Will you change a student’s world with a gift to Manchester today?

Securing a place at The University of Manchester is a huge achievement for anyone. But for young people growing up in disadvantaged areas of greater Manchester, it can often feel like an impossible dream.

That’s why it’s so important that we’re able to offer scholarships, to give bright students from low-income households the chance to study here at Manchester, when they’d really struggle to do so otherwise.

As sixth-formers across the country prepare to sit their exams, it’s nearly time for us to assess how many scholarships we’ll be able to offer this year. By making a gift before 11 May, you can help give another bright student the chance to have a world-changing impact here at Manchester.

Donate to support Manchester students today

Please give before 11 May to support students studying at Manchester in the coming academic year. Every penny of your gift will help Manchester students.

Levelling the playing field for students like Callum

Growing up in an area of Manchester where very few people go to university, Callum Mogridge saw higher education as a way to improve his life chances.

Callum faced many financial hurdles. In fact, he might have struggled to afford to go to university at all if it wasn’t for the Manchester Access Programme – and the scholarship that he received, funded by donations from alumni and friends.

Callum’s scholarship gave him the confidence to say “yes” to Manchester. It helped him pay for travel costs and study materials. And it allowed him to dedicate more time to skill-building activities, like mentoring first-year students, and volunteering for extra research projects.

Callum’s now completing his master’s at the Alliance Manchester Business School. He couldn’t be more grateful to the donors who helped make his Manchester journey possible.

Make a gift to help more students like Callum say “yes” to Manchester

Helping people like Holly when they need it most

Holly Twomey was at the end of her second year at Manchester when she received the devastating news that her mum had been diagnosed with cancer.

With her family no longer able to support her financially, Holly was sure she’d have to drop out of university. But donations from alumni and friends meant that didn’t happen.

Holly received a grant from the Living Cost Support Fund – a special fund for current students who face unexpected financial difficulties. This special grant changed everything – and it was only possible thanks to generous gifts from people who care about helping students succeed.

This extra financial help made a world of difference to Holly’s life – allowing her to stay at Manchester and continue her education.

Now Holly’s planning to use her Manchester degree to help others, through a career supporting children with mental health difficulties.

Make a gift to help students like Holly fulfil their potential

Give a ‘Turing’ and change a student’s world today

Perhaps you’ve heard that Alan Turing will be the new face of the £50 note – due to enter circulation next year.

By giving your own ‘Turing’ before 11 May, you can help give the next generation of Manchester students the chance to make their mark on the world.

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