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Igniting Creative Sparks for national #MadeAtUni campaign

13 Jan 2022

How our University is contributing to the nation's creative excellence

Chancellor Lemn Sissay

Universities UK, the collective voice of 140 universities across the UK, has launched Creative Sparks #MadeAtUni. This national campaign celebrates the immense contribution UK universities make to the creative industries - from music and literature, to film and television, fashion, art, drama, gaming and design - by producing talent, innovation and skills.

To support Creative Sparks #MadeAtUni and to demonstrate the positive impact our University has on the wider community, we’ve produced a short film featuring Chancellor Lemn Sissay and English Literature student, Zainab Imran.

You can also share content published on our social media accounts:

  • Twitter – @OfficialUoM
  • Instagram – @officialuom
  • LinkedIn – The University of Manchester
  • Facebook – @TheUniversityofManchester

Our University has also submitted Drama and English Literature graduate, Cara Looij, as a Creative Spark nominee, representing a talent that was ignited at university. Cara previously worked as a freelance facilitator of creative workshops in various contexts but mostly working with vulnerable young people. In her final year, Cara and some fellow students started a mental health initiative called INSANE, which aims to open dialogues and provide a platform for creative expression around the topic of mental health.

Cara currently works as a Support Time and Recovery worker for Greater Manchester Mental Health. Her role involves activities and engagement on an acute adult mental health ward.

  • More details of the national campaign can be found at MadeAtUni