What can I do?

Through Stellify, we focus on the real world impact of what we do. This includes everything from social justice, ethical leadership and community action to global connections and multicultural perspectives. Combined with interdisciplinary opportunities and collaborations, it all comes together to create valuable and diverse opportunities for you, our students.

You don't need to sign up for Stellify - but you do need to act. Stellify is a process of developing new skills and experiences by doing things:

Do more; Be more.

Your Stellify path will be unique. It all depends on what you want to do, what you want to know and what you discover along the way. Stellify presents you with five points of action. Taking part in these alongside your degree can truly enhance your knowledge and experience.

  1. Embrace learning without boundaries
  2. Understand the issues that matter
  3. Make a difference
  4. Step up
  5. Engage with My Future

There’s an ever-expanding list of activities under each action point. They each provide you with opportunities and inspiration to become the best graduate you can be. Take a closer look at what you can do:

First year undergraduates

Your time at Manchester is only just beginning. Make the most of your time here by getting involved in as many activities as you can.

With so much to choose from, it might be hard to know where to start. It might be helpful to think of one thing you’d love to do, change or create. Do you want to understand something more deeply, or make a difference? Do you want to lead those around you, or try something outside of your academic discipline?

Whatever you choose to do, we’ll record it for you as part of your transcript at Graduation.

Taking part in some of these activities will take you one step closer to gaining the Manchester Leadership Award.

Embrace learning without boundaries

So you’re an engineer. But are you also a humanitarian? You’re a historian. But are you also vital to developing new technology? The only limit to learning at Manchester is your own curiosity.

Look beyond your core academic discipline and take advantage of our flexible learning environment. We offer a wide range of interdisciplinary and international course units and extra-curricular opportunities, so you can develop fresh ways of looking at the problems you face and a new awareness of what inspires you.

Understand the issues that matter

You are part of a wide and wonderful world. What part will you play in its future?

At Manchester we’re conscious of the effect that our actions have on the world around us. We seek to inspire others and have a positive impact across everything we do.

This is your chance to become ethically, socially and politically informed on global challenges that matter to local communities. Open your mind to alternative ideas, work with new people and hear their views. Our Ethical Grand Challenges will help you tackle problems relating to equality and diversity, environment and sustainability, ethics and social justice.

Make a difference

We’re all unique individuals, yet we work better together. What impact will you have on society?

You’ll find a huge range of volunteering and outreach opportunities for you to get involved in here. Develop new skills, confidence and talents through philanthropic work, and discover what you’re capable of contributing to the world.

  • Student Volunteering – thousands of volunteering opportunities and ideas for Manchester students, from educational outreach to charity and fundraising work within Manchester, across the UK and overseas

Step up

Confidence comes from self-knowledge, rooted in the trial of experience. Do you have the courage to try, fail and learn in order to succeed?

At Manchester we recognise that we all have the potential to inspire others through our actions, passions, commitments and achievements.

Challenge yourself. Try your hand at student representation, entrepreneurship, project management, public speaking – you might be surprised by what you can achieve.

  • Students’ Union elections – your chance to campaign for roles in our Students’ Union and the National Union of Students
  • Student societies – the UK’s biggest SU has hundreds of societies with varied positions of responsibility in which you could test and develop your leadership skills
  • Student Reps – represent fellow students on your course or in your research group
  • Residents’ Association elections – if you’re living in student halls, nominate yourself for a role in your Residents’ Association or Junior Common Room

Engage with My Future

Ambition requires inspiration, success requires action. What dreams could you unfold and explore today?

Manchester is the most targeted university by the UK’s top graduate employers – and for good reason.

Whether you have a clear vision of your future or not, you’ll discover plenty of chances to explore your options, gain skills and experience, make informed decisions and set realistic goals while you’re here. We offer some of the UK’s best student career development opportunities, illuminating your path to new adventures.

  • Three essential actions – your first year is definitely not too early to think about what you want to do after graduating

Returning Undergraduates

Although you’re already part way through your degree, there’s still so much you can do to Stellify yourself.

Use the remainder of your time here to work on the attributes that you want to develop. Have you stayed within your academic comfort zone? Would you feel confident leading those around you?

Embrace learning without boundaries

So you’re an engineer. But are you also a humanitarian? You’re a historian. But are you also vital to developing new technology? The only limit to learning at Manchester is your own curiosity.

Look beyond your core academic discipline and take advantage of our flexible learning environment. We offer a wide range of interdisciplinary and international course units and extra-curricular opportunities, so you can develop fresh ways of looking at the problems you face and a greater awareness of what inspires you.

Understand the issues that matter

You are part of a wide and wonderful world. What part will you play in its future?

At Manchester we’re conscious of the effect that our actions have on the world around us. We seek to inspire others and have a positive impact across everything we do.

This is your chance to become ethically, socially and politically informed on global challenges that matter. Open your mind to alternative ideas, work with new people and hear their views. Our Ethical Grand Challenges will help you to understand issues relating to social justice and workplace ethics.

Make a difference

We’re all unique individuals, yet we work better together. What impact will you have on society?

You’ll find a huge range of volunteering and outreach opportunities for you to get involved in here. Develop new skills, confidence and talents through philanthropic work, and discover what you’re capable of contributing to the world.

  • Student Volunteering – thousands of volunteering opportunities and ideas for Manchester students, from educational outreach to charity and fundraising work within Manchester, across the UK and overseas
  • Manchester Leadership Programme – combine volunteering with academic study on 21st-century leadership that can form part of your degree

Step up

Confidence comes from self-knowledge, rooted in the trial of experience. Do you have the courage to try, fail and learn in order to succeed?

At Manchester we recognise that we all have the potential to inspire others through our actions, passions, commitments and achievements.

Challenge yourself. Try your hand at student representation, entrepreneurship, project management, public speaking – you might be surprised by what you can achieve.

  • Students’ Union elections – your chance to campaign for roles in our Students’ Union and the National Union of Students
  • Student societies – the UK’s biggest SU has hundreds of societies with varied positions of responsibility in which you could test and develop your leadership skills
  • Student Reps – represent fellow students on your course or in your research group
  • PASS leaders – lead study sessions for lower-year students in course units you’ve studied
  • Peer mentors – meet with lower year students and provide advice and support from your own experience of University life
  • Residents’ Association elections – if you’re living in student halls, nominate yourself for a role in your Residents’ Association or Junior Common Room
  • Athletic Union - take a leading role in one of our sports clubs

Engage with My Future

Ambition requires inspiration, success requires action. What dreams could you unfold and explore today?

Manchester is the most targeted university by the UK’s top graduate employers – and for good reason.

Whether you have a clear vision of your future or not, you’ll discover plenty of chances to explore your options, gain skills and experience, make informed decisions and set realistic goals while you’re here. We offer some of the UK’s best student career development opportunities, illuminating your path to new adventures.

Postgraduates

Whether your time at Manchester is only just beginning, or you’re returning to us, be sure to make the most of your time here by getting involved in as many activities as you can.

With so much to choose from, it might be hard to know where to start. It might be helpful to think of one thing you’d love to do, change or create. Do you want to understand something more deeply, or make a real difference? Do you want to lead those around you, or try something outside of your academic discipline?

Embrace learning without boundaries

So you’re an engineer. But are you also a humanitarian? You’re a historian. But are you also vital to developing new technology? The only limit to learning at Manchester is your own curiosity.

Look beyond your core academic discipline and take advantage of our flexible learning environment.

  • Look for reading groups with a different perspective than you’re used to
  • Go to conferences outside of your own discipline
  • Join interdisciplinary competitions with students from other programmes
  • Join student societies and meet students from other disciplines

Understand the issues that matter

You are part of a wide and wonderful world. What part will you play in its future?

At Manchester we’re conscious of the effect that our actions have on the world around us. We seek to inspire others and have a positive impact across everything we do.

This is your chance to become ethically, socially and politically informed on global challenges that matter to local communities. Open your mind to alternative ideas, work with new people and hear their views.

Make a difference

We’re all unique individuals, yet we work better together. What impact will you have on society?

You’ll find a huge range of volunteering and outreach opportunities for you to get involved in here. Develop new skills, confidence and talents through philanthropic work and discover what you’re capable of contributing to the world.

  • Student Volunteering – thousands of volunteering opportunities and ideas for Manchester students, from educational outreach to charity and fundraising work within Manchester, across the UK and overseas

Step up

Confidence comes from self-knowledge, rooted in the trial of experience. Do you have the courage to try, fail and learn in order to succeed?

At Manchester we recognise that we all have the potential to inspire others through our actions, passions, commitments and achievements.

Challenge yourself. Try your hand at student representation, entrepreneurship, project management, public speaking – you might be surprised by what you can achieve.

  • Students’ Union elections – your chance to campaign for roles in our Students’ Union and the National Union of Students
  • Student societies – the UK’s biggest SU has hundreds of societies with varied positions of responsibility in which you could test and develop your leadership skills
  • Student Reps – represent fellow students on your course or in your research group
  • Residents’ Association elections – if you’re living in student halls, nominate yourself for a role in your Residents’ Association or Junior Common Room
  • Athletic Union - take a leading role in one of our sports clubs

Engage with My Future

Ambition requires inspiration, success requires action. What dreams could you unfold and explore today?

Whether you have a clear vision of your future or not, you’ll discover plenty of chances to explore your options, gain skills and experience, make informed decisions and set realistic goals while you’re here. We offer some of the UK’s best postgraduate career development opportunities, illuminating your path to new adventures.

  • What the Careers Service can do for you – Whether you’re just starting out, are an experienced professional, or if you fancy a career change, we have the resources and people to help you manage and develop your career

Take your first step to stellification.

What would you love to do, change or create?

Stellify me