Breaking down barriers to education

With the help of his donor-funded scholarship, Callum was able to study at Manchester and fulfil his potential. At a time when attending university is a natural next step for many young people as part of their higher education, it is easy to forget that there are many deprived areas in Manchester and the UK Read More…


Inspired by Manchester’s engineering past

Thanks to his donor-funded scholarship, Seth is able to pursue his passion in a city that has captured his imagination. Seth Gottlieb hails from a suburb on the northwest edge of Washington D.C. He studied engineering at undergraduate level and then went on to work on the East coast. But once he began working as Read More…


Graduating many miles from home

Tom’s master’s degree will help him ensure that the industrialisation and development of his home country of Uganda can take place in an environmentally sustainable way. Tom Geme is beaming from ear to ear as he walks out of the Whitworth Hall having just collected his degree certificate. “I’m so happy. I’ve been looking forward Read More…


Increasing diversity in STEMM

With help from crowdfunding, PhD student Madeleine Hann wants to improve her own leadership skills to become an effective leader and advocate for diversity in STEMM.   Across all industries, women are chronically underrepresented in leadership positions. Despite making up nearly half of the work force, women occupy just 24% of senior leadership roles. And Read More…


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…