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SR in the Curriculum

(25 January 2018)

In support of the priority to encourage socially responsible graduates, the Faculty of Humanities provides funding to course leaders through the annual Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition. The aim is for Humanities students to be encouraged to think how their enthusiasm for their subject can communicate, connect or be relevant beyond the immediate demands of their course. The competition is currently open for applications for 2018-19 and the closing date for entries is 12 February 2018.

Professor Graham Winch and Dr Eunice Maytorena from Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) were awarded funding to develop a multi-media teaching case that will be used across both undergraduate and postgraduate project management modules. The teaching case will capture the Wallasea Island project which, under the auspices of the Environment Agency, is restoring wildlife habitat on the Essex coast which was destroyed during the development of the port of Felixstowe. The project is providing benefits in relation to climate change adaptation and flood risk mitigation, and over half the spoil from Crossrail has been used to reclaim land to allow the reinstatement of intertidal habitat from farmland.

Eunice said: “We are making steady progress at the moment with the teaching case, lining up interviews, compiling a draft narrative of the story, designing the story board, and discussing with potential publishers the opportunity of publishing the teaching case.

“The case aims to highlight the role of projects as vehicles of change and how their effective management can add sustainable value, such as the social and developmental effects, and economic and environmental impact. Research has shown the value of effectively using multi-media teaching methods for enhancing student engagement and learning. By developing this teaching case we will be illustrating to students how the principles of social responsibility play out in practice and how conservation, environmental and climate change challenges can be addressed within the institutional environment.”

  • Please see the Social Responsibility pages  on HumNet for more information about the 2018 SR in the Curriculum competition, along with details of previously funded projects. 


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