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The purple pigs are coming

23 Feb 2017

Pick up a piggy bank and take part in the RAG Week staff challenge

The Purple Pig Challenge is back for RAG Week 2017, raising money through collecting spare change for Equity and Merit Scholarships at The University of Manchester. These scholarships allow outstanding students from Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania to study a Master’s at Manchester which will gives them the skills to make a difference back in their home countries.

Staff are invited to pick up a piggy bank on Monday, 27 or Tuesday, 28 March, fill it with spare change during the week (asking your colleagues to help), and drop it back on Friday, 3 March.

The team which collects the most money will win a behind-the-scenes tour of Manchester Museum with Dr Rachel Webster, Curator of Botany, while the best pig-picture posted to Twitter with #IloveUoM will win a voucher for lunch for two at Christie’s Bistro.

Places to pick-up-a-pig

Monday, 27 February

8-10am     Stopford Building foyer

8-10am     Booth Street West Car Park, Ground floor stairwell (entrance from Bridgeford St)

12-2pm     University Place, Drum foyer

Tuesday, 28 February

8-10am     Roscoe Building foyer

8-10am     Samuel Alexander foyer

You can also support Equity and Merit Scholarships by signing up for the Staff vs. Students Quiz Night on Wednesday 1 March (, or by choosing the cause as your charity for the Purple Wave.

Further information

For more information, contact: