School Success at The Better World ShowcasePublished: Thursday, 09 February 2017
The Better World Showcase recognises all the great work done by University staff and students to make a difference within the University, in the local community and beyond.
The Better World Showcase recognises all the great work done by University staff and students to make a difference within the University, in the local community and beyond. The School of Computer Science did exceptionally well at the ceremony, with two groups coming top in their category and two highly commended.
The awards were a well-deserved congratulations for David Rydeheard, Carol Murray, Sarah Zaman and Dave Ames from the Computing at Schools team who won the Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation award for all their great work with teachers and students from local schools. The Britain Breathing team, including Caroline Jay, Andy Brass, Markel Vigo, Lamiece Hassan and Sheena Cruickshank, also came top of their category and won the Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement Award.
Toby Howard came highly commended in the Widening Participation category for his work on the School’s popular Animation Competition. Bijan Parsia, Benjamin Hammersley, Megan Finnis (School of Law) and Rachel Kenyon (FoH) - who all worked on the Manchester Deaf Centre Hackathon - also came highly commended.
A huge congratulations to all involved! You can also view all the entries for this awards ceremony online and learn more about the great work being done by staff and students from across the University. If you’d like to find out more about social responsibility and how you can get involved make sure you visit the university website.