The Stellify Award


The Stellify Award  is a unique University of Manchester award supporting your personal development and graduate outcomes alongside your studies.

The Stellify Award gives you the chance to make a difference in a way that feels authentic to you, your passions and interests. Through volunteering, leadership roles and ethical grand challenges, you’ll not only take action to help causes you truly care about, but will also be prepared for life after university and will enter the world of work feeling confident in your abilities.

Upcoming events

Want to find out more about the Award? Need to check your progress? Head to one of our Stellify Surgeries this semester:

Tuesday 16 April, 11-12:30pm
Main Library foyer

Thursday 9 May, 1-3pm 
The Atrium

How it works

From becoming a PASS leader or Sustainability Champion, through to involvement with societies, sports teams, volunteering and more, there are lots of activities to choose from that will help you progress towards earning the award - all designed to fit around your studies and interests.

Take a look at what's involved and a full list of activities below: 


Understand the issues that matter

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Complete at least two Ethical Grand Challenge activities:

Sustainability Challenge
(Year 1)

Social Justice Challenge
(Year 2)

Workplace Ethics Challenge
(Year 3, final year)


Make a difference

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Complete 25 hours of volunteering which benefits the wider community:

Find a volunteering opportunity on Volunteer Hub or find your own.

You must record all your own volunteering activity on Volunteer Hub to count towards the award.

Step up and lead

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Complete two approved leadership roles (or one role for two years):

View our list of approved leadership roles and how to apply on the link above. 

By completing and logging your activities, all those eligible will receive a certificate at graduation and your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) will be updated to formally recognise your extra-curricular achievements. 


Frequently asked questions

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