Meet our student fundraising team

Over the next few weeks, our amazing student fundraising team will be taking to the phones to chat to Manchester alumni all across the UK. Find out what they love most about life as a student fundraiser. Here at Manchester, we think our supporters are amazing. Gifts to the University have transformed thousands of lives Read More…


The COVID-19 Emergency Hardship Appeal; Your Impact

Over 3000 donors chose to support students who were struggling as a direct impact of the pandemic. Here are some of the ways that support has made a difference. Bringing financial relief to students in need  The pandemic, and the ensuing fragile job market, left many students looking to the future with understandable concern as to how Read More…


Your Impact on the University

So many students and researchers have benefitted immeasurably from the generosity of donors. Here, they tell their story of how much that support means to them. Your support has a monumental impact here at Manchester.  Your donations help talented young people make the most of their potential, enable world-class research, and bring positive change to so many areas of our lives. We hope you will enjoy meeting a Read More…


Research impact powered by donor support

Throughout the years, donor-funded PhD students have played a fundamental role in Manchester’s ground-breaking research. The University of Manchester’s research solves real-world problems. From providing clean water for more of the developing world to finding better ways to treat the coronavirus, researchers at Manchester help us to look to the future with hope and optimism. Read More…


Easing the burden of financial hardship

When Oliver’s studies, and future as a doctor, were in danger of being impacted by financial difficulty, he could call upon the help of the Living Cost Support Fund to provide financial stability. A student’s time at university is special. It is a time of newfound independence, a time to learn new skills, a time Read More…


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…