ODID DPhil student Nathaniel Ware wins Vice Chancellor's Social Impact Award

17 July, 2014

ODID DPhil Student Nathaniel Ware has been awarded a Vice Chancellor's Social Impact Award in 2014 for his work with 180 Degrees Consulting, the world’s largest university-based volunteer consulting organisation, which he founded in 2007.

Just six awards were made across the University. The awards are granted every year to students who show exceptional achievement in and commitment to creating positive social change. They celebrate and recognise the efforts made by students to make a positive impact in their local and global community.

180 Degrees currently has 1,800 volunteers in 19 countries and this year will provide almost 1 million hours of volunteer consulting to non-profit organisations around the world.

The awards were presented by Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton during Encaenia on 25 June.

In addition to Nathaniel's award, Cynthia Yoon, who has just completed the MSc in Migration Studies at ODID, was highly commended for her work creating Fulbright Empowered, which works to improve the Fulbright programme's response to its grantees experiences of sexual assault and harassment during the Fellowship, and her role in founding the LOOP campaign, an online platform aiming to impact attitudes towards sexual health education across the world.

Find out more about 180 Degrees Consulting.

Watch a TED talk by Nathaniel about his work with 180 Degrees Consulting entitled 'Free Charities from the Idea of Charity'.

Find out more about the awards.

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