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Northumbria University is a true 21st century model of excellence; we are research-engaged, business-focused and deeply embedded in the industrial, professional and commercial sectors and in civic life. We are committed to the best teaching, research and knowledge exchange. We set global horizons and world-class standards.

Northumbria's commitment to providing an outstanding student experience underpinned by high academic quality and research-engaged teaching is unwavering, as is our undertaking to attract the very best students from all backgrounds.

The generosity of our alumni, friends and supporters is increasingly important. Reductions in central government funding, combined with the change to tuition fees for the cost of undergraduate tuition, makes for an uncertain higher education funding landscape. We increasingly look to philanthropic gifts to make a difference and therefore the generosity of our alumni and friends is becoming an increasingly vital area of support for Northumbria University life.

As an alumnus or alumna you may have made use of a scholarship or bursary to assist you with your studies or extra-curricular activities or took part in a placement during your time at Northumbria University; we encourage our graduates to consider giving back so another student can benefit from the wide range of opportunities available in the University.

Exciting opportunities for philanthropic giving are available at all levels. With your support we can provide prizes, scholarships and bursaries, specialist equipment and improved facilities to transform the lives of current and future Northumbria students.

Fundraising Campaigns

Northumbria University is committed to reaching the highest levels of excellence in research, providing very special facilities for students and staff, and helping the most able and motivated students to benefit from the education we provide irrespective of their financial means. Our current priority projects include 'Think Physics', 'Digital Inclusion: Children's Trust Online' and 'The Graduate School PhD Studentship Fund'.

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Making a Gift in Your Will

Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple process and gifts to support Northumbria University are truly valued. The impact of a bequest can be far reaching, for future generations of young people who entrust us with their education and the University itself.

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Enterprise and Innovation Fund

The Enterprise and Innovation Fund was set up to create and support more entrepreneurial students and graduate businesses at Northumbria University. The fund will build on the University's outstanding status as the UK’s leading university for graduate start-ups based on estimated turnover. In the last five years’ alone, the University has created more than 100 new companies, which employ 800 staff.

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The Alumni Fund

Giving to the Alumni Fund is the easiest way for graduates, staff and other supporters of Northumbria University to make an immediate contribution to the University. Increasing numbers of alumni are choosing to support the University in this way, and since 2006, more than £120,000 has been raised.

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With your support we will ensure that ability - not affordability - will be the determining factor in a student's decision to make Northumbria their university of choice across the region and beyond.


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