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School of Social Sciences

Our outstanding graduates

Meet a selection of our impressive students, past and present.

Sarah Haughey

Sarah is first year Sociology student who found the time, money and energy to set up a breakfast club for local children in the school holidays.

In May 2016 she was recognised by the University's Making a Difference awards along with her friend Jennie Wadsworth. Their club provides free breakfast and activities for local children every day in the school holidays to combat poverty and social exclusion.

Amy Win

Each year the University’s Office for Social Responsibility rewards recognises the work of past students in the award for Outstanding Aspiring Social Enterprise. In 2015 it was the turn of ex-Social Science Student Amy Win, Director 4Lunch.

  • 4Lunch - Cooking workshops, catering and street food social enterprise

Myong Sook Kim

Myong Sook Kim recently won The Social Responsibility Prize for a dissertation on “The effects of motherhood on wages in South Korea”.  

The Social Responsibility Prize is awarded for a Dissertation in Survey Research Methods and Statistics that applies social statistics to study, understand, or address disadvantage, inequality, exclusion, or any other of the University’s priorities for Social Responsibility.

Orlando von Einsiedel

Former Manchester Anthropology student Orlando von Einsiedel's documentary 'Virunga' was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary 2015. The film documents and raises awareness about the vital social, political and ecological issues currently facing The Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo. 

Virunga trailer