Maasai

Fighting climate change

Maasai tribe member Valentin Olyang’Iri has witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by droughts in his home country of Tanzania. Now, thanks to a donor-funded scholarship from The University of Manchester, he’s working to protect the habitat that he calls home.   For centuries, the Maasai communities of East Africa have lived in harmony with the rich Read More…


Donations change lives: discovery

What is it that makes us human? Is it our upright posture? Our opposable thumbs? Our sense of right and wrong? Or could it be our instinct to ask the simple question, ‘why’?   For hundreds of years, humans have wondered what it is that separates us from animals, and in particular, mammals. After all, we’re made of Read More…


World Class Campus

Donations change lives: world class campus

If you want to know what makes Manchester special, our iconic campus is the perfect place to start. Find out about 5 of our favourite buildings and the magic that goes on beyond the walls. To us, our buildings are so much more than bricks and mortar. Our buildings are where students and researchers uncover new ideas Read More…


Andrew Amara outside his low cost home

Building homes for Uganda’s poor

Equity and Merit Scholarship recipient Andrew Amara graduated from The University of Manchester with an MSc in Global Urban Development and Planning in 2013. Now, he’s swapped building sky scrapers for low cost housing, giving poor families in Uganda the chance to own their own home. “Poor families need good quality homes, but there is Read More…