Changing the future of brain disease

Professor of Neuroscience and Co-Director at the Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre, Stuart Allan, based in the University’s Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, is determined to change the impact of stroke. And with an incredible team of talented researchers, the generosity of our community and the city’s unique health landscape, he’s certain that Manchester Read More…


North American alumni raise record funds for NAFUM  

Donors across the USA helped the North American Foundation for The University of Manchester (NAFUM) break all previous fundraising records in 2021, with an incredible $3,970,000 raised. This compares to the Foundation’s previous record of $1.38m in 2011.     Established in 1998 by a group of US-based University of Manchester alumni, the Foundation has raised over $17.2m 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…


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 wealth 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…