Why get involved?

The Making a Difference Awards are an opportunity for your commitment and successes to be recognised and celebrated.

This past 18 months has seen University life challenged in ways previously unthinkable. The impact of Covid-19 continues to reverberate, yet in face of this our staff, our students, our alumni and external partners have pulled together and achieved remarkable things. Now is your opportunity to tell us about them…

The Awards can raise your profile and, maybe more importantly, the profile of the initiative that you are supporting.

Previous winners and highly commended recipients say how receiving a Making a Difference Award has helped develop their projects, highlighted the impact of their work, provided well-deserved recognition to those involved and in some cases secured further resources.

The Awards provide a platform to share some of the very best social responsibility activities from across the University and celebrate the University’s and individual's contribution to wider society. By entering the Awards you can help make a difference by driving change and inspiring others to act and by sharing your story with others you can make even more impact.

There are 8 award categories covering many aspects of social responsibiliy. Find out which is most relevant to your project or initiative on our Award Categories page.

You can enter the Awards yourself or nominate a colleague or external partner.