SEED finds success in Making a Difference 2018 awards

The Making a Difference Awards for 2018 were announced at a ceremony in the Whitworth Hall on Tuesday, 1 May, with six School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) colleagues recognised for their commitment to social responsibility.

The School's six successes came in three categories, highlighting the breadth of support our colleagues have shown to social responsibility over the past year. Congratulations to the following winners:

Outstanding benefit to society through research

  • Winner - Professor Neil Humphrey and the HeadStart learning team (Manchester Institute of Education) for HeadStart learning
  • Winner (emerging impact) - Dr Sarah Marie Hall (Geography) for Everyday Austerity

Outstanding contribution to social innovation

  • Winner - Dr Jonathan Huck (Geography) for #Huckathon: Mapping hidden homes in post-conflict Northern Uganda to deliver medical care
  • Highly Commended - Seyedehsomayeh Taherimoosavi (Planning and Environmental Management) for Tackling fuel poverty with artificial intelligence techniques and blockchain technology

Outstanding local engagement

  • Highly Commended - Craig Thomas and team (Geography) for The Old Abbey Taphouse: A STEAM hub in a pub
  • Highly Commended - Caroline Boyd and team (Global Development Institute and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute) for Be//Longing

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