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Find out more about the donors, beneficiaries and student volunteers featured in the Northumbria University Generosity Trail. 

By forming philanthropic partnerships with businesses, Northumbria University enhances its students’ learning experience with funded opportunities to study abroad,undertake internships and develop entrepreneurial skills. Our partnership with Santander Universities UK provides a stellar example.

Matt Hutnell, Director, Santander Universities UK, and Debora Schiller, Business with International Management and Marketing MSc, Northumbria University, explain how the partnership between Northumbria University and Santander Universities UK is making an impact. 

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Funding from charitable trusts and foundations is transforming the lives of Northumbria University students and the wider community of NewcastleGateshead. Support from the Platten Family Fund, through the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, has enabled NUSTEM practitioners at Northumbria University to run an Engineering for Families course to increase confidence and knowledge of STEM subjects for children and their parents.

Tony Platten, Northumbria University alumnus and supporter, describes the benefits of giving to Northumbria University and Carol Davenport, Director of NUSTEM, explains the impact of this invaluable support from the Platten Family Fund.

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By leaving gifts in their Wills, supporters of Northumbria University are making along-lasting legacy, benefiting students and contributing to the creation of new knowledge by supporting University research projects.

Find out about leaving a legacy gift to Northumbria University and hear about the motivations behind legacy giving.

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Northumbria University Alumni Association has a global network of more than 211,000 members in over 167 countries worldwide.  Many alumni choose to give back to their alma mater, supporting the next generation of students and funding a range of University projects, including studentships.

Alumna Lady Edwina Grosvenor explains why giving back to Northumbria University is important to her, while PhD student Sophie Mitchell describes the difference the support has made to her personally.

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Since graduating from Northumbria University, alumnus Wee Teng Woon and the Woon Brothers Foundation have supported the University in a number of ways, most recently by supporting the opening of the Woon Gallery of Asian Art and funding the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture prize.

Mr Woon tells us why he chooses to donate to Northumbria University, and the 2018 Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture prize-winner, Kara Chin, explains how winning this prestigious award has changed her life.

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Northumbria Students’ Union brings students together from across all areas of the University to take part in voluntary activities and raise money for worthy causes.

In this clip, Fine Art student Ria Martin and English Language student Anna Kemp describe their involvement in two of the Students’ Union’s flagship initiatives– student support service Nightline and Northumbria’s Raise and Give (RAG) society. Finally, Hannah Dawson, Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc, explains her role in a community outreach sport programme.

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