Inspiring the young people of Manchester

Through IntoUniversity, students, researchers and donors are all contributing to inspiring young people in Greater Manchester. Ensuring that all young people have access to a world-class education, regardless of their background or financial circumstances, is central to so much of what The University of Manchester, and its donors, work towards. We are now celebrating three 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…


Your Impact on the University

So many students and researchers have benefitted immeasurably from the generosity of donors. Here, they tell their story of how much that support means to them. Your support has a monumental impact here at Manchester.  Your donations help talented young people make the most of their potential, enable world-class research, and bring positive change to so many areas of our lives. We hope you will enjoy meeting a Read More…


Easing the burden of financial hardship

When Oliver’s studies, and future as a doctor, were in danger of being impacted by financial difficulty, he could call upon the help of the Living Cost Support Fund to provide financial stability. A student’s time at university is special. It is a time of newfound independence, a time to learn new skills, a time Read More…


Helping talented students to flourish

Anna Paul grew up in Greater Manchester, and took part in the Manchester Access Programme. She’s now in the final year of a Civil Engineering degree at Manchester, and is the recipient of a donor-funded Manchester Access Scholarship. To celebrate International Women’s Day, she spoke to us about her experiences at Manchester and the women 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…


Levelling the playing field in the media

Breaking through the ‘class ceiling’ is just one more challenge for many of our students from low income backgrounds. There is a shortage and lack of appreciation of women working in the media. Research conducted by Women in Journalism found that on the front page of our daily newspapers, just 22% of by-lines were women. Read More…