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…


Graduating many miles from home

Tom’s master’s degree will help him ensure that the industrialisation and development of his home country of Uganda can take place in an environmentally sustainable way. Tom Geme is beaming from ear to ear as he walks out of the Whitworth Hall having just collected his degree certificate. “I’m so happy. I’ve been looking forward Read More…


Providing support when students need it most

When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Holly considered dropping out of university altogether. Thanks to the Living Cost Support 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…