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Manchester Global Graduates Programme

Global Graduates is an exclusive programme for students at The University of Manchester giving you the opportunity to spend one week meeting with alumni in one of our host cities across the world.

Thanks to the generous funding of alumni donors, in partnership with the University, we’ve been able to send groups of undergraduate students to eight cities across the globe since the programme launched in 2012.

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus there will be changes to Global Graduates 2020 and 2021.

Please continue to check here for updates.

The Global Graduates experience

Employers are increasingly seeking to recruit 'global graduates' - graduates who see the world through a wider lens and who have both global knowledge and cultural agility. This programme is designed to give you the skills that employers are looking for.

In previous years, students have travelled in a small group to one of the eight destinations visiting alumni from a range of organisations to learn more about their businesses, roles, career journeys and what life is like living and working in the city. Throughout the visit they practiced their existing skills, developed new ones and built professional networks.

They also carried out an ambassadorial role for The University of Manchester and shared information about key developments for the institution.

The meetings with alumni were arranged in advance by the Global Graduates teamwho worked closely with the students before they travelled to ensure there were fully prepared.

Where Global Graduates could take you

Previous Destinations

  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Singapore
  • Toronto
  • Zurich and London (visit both cities in one week)

Contact us

If you have any questions about the programme, please email