WATCH: Our Distinguished Achievement Awards 2020
29 Jul 2020
Meet the winners of our awards which recognise outstanding performance across the University
As we are unable to get together in person, this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award winners are being recognised in a very different but no less important way than usual.
Now more than ever, it’s essential for us to recognise the outstanding performance of our staff and student winners from across the University so we have brought together a series of films, along with the winners’ written citations, to showcase and celebrate their talent and commitment.
Our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, introduces the awards and urges colleagues to watch the films, read the citations and spread the word to family and friends: “I never fail to be astounded by the quality of the achievements and both the breadth and the depth of the activities in which our winners engage. Thank you to all of our winners for everything you do for our University.”
Nancy’s introduction is followed by films from members of the Senior Leadership Team who would normally present the winners and films from the winners themselves, all of which have been shot by the participants from their own homes.
Watch the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell give her introduction.
The Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Mr Patrick Hackett, speaks about the Professional Services and Cultural Institutions’ team and individual winners. They are the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) Course Development Team; the Fallowfield Residences Project (Unsworth Park) – Post Carillion Recovery Strategy Team; Tracie McArthur, Teaching and Learning Manager from the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), Sarah Williams, Faculty Development Manager from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) and Neil Sprunt, Teaching and Learning Librarian from the Library.
The Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students, Professor April McMahon, talks about the Teachers of the Year from each Faculty. They are Dr Richard Baker from the School of Health Sciences (FBMH), Jennifer Rose from the Alliance Manchester Business School (FHUMS), and Dr Nicholas Chilton from the School of Natural Sciences (FSE).
April also speaks about the Undergraduate Students of the Year. They are Tara Bharadia from the School of Medical Sciences (FBMH), Mariam Hussein from the Alliance Manchester Business School (FHUMS), and Megan Kirkman from the School of Natural Sciences (FSE).
The Vice-President for Research, Professor Colette Fagan, talks about the Researchers of the Year from each of the Faculties. They are Professor Kostas Kostarelos from the School of Health Sciences (FBMH), Professor Peter Wade from the School of Social Sciences (FHUMS) and Professor Perdita Barran from the School of Natural Sciences (FSE).
Colette also speaks about the Postgraduate Research Students of the Year. They are Dr Neil Ryan from the School of Medical Sciences (FBMH), Elizabeth Chloe Romanis, known as Chloe, from the School of Social Sciences (FHUMS) and Dr Chun-Ren Ke from the School of Natural Sciences (FSE).
There were also two General Distinguished Achievement Award given, special awards for outstanding performance that does not fit into the other categories.
The Vice-President for Social Responsibility, Professor Nalin Thakkar, presents Professor Teresa Anderson and Professor Tim O’Brien for their work that led to the University’s Jodrell Bank being awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status last year.
The Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Professor Keith Brown, presents Emeritus Professor Chris Orme for his contribution to the University’s leadership and management and his exceptional contribution to the Economics Department, School and Faculty over a period of 25 years.
Read the citations
You can read the full citations at:
- Distinguished Achievement Awards 2020: Professional Services and cultural institutions
- Distinguished Achievement Awards 2020: Teachers of the Year
- Distinguished Achievement Awards 2020: Undergraduate Students of the Year
- Distinguished Achievement Awards 2020: Researchers of the Year
- Distinguished Achievement Awards 2020: Postgraduate Research Students of the Year
- Distinguished Achievement Awards 2020: General category for outstanding performance