Old Mancunian Alumni Awards
Our Old Mancunian Alumni Awards honour the exceptional achievements of our alumni, from those who are established in their careers to those who are just getting started. Recipients embody the spirit of the Old Mancunian community across the generations.
Our previous award recipients can be viewed here.
Honourees should represent a variety of fields and lifetime accomplishments; these awards should demonstrate that alumni in a wide variety of backgrounds, all with roots at MGS, excel in their chosen fields.
The awards are presented annually at The Old Boys’ Dinner.
Junior Alumni Award - This award recognises outstanding achievements of alumni under the age of 40. With a broad scope, the award celebrates what younger alumni have achieved in their shorter career span.
Senior Alumni Award - This award recognises outstanding achievements of alumni in industry, professional and research sectors, education, sport, the arts and creative sectors, and significant contributions to humanity through activities such as volunteering, philanthropy and service to the community, the School, or to the public at large.
Nominees shall have attended The Manchester Grammar School.
Nominees should not be current staff members of MGS.
While it is preferable that the nominees are living, it is not a requirement.
Honourees are representatives of MGS and should be held to an appropriate standard of ethical and personal conduct, fitting with the values of the School.
Nominees should be nominated by someone other than themselves. The nominator does not need to be an MGS alumnus or affiliated with MGS nor do they need to know the nominee personally. The nominator should, however, know of the nominee’s work and be able to speak of the high regard in which the nominee is held.
To aid in the process, the nominator should provide a statement (up to 500 words) to allow a greater understanding of the nominee’s achievements and their impact, a photograph, and any relevant documentation such as a resume of the nominee, articles (by and/or about the nominee) and any other information which would assist the evaluation of the nominee.
All nominations for awards are treated in the strictest confidence. The nominee should not be told that they have been nominated, as it is not fair to raise their expectations.
Evaluation of nominations will be carried out by the Old Mancunian Advisory Committee which will make the final decision on who should be awarded.
If a nominee is not selected to be honoured in the year of his/her nomination, the appropriate documents and information will be placed on file for future consideration in subsequent years. Nomination information will be retained for a minimum of three years.