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 programme 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 19 May 2019, hundreds of Manchester Metropolitan University staff, students and alumni showed that they are #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.
Over the last few years, staff, students, and alumni have raised over £2,000 for First Generation as part of Team Orange - this has funded two life-changing bursaries for First Generation Scholars.
And to show its committmenet to First Gen, the University will refund your entry fee if you* raise £100 or more! Join Team Orange #McrMetProud in the Great Manchester 10k and support our campaign to support young people from Greater Manchester!
If just fifty runners raise £100, we can fund five transformational bursaries for new First Generation students.
If you don't feel like running, there are others ways to get involved. You can support a runner, donate, or join us at the University's cheer spot and support Team Orange!
* Free places are only available to alumni, current students and staff.