Inspiring female engineers

Only 10% of engineering professionals in the UK are women. Donations to scholarships can help change that. During dogfights in the early part of WWII, there was a serious problem with British spitfires. When entering a nosedive to manoeuvre against an enemy aircraft, the negative G-force would cause the engine to stall. The German aircraft Read More…


Maasai

Fighting climate change

Maasai tribe member Valentin Olyang’Iri has witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by droughts in his home country of Tanzania. Now, thanks to a donor-funded scholarship from The University of Manchester, he’s working to protect the habitat that he calls home.   For centuries, the Maasai communities of East Africa have lived in harmony with the rich Read More…


Students in cafe

Donations change lives: widening access

More students than ever before are coming to Manchester thanks to support from donors. Find out how your support is changing lives for the better. At Manchester, we know what it means to face a challenge. And the same goes for many of our students. Manchester sits in one of the most deprived areas in the Read More…


Andrew Amara outside his low cost home

Building homes for Uganda’s poor

Equity and Merit Scholarship recipient Andrew Amara graduated from The University of Manchester with an MSc in Global Urban Development and Planning in 2013. Now, he’s swapped building sky scrapers for low cost housing, giving poor families in Uganda the chance to own their own home. “Poor families need good quality homes, but there is Read More…