April 21, 2024


It's Your Education

Amazing Results for the School of Social Sciences at the Making a Difference Awards

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On Tuesday, 10 Could we were joined by workers, students, alumni and pals from all over the earth to celebrate the unbelievable and inspiring perform of our College Group at the Generating a Variance Awards 2022.

The awards highlighted the in depth array of social responsibility initiative being carried out at The University of Manchester and covered groups this kind of as reward to study, widening participation, environmental sustainability and equality, range and inclusion.

Almost 160 entries have been submitted this yr, with judges recognising 16 winners and 23 extremely counseled.

We are delighted to announce that colleagues in the College of Social Sciences ended up the winners of two awards and had been extremely recommended for two far more.

Congratulations to Dr Tine Buffel (Sociology), Professor Christopher Phillipson (Sociology) and colleagues at Manchester Urban Exploration Group (MURAG) for successful the Fantastic Profit to Society by means of Analysis Award. This project highlights the impact of COVID-19 on older individuals across the location, specially in relation to declining social call and inner thoughts of mental and physical deterioration.

The research discovered gaps in service provision for older people today arising from the pandemic, in specific teams from minority ethnic communities, individuals self-identifying as LGTBQ+, and all those at danger of social isolation from reduced incomes or very poor health.

Warmest congratulations are also prolonged to Rupert Cox (Social Anthropology) and Alejandro Valencia-Tobon (Social Anthropology Alumni) on winning the Remarkable International Engagement Award for their job Cucosonic: translating biodiversity into new songs in Colombia.

This task raised general public consciousness of the biodiversity of Colombia and its importance globally by translating natural soundscape recordings and bioacoustic knowledge into a new audio album. The worldwide new music and bio-science collaboration established up a remotely organised network with various area communities to accumulate and report sounds and stories from the Colombian Neotropical forests, inviting high profile musicians to build tracks from the discipline recordings.

Thirdly, very well accomplished to Dr Sadia Habib, Study Affiliate at Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CODE), who was hugely commended for her venture, Our Shared Cultural Heritage at Manchester Museum, in the excellent contribution by our cultural institutions award classification.

The project aims to make museums and heritage organisations superior areas for young people to tackle cultural inequalities and showcase cultural heritage from diaspora views. The pandemic shifted Our Shared Cultural Heritage on the internet, building a protected, positive and supportive electronic place for much more younger folks.

Eventually, we are delighted that Yin Hei Lee (BA Economics, Very first Calendar year), was really recommended in the excellent contribution to equality, variety and inclusion class for his challenge OneED Community.

The undertaking delivers arithmetic E-understanding resources to pupils from very low-income family members for no cost and endlessly. By supplying free of charge obtain to excellent educational methods developed by professionals, the venture aims to slim the gap between underprivileged and privileged students, enabling them to climb up the social ladder a lot more effectively.

Well done to all our staff and pupils for their fantastic achievements!