Manchester Metropolitan University

Thursday, 6th April 2017

First Generation applications now open

Scheme to help local pupils into and through university

Manchester Metropolitan University’s scheme to help the region’s youngsters into higher education is now open for applications from local school and college pupils.

Applications for the University’s First Generation scheme to help young people to become the first in their family to go to university opened this week.

Manchester Metropolitan is committed to supporting bright local students into and through university, providing the support and encouragement to help young people succeed.

The First Generation scheme opens for applications from pupils in year 12 at local colleges and schools to help them unlock their potential and benefit from a package of support.

The scheme is only made possible thanks to the generosity of alumni, staff and friends of the University. The University is currently fundraising for First Generation.

Peter Riley, Head of Widening Participation and Student Financial Support at Manchester Metropolitan, said: “First Generation is a whole student lifecycle approach to widening participation. We will identify the students in year 12 and support them into and through the University.

“They will then have the opportunity to work with our alumni to gain valuable experience and contacts to support them into successful employment. Through this scheme we want to transform the lives of our First Generation students.”

Find out how you can support First Generation here:

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe with 37,000 students and more than 1,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The University educates and trains large numbers of legal and business professionals, scientists, engineers, teachers, health workers and creative professionals.

The University is in the top three nationally for environmental sustainability and has an 85% research impact rated world-leading and internationally excellent.

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