Students make a difference through Stellify

Stellify is a scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to take their studies at The University of Manchester to new heights.

Stellify - Do More, Be More - logo.

Meaning 'to change, or be changed, into a star', Stellify aims to get the best out of anyone who participates.

Good ethics, morale and social responsibility are key components of the programme, as students will participate in Ethical Grand Challenges.

Each year, as part of the challenges, students participate in sustainability, social justice, and workplace ethics workshops and tasks.

Stellify has been formulated to inspire and educate participants both as students and ambassadors of the University.

Students at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures are among those taking part in Stellify.

"I would like to be involved in making a difference through cultural education, mental health support and community advocacy," said Louis Haddad, who is studying BA History and Spanish.

Kieran Brown on our BA Modern History with Economics course said he hopes Stellify will act as a catalyst for his personal development while at university.

"More importantly, it will allow me to inspire others to join me on this journey," he added.

Stellify aims to enable students to:

  • learn without boundaries - working in environments or disciplines that students haven't before, broadening experience within job roles;
  • understand the issues that matter - contributing to local and global communities;
  • make a difference - become more socially responsible, and see how individual actions make a real and positive difference;
  • step up and lead - learn more about ethical management, along with new, exciting challenges along the way;
  • create your future - improve personal planning and look at available career options, all while developing key skills for work.

These specialised Ethical Grand Challenges take place at different points during students' time at Manchester, slowly building up confidence, improving participants' social conscience and CVs, and ultimately shaping their future.

Notable alumnus of the University and members of Stellifyinclude Professor Brian Cox (School of Physics and Astronomy), Chancellor Lemn Sissay, British actor Toby Jones, and humanitarian director of Oxfam Dr Jane Cocking. 

Find out more about Stellify.