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Making a Difference Awards – 8 categories including public engagement

Making a Difference Awards 2022 – now open for entries.

Do you know somebody who is working to improve the lives of others? Are you making a difference in your local community and beyond? Is there a cause that you think needs to be more widely understood?

Enter or nominate for a Making a Difference Award!
http://www.socialresponsibility.manchester.ac.uk/get-involved/awards/

Our annual Making a Difference Awards are back and open for entries, ready to celebrate the achievements of our staff, students, alumni and external partners. The eight award categories (including public engagement) acknowledge the difference people are making in their communities and beyond, covering many different types of social responsibility projects and activities. If you, your team or someone you know has made a difference enter now, the deadline for applications is January 17 2022.

Take a look at the statements from our previous winners and highly commended recipients to see how receiving a Making a Difference Award has given them a boost to continue tackling issues they feel passionate about, shone a spotlight on the impact their work has had and inspired further funding opportunities.

Important Information:

  • Deadline for entries is 17 January 2022.
  • Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by a third party.
  • Entries are submitted through the social responsibility website.
  • Printed entry forms are available from the Office for Social Responsibility, 186 Waterloo Place, Oxford Road or by calling: 0161 306 3059.
  • Individuals and teams can enter.

For further information see the Award’s website.

There’s still time to enter our Making a Difference Awards – extended closing date

Due to popular demand, we are extending the deadline for our Making a Difference Awards entries – closing date midnight 24 January

At a time in which we are all probably reeling from the latest announcement of a third lockdown, we want to encourage you to highlight the great work and resilience that our staff, students, alumni and external partners are showing and the huge difference they are making to the lives of others.

If you haven’t already, please enter or nominate someone you know, to help recognise and celebrate the positive social responsibility achievements being made across our University during these challenging times.

The Awards are open to all staff and students at the University as well as alumni and external partners. Individuals or teams can submit an entry for themselves, or be nominated by a third party.

The award categories include the following:

  • Outstanding public and community engagement initiative (subcategories include: local engagement; national/international engagement; public contribution; contribution by our Cultural Institutions)
  • Outstanding benefit to society through research
  • Outstanding teaching innovation in social responsibility
  • Outstanding contribution to social innovation and environmental impact through enterprise
  • Outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Outstanding professional services for social responsibility
  • Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability
  • Outstanding contribution to widening participationVolunteer of the Year Award

Culminating in a major awards ceremony hosted by the President and Vice-Chancellor in May 2021, the awards will celebrate, raise awareness and provide valuable recognition of how individuals and teams across the University are making a difference to the social and environmental wellbeing of our communities and wider society.

Further information, award criteria and the entry form can be found on the social responsibility website.

There’s still time to enter the Making a Difference Awards

With a closing date of 20 January there is just one week to go before the deadline for entering the Making a Difference Awards.

The Making a Difference Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the many different types of social responsibility achievements of the University’s academic and professional services staff, students and alumni.

The Awards are open to all staff and students at the University and external partners. Individuals or teams can submit an entry for themselves, or be nominated by a third party.

The award categories include the following:

  • Outstanding benefit to society through research
  • Outstanding teaching innovation in social responsibility
  • Outstanding contribution to social innovation and environmental impact through enterprise
  • Outstanding public and community engagement initiative
  • Outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Outstanding Professional Services for social responsibility
  • Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability
  • Outstanding contribution to widening participation
  • Volunteer of the Year Award

Culminating in a major awards ceremony hosted by the President and Vice-Chancellor in May 2020, the awards will celebrate, raise awareness and provide valuable recognition of how individuals and teams across the University are making a difference to the social and environmental wellbeing of our communities and wider society.

Further information, award criteria and the entry form can be found on the social responsibility website.

Making a Difference Awards

There’s still time to enter the Making a Difference Awards

With a closing date of 21 January there are less than two weeks to go before the deadline for entering the Making a Difference Awards.

The Making a Difference Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the many different types of social responsibility achievements of the University’s academic and professional services staff, students and alumni.

The Awards are open to all staff and students at the University and external partners. Individuals or teams can submit an entry for themselves, or be nominated by a third party.

The award categories include the following:

  • Outstanding benefit to society through research
  • Outstanding teaching innovation in social responsibility
  • Outstanding contribution to social innovation
  • Outstanding public and community engagement initiative
  • Outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Outstanding Professional Services and library support for social responsibility
  • Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability
  • Outstanding contribution to widening participation
  • Volunteer of the Year Award

Culminating in a major awards ceremony hosted by the President and Vice-Chancellor in May 2019, the awards will celebrate, raise awareness and provide valuable recognition of how individuals and teams across the University are making a difference to the social and environmental wellbeing of our communities and wider society.

Further information, award criteria and the entry form can be found on the social responsibility website: http://www.socialresponsibility.manchester.ac.uk/get-involved/awards/