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Incredible scholarship students among this year’s graduates

12 July 2017

Our scholarship students have not only shown a commitment to academic excellence, they have contributed to university life through voluntary work and extra-curricular activities.

Often coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, our bright and highly motivated scholarship students have overcome various challenging circumstances to gain a university degree.

With donor support, they have demonstrated that family background should not be a barrier to academic achievement.

Elise, BA (Hons) English Language, Undergraduate Access Scholarship

Elise
Elise, BA (Hons) English Language

Since a young age, Elise has always wanted to go to The University of Manchester and she has certainly made the most of her time here. In the past year she became the Manchester Media’s Group Head of Culture and Deputy Head of the student newspaper the ‘Mancunion’, among other notable achievements.

Coming from a low income background, Elise’s scholarship has provided the essential funds she needed, especially for textbooks. Receiving the scholarship has also meant she had the time to pursue her interests alongside her degree.

“Ultimately, I’ve been given the opportunity to make my family proud,” said Elise.

Hamza, LLM Law with Criminology, Alexander Undergraduate Access Scholarship holder

Text reads: Hamza, LLM Law with Criminology, Alexander Undergraduate Access Scholarship holder
Hamza, LLM Law with Criminology

Hamza was the first from his family to ever attend university, so for a long time it didn’t seem like an option. However, after gaining skills from the Manchester Access Programme, his confidence grew and Hamza realised university was the place for him.

“I’m so excited for what the future holds for me," said Hamza. "I want to work in an area of law that helps people with real issues and problems. The kindness and generosity shown to me through my scholarship has inspired me to help others.”

Jasmine, MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience, Undergraduate Access Scholarship

Text reads: Jasmine, MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience, Undergraduate Access Scholarship
Jasmine, MEng in Mechanical Engineering

Jasmine’s scholarship supported her throughout her degree, helping her to fund books, bills, and very crucially, travel to interviews and important career events.

Donor support also enabled Jasmine to finance her industrial placement working in the fuel systems department at Airbus last year, providing her with extremely valuable experience in the field.

Following graduation, Jasmine will be working for Rolls Royce in the civil aerospace department, the perfect outcome from her industrial placement.

“The scholarship has made my university experience all the better. Hopefully when the time comes I will be able to do something like this for someone else,” said Jasmine.

Ensure that talented students like Elise, Hamza and Jasmine are able to fulfil their potential by donating today.