The generosity and warmth shown by past Manchester Met students is a testament to how graduates support the University.
There are many opportunities for alumni to help the University prepare our prospective and current students for their studies and future careers.
Graduates, staff, students and friends can fundraise on behalf of the University and for the First Generation campaign, at any time. Please visit our webpage for further information.
If you would like to run, walk or bake in aid of a good cause but don’t have a charity in mind, why not raise money for the University’s new campaign to support students, First Generation. You can sign up to our JustGiving page
On Sunday 28 May 2017, over 450 alumni, staff and students took part in this year's Great Manchester Run #McrMetProud. Many ran in aid of their chosen charity, including First Generation and thanks to their efforts and the support of family and friends, nearly £460 was donated to our campaign.
Alumni, staff and friends of the University can offer their time and expertise through mentoring and paid placements that provide current students with the experience, knowledge and expertise to get ahead and develop the skills they need for the workplace, before they graduate.
The generosity and warmth shown by past Manchester Met students is a testament to how graduates support us in our aim to provide the next generation of deserving students with access to higher education, regardless of their financial background. Alumni can make a regular or single gift to the University at any time.
In the spring, current Manchester Metropolitan students, trained by Alumni and Development, took to the phones to talk to graduates about how their support can play a vital role in helping us meet our priorities. Students also called to speak to graduates about their student memories, what they have been doing since graduation, about alumni benefits, services and events and other ways to stay involved with the University.
Thanks to the generosity of alumni during the phone appeal, nine first generation students will begin their complete student journey of support in 2018. If you were able to make a gift on this occasion, volunteered your time and expertise or simply took time to speak to a current student, thank you. We do hope you enjoyed speaking to our First generation Student Ambassadors.
"My role as a student caller has been such an interesting experience. Speaking to alumni has given me an insight into the wide variety of careers that they have succeeded in, following their degree, as well as gaining some career advice myself! It was so rewarding knowing how fantastic the impact that gifts from alumni have upon future and present students and it has made me appreciate the opportunity that I have in being able to study here at Manchester Met."
Roma Syed, BSc (Hons) Psychology
"Helping to raise money towards the Manchester Metropolitan Fund priority projects has been an amazing experience. Speaking to former students has given me the inspiration to continue to reach for my goals, because I am now sure that one day my hard work will pay off."
Charlotte Pilsworth, BA (Hons) English with Arabic
"When one of our alumni made a gift to the scheme, I was literally punching the air! What made me feel very happy was the fact that they contributed to help students that they have never even met." Jesha tells us how the scheme will support first generation students like her and about the impact of alumni support."
Jesha Jeyatheeswaran, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, First Generation Ambassador
"I genuinely enjoyed my time speaking to our alumni. I was overwhelmed by their kindness and support for current students. Hearing about the progress of graduates since they have left university has given me a new drive to achieve the highest grades I can in my own degree. Speaking to graduates has also made me feel even prouder to be a part of the Manchester Met community."
Ben Jeffreys, BSc (Hons) Psychology
"Working as a Student Caller has truly been a great experience. Every call was different and I spoke to graduates from every discipline: heard all about their experiences and what careers they went on to do. Graduates' support of current students is inspiring and talking to alumni has personally helped me a lot too as it gave me a greater knowledge of my own course and what fields I can go on to work in."
Monifa Kan, LLB