The Making a Difference Awards

School of Social Sciences award winners.

Dr Tom McCunnie

Award winners - Tom McCunnie, Claire Alexander, Jackie Carter, Stephen Ashe
Tom McCunnie, Claire Alexander, Jackie Carter, Stephen Ashe

Special Award for long-term commitment

Social Sciences Pre-University Courses

Tom has designed, delivered and managed the University’s longest-running widening participation initiative within the School of Social Sciences. First established in 2001, he has obtained teaching time for academics from every undergraduate discipline to deliver the courses each year reaching over 850 pupils.

Visit the Pre-University courses webpage.

Prof Jackie Carter

Highly commended

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn”

The Manchester Q-Step Centre is part of a national initiative to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training. This paid internship programme has placed 200 students in public, private and third-sector organisations to undertake social research that makes a difference locally, nationally and globally.

Visit the Manchester Q-step website.

Prof Claire Alexander

Highly commended

Our Migration Story

‘Our Migration Story’ brings together over 70 historians, museums and archives to create an accessible public education and teaching resource. It traces the history of migration to Britain across nearly 2,000 years, and challenges us all to think again about migration as part of our shared ‘island story’.

Visit the Our Migration Story website.

Dr Stephen Ashe and Prof James Nazroo

Highly commended

Racism at Work Project

The Racism at Work Project documents the nature of contemporary workplace racism in Britain by providing original analyses of the latest survey data in this area. The project also addresses the societal challenges presented by workplace racism and ethnic inequalities in employment by the co-production of creative resources that can be used by employers and practitioners.

Visit the Racism at Work Project webpage.