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

The University of Manchester’s COVID-19 Research Fund was launched in May 2020 to provide rapid and flexible support to projects with the potential to make a major impact in the fight against COVID-19. At a critical time, your support has enhanced what our scientists are able to deliver, and thanks to you we have already seen some significant early results.  Following the previous Read More…


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

The University of Manchester’s COVID-19 Research Fund was launched in May 2020 to provide rapid and flexible support to projects with the potential to make a major impact in the fight against COVID-19. At a critical time, your support has enhanced what our scientists are able to deliver, and thanks to you we have already seen some significant early results.  This two-part 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…


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…


Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence

A project run by a group of NHS professionals, researchers and survivors is hoping to improve the support provided to those who have suffered sexual violence and help them take back their voice. But they need your help. 1 in 10 people in the UK have experienced some form of sexual violence since the age 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…


The Purple Wave

In May more than a hundred staff, students and alumni completed the Manchester 10k to support deserving students and researchers at The University of Manchester On the 19th of May more than 1600 people walked, jogged and ran in the Great Manchester Run’s 10k and half marathon as part of the Purple Wave. The wave Read More…


Donations Change Lives: Research

Whether we’re improving cancer survival rates, ensuring that having safe water to drink is not a privilege, or creating a sustainable future, Manchester is changing lives. The University of Manchester has long had a reputation as a centre for research excellence. We have always been at the forefront of new technologies, discoveries and research that Read More…


Preventing the tragedy of stillbirth

Manchester is home to one of the only dedicated stillbirth research centres in the world, bringing tangible benefits to the region and beyond. “Nothing prepares you for that amazing moment when your baby’s born. Shoshana was beautiful, she was perfect; she was everything that we would have wanted. But she was dead.” Antonia and her Read More…