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School of Social Sciences

School shines in the Making a Difference Awards

In a night of celebration of work across the University, two projects from the School were singled out for special recognition.

Outstanding benefit to society through research

Winner: Professor Claire Alexander

History Lessons/History Matters: creating a diverse history curriculum

Claire was the winner of the Outstanding Benefit to Society through Research category for her work on History Lessons/History Matters. These projects, in partnership with The Runnymede Trust, improve diversity in the history curriculum.

Claire is the rare academic who can fluently translate her academic knowledge for a wider audience. 

Dr Omar Khan / Director, The Runnymede Trust

Projects such as this enable our students in the School of Social Sciences at Manchester to engage critically with the wider challenges facing societies and our communities.

Professor Chris Orme / Head of School of Social Sciences.

Inspiring Communities: student

Highly Commended: Sarah Haughey, Sociology student

M32 Group Breakfast Club

Sarah was highly commended for her work setting up and running the M32 Breakfast Club, with friend Jennie Wadsworth. The club provides a free breakfast and activities for local children every day in the school holidays, to combat poverty and social exclusion.

In other award news

The awards season is truly upon us and it's been a great week for the School.

Liz Richardson (Politics) received a Manchester Students Teaching Award for "The Most Inspiring Lecturer".

Subhasish Dey (Economics) received a Manchester Students Teaching Award for "Best Postgraduate that Teaches".