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Your Gifts Supporting Change

Providing gifts to the University serves to form a major part of our future, allowing us to expand our activity beyond our current means and engage our communities in different and interesting ways.  Since 2016 we have supported a wide range of projects put forward by both staff and students which have improved the student experience and had an exceptionally positive impact on our surrounding communities.

Through the generosity of our alumni, staff and friends we have been fortunate to be able to fund numerous projects which have allowed us to make improvements to the campus, nurture innovative ideas from our students and provide equipment and resources which would otherwise not be available.  We have published all of the projects funded since 2016 below.

Gifts will, unless specified by the donor(s), be directed to Where the Need is Greatest. This will allow us to make gifts across a broad spectrum of areas and impact the largest number of individuals and groups.

What impact can your gift make?

Find out more about the Disbursement of gifts 2018

Find out more about the projects supported in our November 2017 disbursement round.

Projects supported in our first disbursement round in 2016

Student Placement Scheme

"I feel the experience has led me to realise that everything is possible."   












The purpose of the scheme was to empower the students to help them improve their employability by gaining experience and offering an opportunity to reflect on their experience.  It was aimed at students who have had limited opportunities, or limited experience perhaps due to disabilities.  The successful students were given paid challenging employment opportunities which should help them to develop the skills they need to compete for jobs. 

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The projects supported in 2016 were:


If you would like to make a gift for a specific purpose or to a specific group, please contact or call the Alumni Relations and Development Office on 01473 338000 to discuss your potential donation.