Helping talented students to flourish

Anna Paul grew up in Greater Manchester, and took part in the Manchester Access Programme. She’s now in the final year of a Civil Engineering degree at Manchester, and is the recipient of a donor-funded Manchester Access Scholarship. To celebrate International Women’s Day, she spoke to us about her experiences at Manchester and the women Read More…


Re-writing the narrative of cancer

After James Tumilty lost his life to cancer, his partner Ronald is supporting Manchester’s efforts to improve survival rates and find solutions to the disease.   Before his retirement in 1999, James Tumilty was the Managing Director of The Anglo-American Research Laboratory in Johannesburg, South Africa. “As a person, he was erudite and had a Read More…


Shaping the rebuild of Rwanda

The odds were stacked against Esther growing up, but she overcame them and is now using her Master’s degree from Manchester to bring positive change to her home country of Rwanda. “Born during the war, and just before the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was happening in Rwanda, my childhood was not easy.” Esther Ndacyayisenga Read More…


Modelling the human eye in a petri dish

Donor-funded PhD student Victoria is producing a novel way to combat Keratitis, a sight-threatening eye disease. The use of the petri dish has been commonplace in science for over 100 years. Many of us will have used one in school to carry out basic experiments like assessing the growth of mould. What we may not Read More…


Safe drinking water

Tobias, a recipient of a donor-funded Research Impact Scholarship, is examining ways of using graphene to allow those in the developing world to access clean water. “97% of global water is salty water. Only 3% is drinkable and only a small fraction of that is actually drinkable without pollutants, so there is a great need Read More…


Leaving a legacy

Barbara Smethurst’s time at Manchester left a lasting impression and helped shape her career. She’s leaving a legacy gift to the University to give others the opportunity to study here and gain similar benefits and experiences during their time at Manchester. Barbara is a three-time University of Manchester graduate, having gained her Certificate in Education, Read More…


Donations Change Lives: Students

Donations to Manchester ensure students from all backgrounds can access a university education and make the most of their time here “Scholarships like mine give people the opportunity to change their lives, to broaden their horizons, to go out and discover.” Callum Mogridge is an undergraduate student, and just one of many students at Manchester Read More…


Team Uganda: finding solutions to child poverty in Jinja

With the help of donor funding, Team Uganda gives students the opportunity to help young Ugandans get back on their feet. 50 miles from Uganda’s capital city, on the shores of Lake Victoria near the source of the river Nile, lies Jinja – the country’s second largest city. Its location and stunning beauty mean that Read More…


Breaking down barriers to education

With the help of his donor-funded scholarship, Callum was able to study at Manchester and fulfil his potential. At a time when attending university is a natural next step for many young people as part of their higher education, it is easy to forget that there are many deprived areas in Manchester and the UK Read More…


Inspired by Manchester’s engineering past

Thanks to his donor-funded scholarship, Seth is able to pursue his passion in a city that has captured his imagination. Seth Gottlieb hails from a suburb on the northwest edge of Washington D.C. He studied engineering at undergraduate level and then went on to work on the East coast. But once he began working as Read More…