Your Stellify journey - what you can do

With Stellify there are lots of opportunities available to get involved in a range of transformational extracurricular activities. Here's what you can get involved with:

Note: Activities marked with an asterisk (*) contribute towards The Stellify Award. 

Ethical Grand Challenges*

Understand the issues that matter - explore the Ethical Grand Challenges

Our Ethical Grand Challenges take place in each year of your study. They allow you to explore three of the biggest challenges facing the world in the 21st century - Sustainability, Social Justice and Workplace Ethics. Each challenge helps you to discover how we can create a more sustainable world, tackle social injustices and learn how to navigate ethical workplace dilemmas in your future career.

Completing two Ethical Grand Challenges contributes towards the Stellify Award.

Find out more >>



Make a difference - volunteer

Use your time at Manchester to make a difference by volunteering. Whether it's mentoring young people at home or abroad, fundraising for charities, planting trees or supporting local food banks, there are hundreds of volunteering opportunities available.

Volunteering is the perfect way to make new friends, enhance your skill set and confidence, whilst making a difference and contributing to your community - at a local and international level.

Completing 25 hours of verified volunteering that benefits the wider community contributes towards the Stellify Award.

Find a volunteer opportunity on Volunteer Hub >> 


Leadership roles*

Step up and lead - student leadership roles

Challenge yourself to become the best leader you can be. Leadership is a key skill which is highly desired by employers and can only be strengthened with practical experience. At Manchester there are lots of opportunities available for you to develop your leadership skills e.g. as a Student Academic Representative, coordinating Peer Support sessions, organising events in your halls of residence as part of the Residents Association, becoming a Wellbeing or Volunteering Champion or teaching as a Peer Led Basic Life Support Instructor. 

Undertaking two 'Step Up and Lead' roles contributes towards the Stellify Award

Choose your leadership roles >>


University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) 

Learn without boundaries - take a unit outside of your degree with UCIL

No matter who you are or what you’re studying, Manchester’s University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) offers a variety of courses you can study as part of your degree at Manchester.

So, whether you want to learn how to set up a side hustle, improve your mental health or explore the existence of aliens, there are no limits to your learning.

  • Enhance your degree by taking a short course outside your subject, no matter what you’re studying
  • Meet and study with students from across the university
  • Stand out from the crowd and boost your employability

Explore UCIL units >>


Create your future

Make the most of Stellify to gain skills and become the best graduate you can be.

Visit and engage with the Careers Service as part of your university experience.