7 reasons why you should take part in Stellify

1. Make new friends

Whether you volunteer for a community initative, lead a society at the Students' Union or work together as a team for Peer Support, you will collaborate with other like-minded people, who could become your friends - even those beyond the University too.

2. Enhance your employability prospects

Manchester graduates are highly sought-after by the UK's top graduate employers, known for their work-ready skills and experience as well as the quality of their academic ability. By taking part in Stellify, you will leave Manchester with experience in a whole range of sought-after skills by employers including:

  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical observation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Creative thinking

Due to the variety of Stellify activities, you will gain unique experiences which can help you set yourself apart from other graduates in your job applications.

3. Make a real change

As a University we are committed to making a difference to our communities - both locally and globally. Whether you volunteer with older people or the local community centre, teach first aid, grow vegetables in our community allotments or help to make the world greener by planting trees, with Stellify you will have the chance to make a change to others and your environment.

4. Develop a greater awareness of some key global challenges

Become ethically, socially and politically informed on some of humanity's most pressing global issues by taking part in the Ethical Grand Challenges. You will have the chance to meet other students and work together across disciplines to explore three of the big challenges facing the world in the 21st century.

5. Achieve the University's most prestigious extra-curricular award

Stand out from the crowded graduate market with the University's most prestigious extra-curricular award for undergraduate students, the Stellify Award.

Achieving the Stellify Award shows potential employers and others that you've tackled Ethical Grand Challenges relevant to global societies and contemporary workplaces, while undertaking community volunteering and leadership experiences. It's proof that you're ready to take on your next challenge as a Manchester graduate and shape your future.

6. Learn something new

You'll find an incredible variety and quality of student experiences at Manchester, which will help you to learn something new and develop existing skills. Get under the skin and tackle some of the world's most pressing issues and gain hands-on experience while contributing to communities at a local, national and global level. You never know what you will discover and where it will take you.

7. Build your confidence

Gain confidence with Stellify by shaping your own unique journey. Whether you wish to become a leader of a large society, or feel more comfortable running a small Peer Support session with your co-students, with the wide range of activities available to you, you will be able to build your confidence in a supportive environment.