Helping talented students to flourish

Anna Paul grew up in Greater Manchester, and took part in the Manchester Access Programme. She’s now in the final year of a Civil Engineering degree at Manchester, and is the recipient of a donor-funded Manchester Access Scholarship. To celebrate International Women’s Day, she spoke to us about her experiences at Manchester and the women Read More…


A Cappella Group Aims for the Big Stage

An a cappella group from The University of Manchester are turning to crowdfunding to help them attend a prestigious a cappella competition For university a cappella groups, it doesn’t get much bigger than the ICCAs. An annual competition, the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella is a prestigious competition between the best-performing university a cappella Read More…


Shaping the rebuild of Rwanda

The odds were stacked against Esther growing up, but she overcame them and is now using her Master’s degree from Manchester to bring positive change to her home country of Rwanda. “Born during the war, and just before the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was happening in Rwanda, my childhood was not easy.” Esther Ndacyayisenga Read More…


The NHS at 70: A Digital Archive

Since 1948, the NHS has been central to our health and to our lives. Through crowdfunding, a group of historians and heritage professionals hope to create the first digital archive of this unique service. On 5 July 1948, the NHS was born. Built on the principle that healthcare should be free for all citizens at Read More…


Modelling the human eye in a petri dish

Donor-funded PhD student Victoria is producing a novel way to combat Keratitis, a sight-threatening eye disease. The use of the petri dish has been commonplace in science for over 100 years. Many of us will have used one in school to carry out basic experiments like assessing the growth of mould. What we may not Read More…


How it feels to graduate from Manchester

Graduation represents the culmination of years of hard work and can be one of the most exciting times during a student’s time at university. The majority of our students graduate in the summer, but there are also ceremonies that take place in December, mainly for Nursing students, master’s students, and some PhD students. This December, Read More…


24/7 mental health support

Providing mental health support to students is a priority for the University. Thanks to donor funding, we’ve been able to set up a new platform providing 24/7 support to all students and staff For young people, moving to university can be one of the most exciting times of their lives. But it can also be Read More…


A passion for education

After graduating from Manchester in 1957, Norman Bland spent his life teaching and helping students. A legacy gift will ensure many others will benefit from the same world-class education Norman received. Walter Norman Bland was a man who was passionate about education. From a young age he was diligent and hardworking, and that hard work 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…