This year, perhaps more than ever, we want to thank you for your immensely generous support, especially for our students and researchers. The past 12 months have demonstrated the best of our community as our alumni and friends have rallied around the University’s efforts to combat the effects of the pandemic.

The 2019-20 Impact Report tries to give you a sense of the impact your support means. Whether that be helping to produce over 200,000 pieces of personal protective equipment for the NHS – a remarkable achievement – or providing a safety net to those facing financial pressures, often far away from their families, through the Student Hardship Fund.

Many of you have also volunteered your time online at Get Connected careers events or as Experts on Bath Connection. This commitment to nurturing talent, through scholarships and providing students with the tools to succeed, means that the continuation of excellent education is a certainty, even in the most uncertain of times.

While inevitably we focus on the money, in reality, it is the spirit in which it is given which is perhaps more important at times like these. Please, never underestimate the value of your support and how much it is appreciated.

HRH The Earl of Wessex and Forfar, KG GCVO, ADC