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March 2015

Faculty wins three runners-up prizes at Guardian University Awards

(23 March 2015)

Three projects involving the Faculty of Humanities were recognised at this year’s Guardian University Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the Royal Institute of British Architects and saw the Faculty receive runners-up awards in three categories.

Overall the University had the highest number of recognitions out of all the higher education institutes shortlisted.

The three Humanities-related categories were:

•    Employability - Meet the Professionals speed networking events.

This project was led by the Division of Development and Alumni Relations in coalition with the School of Environment, Education and Development. The project has been running for the last three years delivering the “Meet the Professionals” event, which introduces groups of students to successful alumni in Geography and Planning and Environmental Management in an innovative speed-networking format.

•    International project – In Place of War, developed by Music and Drama in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

The project supports artists and creative communities living in sites of war, revolution and conflict. The work is spread across five core areas: digital networks, academic research, creative entrepreneurialism, creative spaces, and artistic production.

•    Social and community Impact – Work on international disaster relief by the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute.

The University was overall winner in the category Online and Distance Learning. The course, “Introduction to Physical Chemistry”, has already attracted 15,520 active participants from 159 countries.