Meet our 2021 Student Group Nominees!

Even with the challenges the COVID pandemic has brought we received some great nominations of student groups doing amazing things!  The judges had to make difficult decisions with such a strong field.  You can find out the result of the judges' decision making by watching our event on YouTube.

The committee supports a range of projects which contribute to the University's Widening Participation agenda.

Students create development opportunities for Brazilian children from a deprived community through weekly online English classes.

The group continued to offer repair services to students' bicycles through the lockdown, helping to contribute to more sustainable travel.

Students support refugees and asylum seekers in transition to life in the UK through opportunities to improve their spoken English.

The team run a range of social enterprise projects which engage with excluded members of the local community.

Volunteers transferred their efforts at the start of the pandemic to provide weekly phone call chats with older members of the community to combat loneliness and social isolation.

The group runs events to foster interest in medial research amongst undergraduates.

The team have run online events for sixth form and college students to provide information and support to help them consider careers in medicine.

Medreach provides online mentoring for sixth form students to help them apply for medical school.  This year they have created an online library of videos and presentations.

This new project helps disadvantaged sixth form students from across the country with their applications to Dental School.

The team adapted to lockdown by offering at home packing sessions to continue to provide sanitary projects to women in need.

The scheme provides social support to students who are isolating due to COVID-19, or who feel isolated  as a result of not being in Manchester.

The student group run fun, social activities online for young adults with learning disabilities.

The students reshaped their project during lockdown and created a 'Bedtime Stories' initiative, creating pre-recorded videos for pupils at a local school to use at home.

Students have continued to volunteer in a homeless shelter in Stockport, cooking a meal together with residents every week.

The group switched their activities to provide support to those sleeping rough during lockdown.

The team have collaborated with other projects to run online events related to sustainability in order to tackle climate change.

The volunteers recorded educational videos that were posted on the Manchester Libraries YouTube service as part of STEM Club online activities.

The team turned their schools programme into high quality online workshops, and created and released a series of podcasts for British Science Week.

The project has continued to highlight ways for students to address the climate crisis, including sustainability campaigns and online events.