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Watch the Foundation Day 2017 presentation

(19 October 2017)

The University marked its Foundation Day 2017 by celebrating its commitment to social responsibility.

This year our prestigious Foundation Lecture was given by Humanities graduate Gulwali Passarlay, who at the age of 12 took the perilous journey from Afghanistan to Britain seeking asylum.

Recalling his heartbreaking, but ultimately inspiring, story he told the congregation: "When I was doing the Manchester Access Programme I truly felt - this was my family, this was my home."

  • You can read the full story, and view Gulwali’s lecture, on StaffNet.