Providing support when students need it most

When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Holly considered dropping out of university altogether. Thanks to the Manchester Hardship Fund, she was able to continue her studies and graduated this summer.   At the end of my second year at university, my mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer. To make things worse, my stepdad was Read More…


Pioneering research into PTSD

Following a colleague’s battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, Carolina pledged to help ensure that those suffering from a similar condition would be able to receive the right help, at the right time. Carolina Campodonico was volunteering with the Italian Red Cross ambulance service when her team received the call that would change her life. “In Read More…


Unlocking graphene’s potential

Manchester PhD student Chris Hoyle has made a discovery that could have a major positive impact on healthcare in the future. The University of Manchester is the home of graphene. The one-atom thick wonder-material was first isolated here by Professors Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim in 2004. Since then, countless potential uses for graphene have Read More…


Revolutionising healthcare in Uganda

Samuel’s work has already had a significant impact on healthcare in areas of Uganda. Using his Master’s degree from The University of Manchester, he aims to bring positive change to the whole country. Many of us take for granted the high level of care we receive when we go to the GP or the hospital. Read More…