Why get involved?

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

Our staff, students, alumni and external partners have together and individually achieved remarkable things over the past year or so, 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 that receiving a Making a Difference Award has helped develop their projects, highlight the impact of their work, provide well-deserved recognition to those involved and, in some cases, secure 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 individuals’ 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 of an impact.

There are nine award categories covering many aspects of social responsibility. 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. All entries should be submitted through our online form.

Read about our 2023 Awards winners.