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 the outstanding contribution to social innovation and environmental impact through enterprise; the outstanding contribution to widening participation, the outstanding contributing to environmental sustainability and the Volunteer of the Year categories.
  • 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 24 January 2021.

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 in 12 May 2021 and is hosted by the President and Vice-Chancellor.

How to apply?

Simply complete and submit the entry form by 24 January 2020.

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.
  • Full guidelines can be found on our entry guidelines page.