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Gideon Laux, Hannah Markay Highly Commended in Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards
Congratulations to students Gideon Laux and Hannah Markay who were both highly commended in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards.
The awards are presented every year to current students who show exceptional achievement and commitment to positive social change.
The judges commended Gideon (second from right), who is a student on the MSc in Economics for Development, for showing a long-term commitment to furthering social enterprises, in particular through his work with Empower Energy.
Hannah Markay (second from left), who is studying for the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, was commended for founding a popular dementia music project with the Oxford Hub, and has also co-founded a project called STREET in Edinburgh, which worked with the local Syrian community to design activities for teenagers.