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21 outstanding projects recognised at Better World Showcase

07 Feb 2019

The Faculty of Science and Engineering’s social responsibility awards took place on Wednesday, 6 February and celebrated amazing social responsibility projects taking place throughout the Faculty

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The Better World Showcase, the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s social responsibility awards, took place on Wednesday 6 February in the Great Hall. The event celebrated staff and students who are ‘making a difference’ through projects which benefit society or the environment.

The event was hosted by Professor Martin Schröder, Dean of the Faculty, and Rachel Brealey, Director of Faculty Operations, who praised the number and variety of projects and the commitment of those involved to social responsibility. Many of the judges who presented the awards commented on the high quality of the 45 nominations and how difficult this made the judging process. As a result a number of projects were highly commended in addition to those who won the award in each of the nine categories. In total 21 outstanding projects were recognised.

The winners in each category are:

Outstanding benefit to society through research

Carly McLachlan, Jaise Kuriakose, Kevin Anderson and John Broderick

Outstanding benefit to society through research

Gianfranco Pincetti Zuniga, Laura Richards and David Polya

Outstanding teaching and learning innovation in social responsibility

Catherine Walton, Laura Richards, David Polya and Yin Tun

Outstanding contribution to social enterprise

Love For The Streets

Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability

Rebecca Taylor

Outstanding public engagement initiative

The Team of Project Malawi 2018

Outstanding public engagement initiative

Adrian Harwood and Alistair Revell

Outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion

Daniel G. Dresner

Outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion

Saralees Nadarajah and Martin Wiegand

Outstanding professional services support for social responsibility

Great Science Share for Schools Team

Outstanding staff volunteer

Anthony Williams

Outstanding student volunteer

Aleksandra Besevic

Nominees who were highly commended are:

Outstanding benefit to society through research

Lynn Foster and Thomas Neill

Outstanding teaching and learning innovation in social responsibility

Virginia Harvey

Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability

Paul Williams

Outstanding public engagement initiative

Helena Herrmann

Outstanding public engagement initiative

Demi Allen, Charles Eaton, Helena Stage and Alex Watson

Outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion

Kimberly Hanson

Outstanding staff volunteer

Lucy Adams and Chris Hardacre

Outstanding student volunteer

Alessia Xu

Outstanding student volunteer

Aiswarya Kishor

                                                                                                                             

Staff and students from across the University also had their say on their favourite nomination in the People’s Vote, and an additional award was given to the winner of the vote at the celebration event. Saralees Nadarajah and Martin Wiegand were recognised for the second time for Educate Africa, a fantastic initiative which provides free lectures on statistics to students in 18 African countries.

At the event, posters of all of the excellent nominations were on display for guests to see. Along with the awards ceremony, guests enjoyed afternoon tea as well as a performance from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science’s staff choir.

Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees and thank you for ‘making a difference’. Many of the nominees in the Better World Showcase have been put forward for the University’s Making a Difference Awards and we wish them lots of luck in this process!

Photos from the event are available on the Faculty’s Facebook page.

You can view all of the projects nominated in the Better World Showcase here.