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February 2016

Awards round up

(11 February 2016)

Volunteer of the Year Awards

Nominations for this year’s Volunteer of the Year are now open with categories for staff, alumni and student awards. The awards aim to promote greater social responsibility across the University and close on Sunday, 13 March.

Each winner will receive a cash prize for their organisation: £300 for the overall winner, and £200 and £100 for the 2nd and 3rd place runners up. In addition the overall winner in each category is put forward for the University's prestigious Medal for Social Responsibility.

Awards are given in three categories:

  • Student of the Year - open to any current undergraduate or postgraduate of the University.
  • Staff of the Year - to any current staff member of the University.
  • Alumni of the Year - to any graduate of The University of Manchester (including Victoria University and UMIST).

To be eligible for these awards, the activities must address disadvantaged groups or deprived communities. Nominations should also not be for work that is part of a nominee's job, but be over and above that which is expected.

Students’ Union Teaching Awards

This year’s Students’ Union Teaching Awards have now opened. The awards aim to recognise staff who go above and beyond in their teaching. The awards don’t just focus on lecturers, but also include awards for the best supervisor, best postgraduate with teaching responsibilities and the best support services staff member. Students are encouraged to nominate members of staff who have made a difference to their time at the University. Nominations for the awards close on Friday, 1 April.