Embrace Learning Without Boundaries

At Manchester you’ll find a whole host of transformational academic and extracurricular activities to help you do more and be more which form part of Stellify.

'Stellify' means 'to change, or be changed, into a star'. We want all our students to 'stellify' themselves at Manchester – to take on fresh challenges, meet and work with a wide range of people and perspectives, contribute to local and global communities, tackle issues of global importance and gain new skills through hands-on activities, in order to become the best graduate they can be.

UCIL is one of the five key parts of Stellify under Learn without boundaries:

  • Learn without boundaries: Enjoy interdisciplinary, international and entrepreneurial study options as part of your degree via UCIL.

The other four parts of Stellify are:

  • Understand the issues that matter: Become ethically, socially and politically informed on some of humanity’s most pressing global issues as part of Ethical Grand Challenges.
  • Make a difference – Volunteer: Contribute to and learn from local and global communities through volunteering.
  • Step up and lead: Gain confidence and experience by assisting and inspiring your peers.
  • Create your future: Explore countless opportunities for professional career development.

The Stellify Award requirements have been changed due to COVID-19.

We have reduced some of the activities required to complete the Stellify Award for students graduating in 2021.

Students who complete two Ethical Grand Challenges, 25 hours of approved volunteering and two 'Step up and Lead' roles will receive the Stellify Award on graduation. The Stellify Award is our most prestigious extra-curricular accolade.