First-year students working on the Achieve More module have seen great success with two Management School-run challenges.
This is the second year that the Faculty of Social Sciences challenge has run, assigning interdisciplinary teams of students from different departments a topic which they then have to find a creative solution to. Over 1,700 students took part.
A team including Dafne Achniotou (Management), Jools Arts (Politics), Lawrence Greco (East Asian Studies), Sanaya Knowle (Economics), Wing Lam Lo (Landscape Architecture), Lewis Manning (Geography) and Patience Nasieku (Law) worked on a topic led by Dr Christine Sprigg from the Management School, with student facilitators Daniella Mokhtar and Gabiela Morales, named ‘How Can the Social Sciences Stop the Cyber Bullies and the Twitter Trolls?’ (pictured above, left).
There were four winners in the challenge overall, and the team clinched the ‘Citizenship’ prize.
Dr Tina McGuinness’s team, run with student facilitators, Kate Orgill and Jie Tang, addressed flood risk and received an honourable mention from the judges. Dr McGuinness, also from the Management School, said: “We were delighted to see how the groups relished the challenge of working across their disciplinary subject boundaries and brought together their different skills to produce stimulating and thought provoking artefacts.
“The facilitators’ involvement was integral to helping all of the student groups to get to grips with the project brief and come up with a range of artefacts which showed their research and creative skills off to best effect.”
Tina’s team (pictured above, right) comprised Georgina Allsopp (Law), Chenhao Cao (Architecture), Eilish Hurst (Journalism), Zhen Jia (Management), Nicholas Sinclair (Economics) and Daniel West (Geography).
Congratulations to both of the teams!