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Philanthropic support from our alumni and friends plays a vital role in supporting the University’s mission to enrich our academic work in the pursuit of excellence in education, research and knowledge exchange.

Today, the Ƶ is addressing the challenges of an ever-changing national and international landscape in higher education; and responding to the shifting needs of students and researchers across the world.

Our fundraising priorities

For nearly 200 years, the Ƶ has pioneered unique forms of education and research that transforms lives and society.

Our fundraising priorities support the strategic aims of the University, which are reflected in its five-year strategy: .

As outlined in the strategy, these key aims are:

  • Furthering our position as the UK’s leading provider of distance learning worldwide, delivering cutting-edge programmes to increased numbers of people who can benefit most from education  
  • Stimulating innovative intellectual exchange and effective public engagement, drawing on our expertise across the University in the humanities, distance learning, careers and employability, and inclusivity/ widening access   
  • Developing and continuously adapting our organisation and capacity to anticipate the university of the future.     

Contact the Development Office

If you would like more information about making a gift in support of the University, we would love to hear from you.

Whether by making a regular or one-off donation, volunteering your time, or leaving a gift in your Will, your support makes a real and significant impact on the University’s mission, and to our communities.

The Ƶ is an exempt charity and a statutory corporation in England and Wales (Company No. RC000661) HMRC Charities Reference X422. Read more about our charitable status.