University of Northampton student Claire Wright wins global Ashoka U Changemaking photo competition

Date 16.11.2015

A student studying Social and Community Development at the University of Northampton has won a competition run by Ashoka U, the global network of entrepreneurial students, academics and community leaders.

The competition, which attracted entries from around the world, required entrants to submit a photograph and answer a question about being a Changemaker.

Claire Wright’s winning photograph was taken when she visited an orphanage in Ghana in 2013. Her entry read: “Being a Changemaker is a great opportunity to meet and share great ideas with others with the same mind set. The world is very complex indeed so working together to create a more sustainable world is key. Being a Changemaker means networking and sharing creative ideas has never been easier.”

Dr Sue Allen, Changemaker Project Leader at the University of Northampton, commented: “As the UK’s only Changemaker Campus, I was delighted to learn that Claire had won the Changemaking photo competition. This was a great opportunity for students worldwide to showcase their thoughts, ideas and work.  Claire’s visit to an orphanage in Ghana highlights the way the University is preparing our students to become changemakers of the future, demonstrating the empathy and social responsibility to really make a difference to people’s lives.”

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