Manchester Metropolitan University

Transforming Lives

Thanks to the generosity of benefactors, over 115 Manchester Metropolitan University students have received life changing support in the form of scholarships, bursaries and prizes over the last few years.

The impact of your support

Students are inspired by the support of alumni, staff and other benefactors.

Meet our First Generation students

"I would like to wholeheartedly thank the generosity of everyone that has contributed to the funding of my Scholarship. With this Scholarship, I have been able to purchase a new laptop and keep money aside for other living costs which greatly helps in my computing and design-based academic studies and keep up with my other responsibilities. I do feel this University has full confidence in me reaching my potential, and to give back, I will pursue significant roles in University in the near future.""

Reko Smith, BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development, Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship recipient 2017

"This Scholarship has truly taken weight off of my shoulders financially and has allowed me to focus more on my priorities - getting a good education in a degree I love. Thank you so much to the donors and to Manchester Met, with your help, people like me are able to succeed without the burden of financial pressures! "

Saoirse Johnston-Smalley, BA (Hons) History and Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship recipient 2017

"I cannot put into words how grateful I am to have received an Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship. It has given me the opportunity to explore a subject that I love, which may not have been possible for me otherwise. I am now developing skills and gaining experiences that, with my prior situation, I would never have thought possible. Thank you. "

Tobias Chatburn, BSc Psychology and Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship recipient 2017

"Being fortunate enough to receive the Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship is incredibly overwhelming and I could not be any more grateful. This generosity will make the world of difference to me and it is now my duty to repay everyone that made this happen by achieving my best results. It is a huge honour."

Klein Regan, BA (Hons) English and Film, Alumni Undergraduate Scholar 2016

"Thank you. I now have the start at University that many students take for granted thanks to the generosity of others. The Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship will allow me to invest in my studies making sure I have access to the necessary resources to see me through. I am excited and proud to be the first woman in my family to study at University!"

Ruby-Ann Patterson, BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing, Alumni Undergraduate Scholar 2016

"I would like to thank the University and those who funded the scholarship for this opportunity. Receiving this award has boosted my confidence and shown me that I have the skills to make a positive contribution to others."

Patrick Scott, BA (Hons) Primary Education, Alumni Undergraduate Scholar 2015

Alumni, staff and other benefactors chose to give back to the University to help the next generation.

"I attended Manchester Metropolitan as a full-time mature student and the whole experience gave me supreme confidence to take on any future challenge. Giving financial support so that other students can access this same experience, means a great deal to me."

Alison Booth, Dip Sociology 2002, Manchester Metropolitan University Fund Donor

"The students are so enthusiastic and it’s amazing to be able to see the difference the scheme is making to them. I feel privileged to be part of their journey and to have such an important role to play in their experience and the success."

Helen Lord, Transition & Peer Support Manager, First Generation donor

"As a life-long student, who has derived much pleasure from his studies, I have happy memories of the time in the early 1980s I spent at Manchester Met (or Manchester Polytechnic as it was then). Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to make a regular donation to the University Fund in order to help others gain some of the pleasure and advantages I have had, I was eager to do so. "

MPhil Graduate, Chemistry Department 1984, Manchester Metropolitan University Fund Donor

Transforming Lives