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Donate to the Alumni Fund

Find out more about the scholarships, research and student experience you support.

The Alumni Fund provides grants to current students and staff that support Gold Scholarships, innovative research and teaching projects, boost student inclusion and enrich life on campus. These are disbursed by the Alumni Fund Panel, which includes staff, students and donors.

Past successful applications include a rolltop physics laboratory, a gardening scheme to support students’ mental health and wellbeing, and funding for a robot designed for early breast cancer diagnosis.


Enabling promising students to achieve their best at Bath.

Students at the Gold Scholarship Reception

Each year, the Alumni Fund supports up to 10 Gold Scholarships. These provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a bursary of £5,000 per year of study, as well as skills development workshops, a network of Gold Mentors and the opportunity to give back to the local community through volunteering.

“Thank you very much for your generosity which has allowed students like me to reach for their dreams,” says one Alumni Gold Scholarship recipient. “I hope that through this scholarship I will be in a situation like you one day to help other students achieve their goals.”

You can learn more about how a Gold Scholarship offers a boost to bright students by watching Sherifat’s story.


Your donations support Bath research that is changing people's lives. For example, an Alumni Fund grant helped Professor Toby Jenkins’ work on infection-detecting dressings. Watch to learn more about this breakthrough in children's burns treatment.

Student experience

Helping students make the most of their time at Bath.

Wheelchair basketball teams playing

Our University is more than a place of learning. It’s where talents are uncovered and lifelong friendships are made. Your donations help students pursue placements overseas and take part in clubs and societies that build their skills and confidence.

“We owe large amounts of our success to the Alumni Fund,” say Team Bath Racing Electric, the UK’s best student electric racing team. “It’s extra special that graduates are keeping the team going and enabling current students to excel.”

Wherever the need is greatest

A safety net for those who need it most.

Students walking on the Parade

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, many more disadvantaged students have been offered a financial lifeline. Most recently, donations to our 2022 Christmas appeal meant an additional 10 emergency grants, providing urgent help for basic living costs including rent, food, energy and travel, could be awarded to students in need.

Watch Emma’s story to learn more about how the Student Hardship Fund makes a real difference.

Make a gift to the Alumni Fund.

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If you have any questions, please get in touch.