Humanities represented in the Guardian University Awards
(13 March 2015)
In Place of War and Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), both based within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, have been shortlisted for two prestigious Guardian University Awards. The awards give UK universities the opportunity to highlight their achievements to the global community and showcase best practice, achievement and innovation across a range of categories.
HCRI has been shortlisted for the Social and Community Impact Award for its excellent social responsibility initiative with UK-Med. Their work on disaster relief has been highlighted as an initiative that has benefitted significant numbers of people globally.
In Place of War, shortlisted in the International Projects category, has been developing work with creative communities and artists across the world in sites of war, revolution and conflict for the past ten years. Their work has been about giving isolated artists a larger platform to tell their stories of war and help empower communities through creative practise. Turning their research into practise they have developed a range of innovative alternative educational tools, collected over £200,000 worth of music, studio, TV and film equipment and are creating new cultural spaces in the world's most challenging contexts.
Both HCRI and In Place of War are great examples of how Humanities contributes to the Social Responsibility aims of the University and being nominated for the Guardian University Awards is a great achievement. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place in London on Wednesday, 18 March 2015.
In total, the University has been nominated in five categories and further details can be found on the Guardian University Awards webpages.