Giving from Canada
As you know, the University of Leicester is renowned for its high quality teaching and excellent student experience. We are also a leading UK university renowned for research and home to the UK’s top rated Research Department*. Students are taught by leading researchers in their field and our laboratories are at the forefront of space exploration, genetic discoveries and the fight against heart disease and cancer.
Leicester is also the most socially inclusive of Britain’s top-20 leading universities with the greatest proportions of students from state schools and lower socio-economic groups, according to government benchmarks.
As government funding for higher education shrinks in Britain, your support is more important than ever.
How can you play your part?
Making a gift to the University of Leicester is easy. You can make your donation over the telephone by calling our direct line on +44(0)116 223 1071, or you can make a donation today by completing the donation form available here and returning it to us at Development and Alumni Relations Office, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK. Alternatively you can donate on line now at www.le.ac.uk/donate.
The Canadian Alumni Fund for Leicester - launch target $100,000
We received a wonderful reception at our Alumni event in Toronto in October 2010. This has encouraged us to establish the University of Leicester’s first ever fund that is dedicated to supporting students from the Canada. Gifts from our Canadian Alumni community have already started arriving:
This new Canadian Alumni Fund will enable your University to respond quickly to Canadian students who are most in need or to positively recognise individual potential. There are over 200 Canadian students studying at Leicester right now. So, the donation you make, and the support it helps to fund, will have an immediate, profound and lasting impact upon the lives of students from Canada. For example:
- Merit based scholarships for self financing students
- Travel Awards for Canadian students and students on exchange in Canada
- Research Scholarships to ensure the very best students are able to register for research degrees, giving them the chance to be part of the next generation of leading academics undertaking world changing research
- Hardship Awards for students facing exceptional financial hardship
- Awards and prizes that recognise outstanding academic achievement, and help to raise self-belief, ambition and academic standards
Building Appeal - The Cardiovascular Research Centre.
For our current building campaign, your University is appealing for funds to build and equip a new £12.6m Cardiovascular Research Centre (CRC) at the Glenfield Hospital. The new Centre will mean more patients and people with a susceptibility to, or suffering from cardiovascular disease, will benefit from greater understanding, prediction, prevention, treatment and care. We now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to achieve a step change in cardiovascular research that will not only improve prevention and patient care locally but achieve worldwide research impact. For more details on this campaign click here.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss making a gift to your University, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Bradford in the Development and Alumni Relations Office at +44 116 223 1071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University could not have achieved its recent successes without the continued support of alumni and friends. Your support will be even more important in the future. Thank you for your generous support.
* Our School of Museum Studies has the highest proportion of world-leading researchers of any discipline and in any university in the UK(RAE 2008)