Providing support when students need it most

When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Holly considered dropping out of university altogether. Thanks to the Manchester Hardship Fund, she was able to continue her studies and graduated this summer.   At the end of my second year at university, my mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer. To make things worse, my stepdad was Read More…


Fighting for justice

When a group of redundant workers had nowhere to turn, Manchester students took on their case at the donor-funded Legal Advice Centre. Limitations on affordable or free legal advice mean that access to justice is now a real problem for many ordinary people. So, when a Lancashire-based insurance business collapsed suddenly last summer, its employees Read More…


Increasing student confidence

The donor-funded Global Graduates programme gives students like Sonia the opportunity to expand their horizons and boost their confidence by visiting alumni abroad. John Bradley, an advertising effectiveness consultant based in Canada completed his degree in 1979. Since graduating, he has gone on to work for Cadbury in various marketing roles and in 1996 relocated Read More…


Transforming students into Global Graduates

George has a passion for politics but wasn’t sure he was suited to higher education. After enrolling on the American Studies programme in Manchester he now realises the high level career he thought was off-limits is now achievable. George Flesher hails from a low income family in West Yorkshire, England. His brother was the first Read More…


Revolutionising healthcare in Uganda

Samuel’s work has already had a significant impact on healthcare in areas of Uganda. Using his Master’s degree from The University of Manchester, he aims to bring positive change to the whole country. Many of us take for granted the high level of care we receive when we go to the GP or the hospital. Read More…


The journey to a PhD

Hannah met her future PhD supervisor aged just 16. Now, she’s researching better ways to treat the billions of people who are infected with a parasitic worm Hannah was 16 when she first attended a Discover Day at The University of Manchester. While there, she came across a stand ran by Professor of Immunology Kathryn Read More…


Celebrating inspiring women

The University of Manchester has a rich and proud tradition of attracting and enabling strong and inspiring women to flourish Throughout our history, The University of Manchester has been home to countless inspiring women. International Women’s Day presents an opportunity for us to celebrate the ground-breaking and inspiring work done by women here at Manchester, Read More…


Rebuilding the University library of Mosul

During ISIS control of Mosul, the University library was nearly destroyed. Now the city has been liberated, one Manchester student is helping to rebuild it The 30,000 students studying at the University of Mosul were about to finish their 2014 academic year when ISIS took control of the city. When students returned in September of Read More…


How graphene could revolutionise touchscreens

Smartphones and tablets have revolutionised all our lives. But for many, using touchscreens presents a myriad of problems. Graphene could help solve these issues. The prominence of consumer touchscreen devices has surged over the last few years. Smartphones, the most common touchscreen devices, are now owned by 85% of people in the UK. While younger Read More…


6 things you might not know were donor funded

Donors to the University fund everything from student scholarships to napping pods, and everything in between. The University of Manchester would not be the world-leading institution it is today without the support of our generous donors. If you take a walk around our campus or through any of the buildings on it, you’re bound to Read More…