Causes - Health and Science


The University of Salford supports a number of scholarships and projects within our Health and Science offer. You can find out more below.


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) are not traditionally areas where women lead, and at the University of Salford, we are determined to change that. Gender balance is better for everyone; individuals, businesses and the economy. Women and girls want to make a difference to their world. A STEM career is an ideal way to see them fulfil that potential. But we must encourage them into STEM careers, and that needs collaboration from schools, parents, universities and industry. To address this, we have developed a package of support, particularly suited to meet this need, and with your help we can reveal a world of opportunity. The new Women in STEM Scholarship Programme will encourage women to apply for Undergraduate study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses at our newly unified School of Science, Engineering and Environment. The programme is designed to provide financial support for talented women to be the STEM leaders of the future. Funded thanks to the generosity of alumni, supporters and friends, this fund can be the difference between a student applying to University and remaining here to pursue their professional dreams – regardless of circumstance – or having to put those dreams on hold and not fulfil their potential. We want to ensure that we can be there for our talented students as they make their way in the world. 

Salford Institute for Dementia

It is thought that there are 850,000 with Dementia in the UK, and this number is set to rise to 1 million by 2025*, there has never been a more prudent time for the Institute’s work to continue. (*Alzheimer’s Society, 

The Salford Institute for Dementia works directly with local dementia sufferers and their carers, ensuring we are able to pass our knowledge on to our wide network of policy-makers, care home providers, healthcare practitioners and community groups. 

Funded entirely by the generosity of our alumni, supporters and friends, the Salford Institute for Dementia’s Hub run monthly gardening and music clubs, as well as drop-in café sessions to provide those living with Dementia with some support, advice and a place to go and have a chat with those who are going through the same challenges. These have become a social lifeline to our associates and members of the community here in the North West, as well as a fantastic opportunity to join together and learn new skills. 

If you would like to help to improve the lives of those living with dementia today, please make a donation to support our vital work and improve the care and support provided to people living with dementia, their carers and family.