The COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone in a very difficult situation. Over 100,000 students from over 160 countries arrive in Greater Manchester each year and, throughout the pandemic, have continued to be an asset to Manchester with their strong contribution to the local economy, culture, research, labour force, volunteering and fundraising, among other things. Access to part-time jobs and increasing cost of living have been some of the major challenges faced by students within this pandemic. This solidarity campaign is a humble plea to our stakeholders in Greater Manchester to provide support for the various aspects of student life in Manchester, that has been affected by the pandemic.
Now, more than ever before, students need support and solidarity from the local Greater Manchester communities and the city. We are inviting the Greater Manchester Universities, Colleges, community groups, Students’ Unions, the City Major Office and its councils, landlords and accommodation providers to provide as much support students as they can, and offer their solidarity within and beyond the objectives of We Belong project.
As part of this campaign, your Welfare and Community Officer will be meeting with local counsellors to discuss the support that Manchester City council is providing for students during this difficult time. The meeting is a chance for you to get your questions answered and address the issues affecting students right now!More Info
We are calling on residents and students in Greater Manchester, community groups, universities, and students’ unions. You can show solidarity with students right now.
We hope to achieve more through your involvement. Whether you’re a local provider or body who would like to show your support for students, or a student who would like to fight for the rights of the student community, please get in touch with us to get involved!
We Belong is supported by the University of Manchester, the University of Manchester Students’ Union, MMU Students’ Union, Manchester Students Homes, Students Partnership Group, Students Safety Group.