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May 2015

Making a Difference Awards for social responsibility

(14 May 2015)

A number of staff from Humanities were awarded winners and highly commended prizes in the University’s first Making a Difference Awards for Social Responsibility, in Whitworth Hall.

The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of staff, students and alumni, and celebrate how they are all making a difference.

There was a huge amount of interest in this initiative with the Awards receiving over 100 entries. Professor James Thompson, Associate Vice President for Social Responsibly, said: “The Awards event was a wonderful opportunity to recognise some of the inspiring activities in which staff, students and alumni of the University are involved. It was the perfect platform to share some of the best social responsibility stories, raise the profile of dozens of University and community initiatives and in doing so contribute further to their impact.”


The Humanities winners were:

Outstanding Local Community Collaboration


Tine Buffel, School of Social Sciences, and Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)


Outstanding Professional Support Services for Social Responsibility


Alex Waddington, Communications and Marketing Team (policy@manchester), Faculty of Humanities


Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability Award (student)


Gabriele Schliwa, PhD student, School of Environment, Education and Development


Outstanding Aspiring Social Enterprise of the Year (trading for less than 1-year)


Ruth Daniel, Co- Director, In Place of War, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


Outstanding Benefit to Society Through Research

Highly Commended

Dr Leandro Minuchin, Manchester Architecture Research Centre, School of Environment, Education and Development


Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation

Highly Commended

Dr Tom McCunnie, School of Social Sciences


Outstanding Social Enterprise of the Year (trading more than 1-year)

Highly Commended

Amy Win, Director 4Lunch, Alumnus of the School of Social Sciences

Dr Joanne Tippett, School of Environment, Education and Development


Details of all the winners and highly commended entries can be found on the Social Responsibility website.