Be #McrMetProud and run the Great Manchester 10k for #ManMetFirstGen.
First Generation tackles the full range of challenges that young people who are the first generation of their family to go to university may face.
The scheme provides the necessary support and encouragement to help them come to university and then additional financial, personal and professional support throughout their studies.
On Sunday 20 May 2018, hundreds of Manchester Metropolitan University staff, students and alumni will be showing they’re #McrMetProud as part of Team Orange at the Great Manchester Run. Getting fit, having fun and making a difference for charity is a big part of the Team Orange #McrMetProud team spirit.
If just fifty runners raise £100, we can fund five transformational scholarships for new first generation students.
And to show our commitment to supporting young people across Greater Manchester, not only are we offering a discounted rate to our runners, this year Manchester Metropolitan is offering free places to the first 100 runners* who raise £100 or more for First Generation!
If you don't feel like running, why not join us at the University's cheer spot and support Team Orange.
"I am running again this year First Gen. We now have two cohorts of students on the programme and I am lucky enough to be able to work with them! They are a fabulous group of young people who all have great potential. I really believe that the scheme will have a hugely positive impact on their experience and attainment - and I can see it happening already."
Helen Lord, Transition & Peer Support Manager, First Generation donor
"I'm running with Team Orange on Sunday 20 May, in aid of First Generation, our campaign to transform the lives young people across Greater Manchester. I'm proud to work for such an inclusive university!"
Sophia McNeill, Development Manager and First Generation donor
* Free places are only available to alumni, current students and staff.