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June 2015

Celebrating Social Responsibility in the Curriculum

(29 May 2015)

Since 2012, the Faculty of Humanities has been running the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition, which provides small pots of funding for course leaders to include an innovative element into their module which highlights social responsibility.

Since its inception 32 projects have been supported with over £55,000 of funding. 

A showcase event was recently held to celebrate all the work which took place during 2013-2015, and guests had an opportunity to hear about some of the initiatives undertaken.

To thank the course leaders for the hard work and time they put into their projects, they each received a thank you certificate presented by James Thompson, Associate Vice-President for Social Responsibility and Ken McPhail, Associate Dean for Social Responsibility in Humanities.

Initiatives supported through this funding have included:

  • visits to external organisations and companies
  • contributions to the course by outside speakers
  • creation of new resources for the course
  • student run workshops and conferences
  • creation of new websites, films and podcasts

Further information on all the activities supported through this competition can be seen on the HumNet Social Responsibility pages.

The competition will be launched again in the Autumn for modules being delivered in academic year 2016-17. If anyone would like further details please contact Claire Lloyd.   


  • In order to highlight the positive projects that have come out of the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition, we will be running a series of features focusing on some of the winners. These will run in Humanities eNews from the beginning of the 2015/16 academic year.