The journey to a PhD

Hannah met her future PhD supervisor aged just 16. Now, she’s researching better ways to treat the billions of people who are infected with a parasitic worm Hannah was 16 when she first attended a Discover Day at The University of Manchester. While there, she came across a stand ran by Professor of Immunology Kathryn Read More…


Celebrating inspiring women

The University of Manchester has a rich and proud tradition of attracting and enabling strong and inspiring women to flourish Throughout our history, The University of Manchester has been home to countless inspiring women. International Women’s Day presents an opportunity for us to celebrate the ground-breaking and inspiring work done by women here at Manchester, Read More…


Rebuilding the University library of Mosul

During ISIS control of Mosul, the University library was nearly destroyed. Now the city has been liberated, one Manchester student is helping to rebuild it The 30,000 students studying at the University of Mosul were about to finish their 2014 academic year when ISIS took control of the city. When students returned in September of Read More…


The perfect place to fight cancer

Every day in the UK 450 people die of cancer. At Manchester, donations are crucial to helping us beat this deadly disease. More of us are developing cancer than ever before. It’s now estimated that one in two of us will get the disease at some point in our lives. Although the incidence rates of Read More…


How can you test a baby’s hearing?

Discovering your child might have hearing loss is upsetting for any parent. Adding insult to injury, tests to determine the extent of a baby’s hearing loss tend to be unreliable. This can have a hugely damaging impact on their development. But a donor-funded research project at Manchester is hoping to find a better way. How Read More…


How graphene could revolutionise touchscreens

Smartphones and tablets have revolutionised all our lives. But for many, using touchscreens presents a myriad of problems. Graphene could help solve these issues. The prominence of consumer touchscreen devices has surged over the last few years. Smartphones, the most common touchscreen devices, are now owned by 85% of people in the UK. While younger Read More…


6 things you might not know were donor funded

Donors to the University fund everything from student scholarships to napping pods, and everything in between. The University of Manchester would not be the world-leading institution it is today without the support of our generous donors. If you take a walk around our campus or through any of the buildings on it, you’re bound to Read More…


Establishing a tradition of equality

19th century businessman John Owens established a proud tradition of educational equality at Manchester which is still alive today At The University of Manchester, we’re proud to be committed to widening access to university education to talented students from all backgrounds. While the history of our university is rather complex, and the institution as it Read More…


The fight against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s strips millions of people of their memory, personality and dignity. At Manchester, we’re committed to fighting this debilitating disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 62% of the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK right now. That number is only set to rise, to 1 million by 2025 Read More…


Why increasing university access is only the start

We’ve made impressive steps in increasing access to university, but it’s increasingly clear we need to do more to help low-income students even after they arrive at university. Access to university has been increasing. In 2016, young people in England were 31% more likely to attend university than in 2006, and despite fears around rising Read More…