Humanities staff recognised in the Pearson HE Innovate Awards

SEED and SoSS staff were awarded first and third place.

Congratulations to Dr Jen O’Brien, School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), who has been awarded first place in the category for the most innovative approach to developing employability skills in the HE Innovate Awards.

Jen won this category for her work on the ‘Creating a sustainable world’ University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) course, designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to address the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Each SDG is explored through its own module, drawing on cutting-edge research carried out by world-leading experts across The University of Manchester, together with input from external experts and international policy-makers and practitioners.

Professor Claire McGourlay from the School of Social Sciences (SoSS) was awarded third place in the category for the Justice Hub’s Virtual Vacation Scheme which ensured continued access to legal information and services for the most disadvantaged in our society, and continued to provide our students with work-based learning and skills development.

Congratulations to Jen, Claire and all colleagues involved in these projects.

The HE Innovate Teaching, Learning and Student Support Awards were launched by Pearson’s to celebrate innovation and to learn from the wonderful work happening across the sector. Through these awards, they want to encourage collaboration and to help spark new ideas.

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