Supporting future generations of students

Professor Gajendra Verma’s gift ensures support for postgraduate students for many years to come. The University of Manchester is proud of its track record of levelling the playing field so that gifted students from all backgrounds can make the most of their talent and access the opportunities they deserve. The University is fortunate enough to Read More…


Meet our student fundraising team

Why did you want to become a student fundraiser? I wanted to dedicate a portion of my time to fundraising as I understand the importance of financial aid and believe everyone deserves a chance to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances. The money raised goes towards things such as scholarships or research, as well as architecture, Read More…


COVID-19 Research Appeal; Your Impact (Part 2)

What can cause an unbalanced immune system response to COVID-19? Risk of COVID-19 related hospital admission and death in cancer patients  At present, we don’t have enough understanding of what makes some cancer patients more likely than others to become seriously ill due to COVID-19.  In Greater Manchester we have a unique patient base with higher-than-average social deprivation, multiple health conditions, and cancer Read More…


COVID-19 Research Appeal; Your Impact (Part 1)

Long-term impact of COVID-19 on hearing We know there are many long-term health consequences associated with COVID-19. The University of Manchester has now established a link between the virus and hearing loss.  With your support, we were able to carry out a systematic review of COVID-19 and the audio-vestibular system. We then conducted a year-long UK study to estimate 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…


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

A student’s time at university is special. It is a time of newfound independence, a time to learn new skills, a time to make lifelong friends, but it is also a time when you are faced with new challenges to overcome. Managing finances is just one of those challenges, but arguably the most critical. The Read More…


Helping talented students to flourish

I grew up in Greater Manchester, and did my A-levels at a sixth form college in Hulme. I heard about the Manchester Access Programme from one of my cousins. I knew I wanted to go to university, so I looked out for the programme and signed up for it. In my high school there was Read More…