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University celebrates working together

24 Apr 2014

Students as Partners annual awards

Students as Partners winners

The University celebrated working together – by both students and staff – with its annual awards event for the ‘Students as Partners’ programme.

The programme, run by the Teaching and Learning Support Office, coordinates volunteer work by higher year students to help first-year students make their personal and academic transitions to university.

This involves more than 1,700 students and staff from 70 disciplines across the University working together to enhance the student experience.

Thirty Outstanding Contribution awards and the Scheme of the Year Awards were announced. Six teams of students were the recipient of a Student Team Working Award, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

First place in the Curricular section wasPeer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS). PALS is a dynamic, student-led education project run by year 4 medical students at University Hospital South Manchester.

2nd place: Food Waste at The University of Manchester, Information Technology Management for Business - Year 2. 3rd place: Inspiring Change in Nursing Education and Practice, Nursing.

First place in the Extra-curricular section was Madagascar Medical Expedition 2014. Three final year medical students will travel to northern Madagascar to conduct invaluable research and contribute to a national screening and treatment programme.

2nd place: The Marriage of Figaro. 3rd place: Maximising Activity for Top Class Students through Collaborative Integration.