Heart Heroes

A basic knowledge of emergency first aid can save lives.

The Heart Heroes project equips University of Manchester students with the practical ability and the confidence to train others in vital basic life saving skills, giving you a real chance to make a difference during your time in Manchester. 

Note: information for participants can be found at the bottom of the webpage. 

You will be part of a group of trained Heart Heroes Instructors, who will work together to teach groups of 12 - 20 people in sessions which last between 45 mins to 2 hours, held on campus, as well as in local community settings, schools, university halls or youth clubs.

The sessions will cover:

- delivering effective CPR

- using an AED

- how to help someone who is choking

- putting someone into the recovery position

 Students will be expected to commit to attending one full day of training and to deliver a minimum of three training sessions across the academic year. 

Staff from the Volunteering and Peer Support Teams will be on hand throughout the year to book sessions in and provide ongoing support to the Heart Heroes team. 

You can count Heart Heroes towards‌ the Stellify Award, either as Make a Difference hours or a Step Up and Lead role.


* Applications for our 2023/24 Instructors are now closed *

I am interested in taking part in a session as a participant

  • If you are from a student group or external organisation, please read our Booking a Session document and email heartheroes@manchester.ac.uk to get booked in.
  • If you are an individual student who would like to join a session as a participant, please email us at heartheroes@manchester.ac.uk and we'll add you to a list of interested students to contact when we have an upcoming open session available.