Award ceremonies for the Volunteer of the Year Awards and and Making a difference Awards were held on the 10th May.
During the events we celebrated the winners of our University’s first Sustainability Photography Competition, our Volunteers of the Year, and finally, the amazing impact that our staff, students and graduates make.
Making a Difference Awards
After two years of online celebrations, The Making a Difference Awards returned in-person, with a hybrid livestream from Whitworth Hall.
The Awards highlighted the extensive range of social responsibility initiatives of our staff, students, alumni and external partners, and covered categories such as benefit to research; widening participation; environmental sustainability and equality, diversity and inclusion.
Nearly 160 entries were submitted this year, with judges recognising 16 winners and 23 highly commended. Winners included a project addressing period poverty; an engagement initiative translating biodiversity into new music in Colombia and a model for teaching LGBT+ History to secondary school students.
The event concluded with a live performance from Lemn Sissay, with a brand new poem to commemorate his time as University Chancellor.
Take a look at the winners:
- Winners and highly commended entries can be found on the social responsibility website.
- Short films about each of our winners are available on the social responsibility YouTube channel.
- Catch-up with the full Awards event.
Volunteer of the Year Awards
After two years of digital ceremonies, the volunteering team returned with their Volunteer of the Year Awards at Whitworth Hall on Tuesday 10th May. The event celebrates the incredible actions of our volunteers across the University.
Sustainability Challenge Photography competition
The winners of the first Sustainability Challenge Photography Competition were announced as part of the Making a Difference Awards:
Well done to everyone involved!