Our supporters

We greatly appreciate the support of our alumni, staff and other benefactors who chose to give back to the University to help the next generation of students.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were delighted to award 61 of the inaugural First Generation cohort, life-changing bursaries, funded by donations, when they enrolled on their degrees in September 2018.

Hear from some of our supporters

The Stoller Charitable Trust

"I donate to First Generation because I believe that everyone with the potential to benefit from a university education should have the opportunity to do so. Education is so important - throughout history it has driven advancement, for individuals and for society. Now, more than ever, it is vital that no talent is wasted."

Jenny Wragge, Executive Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University, First Generation donor

“I've seen first-hand the effects of poverty and lack of opportunity, especially in BME communities. First Generation will break down so many of the barriers to success that young people face.”
Mohammad Habeebullah OBE JP, First Generation Donor and alumnus
“I was the first in my family to go to university. Thanks to my education, I have had a wonderful career and I want everyone else, whatever their background, to have the same opportunity.”
Dame Dianne Thompson DBE, First Generation Donor, University Chancellor from 2011-16, honorary graduate and alumna
Vanda Murray OBE, Pro-Chancellor and campaign donor, on why she is supporting First Generation.
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Mike Perls, MC2 Chief Executive and corporate campaign donor discusses why businesses should back First Generation.
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