Multiple winners for CEAS at Better World Awards

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science (CEAS) won big at the 2020 Better World Awards, receiving multiple awards and commendations after being nominated across various categories.

Held on 6 February, the event celebrated the important contribution made by the Faculty of Science and Engineering to social and environmental impact, and rewarded staff and students who are 'making a difference'.

CEAS nominations included Abdulrahman Bin Jumah for outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability; Abdullatif Alfutimie for outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion and the Emerging Impact Award; and Charlie Wand for outstanding contribution to widening participation and the Emerging Impact Award.

Perpetual Idehen was nominated for outstanding contribution to widening participation; the Head of Department Office for outstanding professional services, library and cultural institutions support for social responsibility; and Laurence Stamford for outstanding teaching and learning innovation in social responsibility.

From these eight nominations the Department received a total of four awards. The Head of Department office was highly commended for its work in promoting social responsibility and wellbeing throughout the Department; and Laurence Stamford was awarded for his work in embedding environmental sustainability into the curriculum.

Perpetual Idehen was awarded for her work in inspiring disadvantaged young people through CEAS outreach events, engagement with the Engineering Your Future project, and much more; while Abdullatif Alfutimie was voted winner of the Emerging Impact Award for his work as one the founders of the Rethink Rebuild charity, a Manchester-based charity helping to support refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in the UK.

The Department would like to congratulate everyone on their nominations, and believes the number of nominees and winners really highlights the Department's contribution to social responsibility, not just in the workplace through events and embedded teaching, but also in their personal lives.

Congratulations to all those individuals and teams who received nominations to the Faculty Better World Awards, and especially to those who won awards or were highly commended in their sections. The nominations from CEAS include contributions from students, researchers, professional support staff and academics and show that the Department is leading in social responsibility across the Faculty. Hopefully, the contributions made will inspire others to get involved in these activities and we will again by having our own internal awards with nominations in May/June.
Professor Phil Martin, Director of Social Responsibility for CEAS

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