Meet our student fundraising team

Over the next few weeks, our amazing student fundraising team will be taking to the phones to chat to Manchester alumni all across the UK. Find out what they love most about life as a student fundraiser. Here at Manchester, we think our supporters are amazing. Gifts to the University have transformed thousands of lives 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…


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…


Easing the burden of financial hardship

When Oliver’s studies, and future as a doctor, were in danger of being impacted by financial difficulty, he could call upon the help of the Living Cost Support Fund to provide financial stability. A student’s time at university is special. It is a time of newfound independence, a time to learn new skills, a time Read More…


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…