A student who was allegedly covered in rum and set alight at an end-of-year party is seriously ill in hospital.
Glenn Collins, 19, who studies sports science at the University of Chester, is on a ventilator, a spokesman for Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, said.
But the spokesman added that Mr Collins is "making good and steady progress".
Greater Manchester Police said that two men, also students, have been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Rohan Foley, 21, and Jack Brown, 20, both of Parkgate Road, Chester, appeared at Manchester Crown Court on Friday and were bailed to appear before the court again on 22 July.
It is believed Mr Collins had been visiting a friend's flat in Manchester on 10 June when the alleged incident took place.
Officers were called to a flat on Berry Street in Manchester city centre following reports of a man being burnt.
Emergency services said they found the teenager had third degree burns on his face, chest, arms and body.