Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday 27 November, the world is celebrating #GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is an international day for people to do ‘good stuff’, to recognise what is already being done and to encourage people to consider giving time, money or supporting a worthwhile cause.

There are lots of opportunities to mark Giving Tuesday across the campus, allowing staff and students to discover new ways of giving, including a swap shop, HeartStart CPR training sessions, and the Making a Difference Fair.

SwapShop – Renold Building, 11.30am-2.30pm

There are lots of clothes, shoes, books, gifts, toys, and homeware to swap your items for at the SwapShop in the Renold Building. We are raising money for The Proud Trust and leftover items are going to be donated to Barnabus. Alongside the SwapShop we have a cake sale selling a variety of sweet treats to raise even more money for charity!

For students: Making a Difference Fair – Renold Building, 11.30am-2.30pm

To engage with and encourage students to volunteer their time, the Making a Difference Fair is being run on the Renold Building concourse. The University and external charities are highlighting how our students can make an impact across issues such as homelessness, public engagement, girls in STEM, and sustainability. A total of 21 charities and organisations will be present, including Emmeline’s Pantry, Antibiotic Guardians, ReachOut, Engineers Without Borders, and RAG.

HeartStart CPR training – Barnes Wallis Building, 12.15-2.00pm

Staff and students will also be learning some emergency lifesaving skills in one of the HeartStart CPR training sessions, running at 12.15pm and 1.15pm. We hope to train around 40 people who will come away knowing these vital skills.

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday 29 November is Giving Tuesday – a chance to step aside from the consumerism of Christmas to think about giving time, money or supporting to a worthwhile cause

The assortment of gifts below will cost you time, money or commitment – but you won’t find them in any shop or online.

Making a Difference Fair (11.30am–2pm), Renold Building Concourse

Find out how you can do your bit on this day, by coming along to the Making a Difference Fair. Hosted by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, this volunteering showcase will introduce you to a range of organisations which welcome volunteers.
Among the organisations which will have stands at the fair are:

  • SPORT – volunteering opportunities for staff or students (many need no sporting skill)
  • Wood Street Mission
  • Staff networks
  • Workplace Giving
  • Schools – University Partnership
  • UMBUG (University Bicycle User Group)
  • School Governors
  • Crowdfunding at Manchester – find out how to fundraise for University projects which have an impact on our local, national or international communities

Anyone, staff or student, is welcome to attend. You’ll have a chance to win a £50 High Street Gift Voucher if you visit a stand in the fair and submit a completed evaluation.

Learn how to safe a life

Learn how to save a life – pop along to a First Aid CPR session in your lunchbreak in the Barnes Wallis Building (12 noon to 2pm – sessions last 30 minutes) to learn some first aid skills.

Give money to a good cause

Make #GivingTuesday the day you start supporting a favourite charity regularly from your pay through Give As You Earn

Give time by volunteering

There’s a whole host of voluntary activities you can get involved in. Why not volunteer to become a school governor, join a Green Impact Team or support a graduate to become more employable. Find out more about these initiatives and mnay more on the Social Responsibility website

Find out what giving means to Manchester

Alumni, staff, students and supporters make donations to The University of Manchester, to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds and the world-changing research which happens here.
Read the Philanthropy at Manchester blog, to learn more about the impact of donations:

Celebrate your giving!

Mnay people are already making a difference. Share your story and encourage others to get involved on Social Responsibility’s Make a Difference Tumblr site.

Follow #GivingTuesday to hear how other people are raising money for good causes or giving time through volunteering. Why not tell your story on social media usingthe hashtag #GivingTuesday

Want to know more? Visit #GivingTuesday: What it is?