A passion for education

After graduating from Manchester in 1957, Norman Bland spent his life teaching and helping students. A legacy gift will ensure many others will benefit from the same world-class education Norman received. Walter Norman Bland was a man who was passionate about education. From a young age he was diligent and hardworking, and that hard work Read More…


Safe drinking water

Tobias, a recipient of a donor-funded Research Impact Scholarship, is examining ways of using graphene to allow those in the developing world to access clean water. “97% of global water is salty water. Only 3% is drinkable and only a small fraction of that is actually drinkable without pollutants, so there is a great need Read More…


The Purple Wave

In May more than a hundred staff, students and alumni completed the Manchester 10k to support deserving students and researchers at The University of Manchester On the 19th of May more than 1600 people walked, jogged and ran in the Great Manchester Run’s 10k and half marathon as part of the Purple Wave. The wave Read More…


Leaving a legacy

Barbara Smethurst’s time at Manchester left a lasting impression and helped shape her career. She’s leaving a legacy gift to the University to give others the opportunity to study here and gain similar benefits and experiences during their time at Manchester. Barbara is a three-time University of Manchester graduate, having gained her Certificate in Education, Read More…


Donations Change Lives: Students

Donations to Manchester ensure students from all backgrounds can access a university education and make the most of their time here “Scholarships like mine give people the opportunity to change their lives, to broaden their horizons, to go out and discover.” Callum Mogridge is an undergraduate student, and just one of many students at Manchester Read More…


Team Uganda: finding solutions to child poverty in Jinja

With the help of donor funding, Team Uganda gives students the opportunity to help young Ugandans get back on their feet. 50 miles from Uganda’s capital city, on the shores of Lake Victoria near the source of the river Nile, lies Jinja – the country’s second largest city. Its location and stunning beauty mean that Read More…


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…