Levelling the playing field in the media

Breaking through the ‘class ceiling’ is just one more challenge for many of our students from low income backgrounds. There is a shortage and lack of appreciation of women working in the media. Research conducted by Women in Journalism found that on the front page of our daily newspapers, just 22% of by-lines were women. Read More…


Life changing scholarships: Hamza’s story

Hamza is a shining example of why access to university shouldn’t be restricted by economic background.   In Greater Manchester over a quarter of children are living in poverty and in many communities, most people don’t go on to higher education after finishing school. In Bury, for example, only 27% of pupils who receive free Read More…


Michael graduating

Supporting students through difficult times

Ensuring our students can fulfil their academic potential regardless of unexpected financial difficulties “Without this help, I honestly wouldn’t have been able to get through this tough time and go on to become a doctor.” Financial difficulties can be a source of extreme stress for students, particularly when balancing part time work with exams or Read More…


Inside of the Whitworth Hall

10 things you didn’t know about the Whitworth Hall

For over 100 years students have graduated in our iconic Whitworth Hall. But this fascinating building has some slightly unusual history too. Read on to find out more. Built over 100 years ago, the Whitworth Hall has hosted Nobel Prize winners, members of the royal family, and featured multiple times on TV. Here are 10 Read More…


Inspiring female engineers

Only 10% of engineering professionals in the UK are women. Donations to scholarships can help change that. During dogfights in the early part of WWII, there was a serious problem with British spitfires. When entering a nosedive to manoeuvre against an enemy aircraft, the negative G-force would cause the engine to stall. The German aircraft Read More…