Your Liverpool Legacy

A gift in your will is an extraordinary way to celebrate your life and a unique way to remember the University of Liverpool.

Legacy gifts are a vital source of financial support to the University, whatever the size, all are valued and celebrated. Since the first recorded bequest in 1891, the University has been privileged to have benefited from many gifts. Without these remarkable gifts both past and present, the University we affectionately know today would not exist.

Your Liverpool legacy will advance and enoble the lives of students, enabling their dreams to be realised, you will help support unforeseen opportunities and help us stay at the forefront of ground-breaking research.

We appreciate the significance of making your will and that it is a personal decision. After looking after your family and loved ones, you may feel the time is right to consider a gift to the University. Whatever your motivation, interest, or passion, we would like to work with you to ensure your gift is used exactly as intended.

Although we cannot offer legal advice, we can offer assistance and signpost you to the best possible place to receive advice before you consult a solicitor regarding making a will.

Providing a legacy gift can also help reduce inheritance tax on your entire estate. The University is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2011 (Exempt Charity Number: X7758). The Office for Students (OfS) is the principal regulator of those higher education institutions that are exempt charities.


If you would like further information about how you can help future students through your Liverpool legacy, please contact or complete our contact form and we will get back to you.

To read our legacy brochure, Giving back to the future, you can download or contact us to request a copy be posted out to you.


“Thank you Liverpool, attending University gave me confidence for life! My legacy gift and monthly donation is for students with learning difficulties, because every little contribution helps.”

Janet Edwards (BA Hons Geography, 1975) - Former President of Morton House, Regular Giver & Legacy Pledger
Joan Kenworthy

Joan's Liverpool Legacy...

Joan Kenworthy, former member of Senate and halls warden at the University of Liverpool, tells us more about her life and why she has chosen to remember the University in her will.

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