The Alumni and Friends Fund

When the University was founded in 1881, it was thanks to the generous donations and support of the people of Liverpool.

It was in this same spirit that the Friends of the University was established, a little over a century later, with a mission to support staff and students and improve University facilities. The Friends have funded numerous projects over the years, bringing together staff, graduates and other members of the community who wanted to support and develop the University.

In 2007, the University’s Development and Alumni Relations team launched the Benefactors’ Fund, a regular giving programme with a mission similar to that of the Friends. The Fund enabled alumni to make regular donations to the University to support undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, improve learning facilities and provide high-tech teaching equipment to give our students the best possible experience at Liverpool.

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Benefactors’ Fund, and to support the fundraising strategy for the University, these two bodies have been brought together to form the Alumni & Friends Fund. The Fund will continue to support their shared mission to enhance the student experience and will build upon the legacy and contribution the Friends have already made to the life of the University.

Through the Alumni and Friends Fund, you can support any of our fundraising priorities:

‌HIV nanomedicines

Developing a child-friendly treatment for HIV

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IntoUniversity North Liverpool

Opening doors to inspiring futures

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‌‌Undergraduate Scholarships

Reaching potential, realising ambition

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‌Postgraduate Scholarships

The Sir Joseph Rotblat Alumni Scholarship

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You can also choose to give to Areas of Greatest Need to enable us to direct your gift to whichever fundraising project needs it most at that time.

Between February and May, our team of student callers will be reaching out to alumni though our telephone campuaign to raise awarenes of our fundraising priorities, volunteering opportunites and news and events at the University.

If you would like to support the Alumni and Friends Fund, you can do so by visiting: