Support and bursaries for students

We provide our students with various levels of support to allow them to thrive within the School of Social Sciences.

The university offers several bursaries for postgraduate taught and research programmes, as well as for undergraduate programmes, including the Cowrie Foundation Scholarships, The Raheem Sterling ScholarshipsUndergraduate Access Scholarships, and The Manchester Bursary.

Graham Mckenna-Mayes Memorial Fund

The Graham McKenna-Mayes Memorial Fund seeks to support access, success and progression for underrepresented groups in Higher Education, particularly in the Greater Manchester area and is open to students applying to Law and Earth and Environmental Science (EES) courses.

The bursaries, launched and supported by Graham’s family and close friends, are specifically aimed at addressing obstacles faced by students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and offer the first stepping-stone to a successful career after graduation in Law or EES. Eligible applicants do not need to apply and will be contacted if allocated one of the annual grants of £2,000.

Further information

Other sources of support

Students can find a range of tailored support and guidance for specific groups via the Student Support website. The School of Social Sciences also offers a wealth of support sources.

If you or someone you know has experienced or witnessed any form of bullying, harassment, discrimination, gender-based violence, hate or micro-aggressions, or have a safeguarding concern, you can report it anonymously or get support from a trained advisor. For more information, please see the Report & Support website.