterprise; Outstanding contribution to widening participation; Outstanding contributing to environmental sustainability and Volunteer of the Year. Further details for alumni entries can be found under each specific award category.
  • External partners can enter the public and community engagement category.
  • Staff and students can nominate external partners in the outstanding public and community engagement category (outstanding public involvement).

The deadline for entries is midnight on 17 January 2022.

What happens to entries?

All entries are assessed by a judging panel. Winning and shortlisted entries are profiled on the University website and will be invited to a special awards ceremony, which will take place on 10 May 2022 and is hosted by the President and Vice-Chancellor.

How to apply?

Simply complete and submit the entry form by 17 January 2022.

Please note...

  • You can enter in more than one category. You must submit separate entries for each initiative and ensure the entry is written to meet the specific criteria of the category you are entering.
  • By submitting an entry form you are agreeing for any information about your initiative to be used by the University in publicity materials.
  • Only one entry per category/per initiative will be assessed, therefore there is no merit in seeking additional nominations for a specific initiative.
  • Full guidelines can be found on our entry guidelines page.