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Equity and Merit is ten

Text reads: celebrating 10 years of Equity and Merit Scholarships

Since our Equity and Merit Programme first began in 2007, 206 scholarships have been awarded to exceptional individuals who have demonstrated both academic excellence and a commitment to the economic/social development of their home communities.

Ten years on, we're celebrating some of the achievements of these individuals, and the positive changes that a Manchester degree has enabled them to bring to their communities.

A trip to Uganda

University staff recently visited Uganda to meet some of our Equity and Merit alumni and discover the exciting work they're undertaking to transform their communities.

Watch our film showing highlights of our trip:

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You can also read about the experience in A Journey of Discovery

Making a difference

Learn more about the context and consequences of our Equity and Merit Programme over the past ten years, and our hopes for its future, in our Equity and Merit Scholarships anniversary publication below.

Student voices

Hear directly from four Equity and Merit students talking about what the scholarship means to them and their communities in the videos below.

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    Anniversary event

    A celebratory event to mark ten years of Equity and Merit Scholarships took place at the University on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, featuring some of the students and graduates funded by the scholarship and hosted by our Chancellor Lemn Sissay.

    Here's a recap of the event on social media:

    Or watch our video of what happened (please start watching at 17 minutes 20 seconds):

    Equity and Merit scholars 'make a difference'

    Some of our Equity and Merit scholars participated in the University's Making a Difference awards on Thursday, 11 May 2017, sharing inspiring stories with the audience. 

    Equity and Merit students with Lemn Sissay
    Equity and Merit scholars at the Making a Difference Awards
    Equity and merit scholars at MAD awards
    Equity and Merit scholars at the MAD awards