Meet our next generation of Manchester students

In 2022, more than 350 students from disadvantaged backgrounds joined us at Manchester with a scholarship. Thanks to our generous community of alumni and donors, these students have received the financial support they need to aim higher and achieve their goals.   Below, you can meet a few of the talented first-year students who are studying Read More…


Cost of Living: Supporting Our Students

The recent cost of living crisis is impacting all sections of our society and for students especially, rising costs can have a significant impact on already stretched budgets.  The reality is that more and more young people are now facing financial hardship and we understand just how much anxiety and concern this may be causing Read More…


Manchester Access Programme: My Experience

Our flagship post-16 access initiative, the Manchester Access Programme (MAP), helps to prepare Year 12 students from non-traditional university backgrounds to transition into higher education. MAP is a structured and comprehensive programme of events and activities which enable students to develop the skills and confidence they need to apply to university. Students who successfully complete Read More…


North American alumni raise record funds for NAFUM  

Donors across the USA helped the North American Foundation for The University of Manchester (NAFUM) break all previous fundraising records in 2021, with an incredible $3,970,000 raised. This compares to the Foundation’s previous record of $1.38m in 2011.     Established in 1998 by a group of US-based University of Manchester alumni, the Foundation has raised over $17.2m Read More…


Meet first-year students Ethan and Jawad

Thanks to generous support from alumni and friends, hundreds of students received scholarships to help them begin their studies in Manchester last year. Here, two of them tell the story of their first six months at Manchester. Studying at university is an incredible opportunity to gain new experiences, skills and make friends for life. But Read More…


Supporting future generations of students

Professor Gajendra Verma’s gift ensures support for postgraduate students for many years to come. The University of Manchester is proud of its track record of levelling the playing field so that gifted students from all backgrounds can make the most of their talent and access the opportunities they deserve. The University is fortunate enough to Read More…


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 and USA. Find out what they’re looking forward to the most about their job. This month, our amazing team of student fundraisers will be taking to the phones to chat 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…