Manchester Metropolitan staff help the University to widen opportunities for current and future students.

As a member of staff, you already support students and the University through your everyday work but you can do more to help Manchester Metropolitan continue to provide access to higher education, for as many deserving students as possible.

We have a proud history of widening participation to higher education and this is evident across our diverse student and alumni communities. We believe that university experience can change a person’s life and provide new opportunities.

The University’s First Generation campaign funds a programme that targets young people who will be the first generation in their family to go to university. First Generation is about getting talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across Greater Manchester into university – and making sure they thrive when they arrive.

Staff who choose to support the University philanthropically are making a powerful statement to our students, alumni and friends. Every gift counts, whatever its size, for it is the combined strength of many gifts – of all sizes – that will make a beneficial impact on our students. Explore the ways you can support Manchester Metropolitan University students.

"The students are so enthusiastic and it’s amazing to be able to see the difference the programme 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, Manchester Metropolitan University, First Generation donor

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