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2020
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HCRI Outstanding Student Citizenship Award nominations

HCRI students are being recognised for their contribution to our community over the last 3 years through Outstanding Student Citizenship Award nominations.

The unexpected ending to the academic year has impacted the studies, social life, and summer of all of our students, including our graduating class, who have spent three years contributing to the environment of our institute, the wider university, and beyond.

While graduation will look slightly different this year, with virtual celebrations, we’ll still be recognising both our International Disaster Management & Humanitarian Response students and our Intercalated Global Health students with numerous awards including Outstanding Student Citizenship, Academic Excellence, and Outstanding Dissertation.

The Outstanding Student Citizenship award is unique in that it’s not based on grades or academic work, instead allowing both students and staff to nominate those individuals who have gone above and beyond in all aspects of university life. All of our nominated students are worthy of this award – we hear from the staff who’ve made the nominations, and some of the nominees:

Connor Gray

Connor Gray

'Connor has gone above and beyond during his time at HCRI. As an active member of HCRI, who volunteered as a student representative, he is always willing to support his peers in their learning on the course. Outside of HCRI, Connor has represented us incredibly well: working for the Northamptonshire Emergency Response Corps, and as the Society Campaigns Officer for the Mines Advisory Group Soc. Connor also interned with the American Red Cross as a disaster response intern helping to manage volunteers, and he also volunteers at the Manchester Central Foodbank. He is the first person in his family to attend university. He is thoroughly deserving of this recognition to his dedication to helping those around him and demonstrating outstanding citizenship.'

Dr Amanda McCorkindale

I am very grateful to have been nominated for this award considering the strength of experience my peers have. I have very much enjoyed learning from them during my time with HCRI and hope we all go on to make significant contributions to humanitarian causes.’

Connor Gray

Juliette Flach

Juliette Flach

Juliette has been an active and selfless student in the 3 years I have known her at HCRI. She is concerned for others and has dedicated her time to numerous volunteering activities to help others in society, often taking on a leadership role, while maintaining dedication to her disaster management and humanitarian studies. As an academic advisor and lecturer, I have found learning with Juliette highly rewarding, and I know other staff and students feel the same.’

Dr Billy Tusker Haworth

She has completed a lot of volunteering through the university and chaplaincy. She has also participated in many extra-curricular activities and societies such as swing dancing and is employed to teach debating in schools.’

Peer Nomination

‘ As I look back at my time at The University of Manchester I am so thankful to have spent the last few years studying a subject I am fascinated with, while also having the opportunity to support a range of fantastic charities and organisations in Manchester at the same time. I feel honoured to have been nominated for this award, a wonderful end to my time at the university.’

Juliette Flach

Joseph Hartley

Joseph Hartley

‘I nominate Joseph for the Outstanding Citizenship Award based on his consistent engagement with and dedication to the life of HCRI. As a leading member of the HCRI Society and the Level 3 representative on the SSLC, he has demonstrated a keen desire and ability to represent his peers and collaborate with both staff and students. Moreover, his solidarity throughout both rounds of the UCU strikes showed real empathy and support for the staff, which was completely voluntary and is testament to his collegiate and caring character.’

Dr Catherine Arthur

Completing my degree with HCRI has been exciting and fulfilling. As a small, but focussed, institute, the opportunity to engage with academics and professionals with tremendous amounts of experience has been invaluable. I was surprised to receive a nomination for this award. Showing solidarity and supporting the academics industrial actions where possible felt like the least I could do. The academic and teaching staff are the university's greatest assets and commit so much energy to the development of their students.’

Joseph Hartley

 

Congratulations again to all of our nominated students, and the whole Class of 2020, who we’re extremely proud of. The overall winner for each of our awards will be announced in our virtual graduation ceremony on the 28th July, where we look forward to joining our students in celebration of their achievements.

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