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

Why did you want to become a student fundraiser? I wanted to dedicate a portion of my time to fundraising as I understand the importance of financial aid and believe everyone deserves a chance to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances. The money raised goes towards things such as scholarships or research, as well as architecture, 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…


Easing the burden of financial hardship

A student’s time at university is special. It is a time of newfound independence, a time to learn new skills, a time to make lifelong friends, but it is also a time when you are faced with new challenges to overcome. Managing finances is just one of those challenges, but arguably the most critical. The Read More…


Helping talented students to flourish

I grew up in Greater Manchester, and did my A-levels at a sixth form college in Hulme. I heard about the Manchester Access Programme from one of my cousins. I knew I wanted to go to university, so I looked out for the programme and signed up for it. In my high school there was 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…