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Legacy giving

Make a lasting difference by leaving a gift to the University in your Will.

Established to recognise those who pledge to leave a gift in their Will, our 1966 Society takes its name from when the University received its Royal Charter. For over 50 years, gifts of all sizes from our generous alumni and friends have been making a tremendous impact at Bath.

When pledging a legacy, you can decide where your support goes – whether that’s towards the University as a whole, or an aspect that means the most to you.

Why I’m supporting Bath in my Will

“All my working life I’ve been a teacher and careers advisor so I’ve seen how difficult things can be for students. When I was at Bath I received a maintenance grant and didn’t need a student loan, but things have changed. Student life was so important for my personal development and I’d like others to be able to have that opportunity. That’s why leaving a gift in my Will to fund scholarships is perfect.” Barbara Nunn (BSc Mathematics 1978)

Planning ahead


“The University has been a significant part of my life for the last 50 years and has been rewarding to me in so many ways,” explains Professor Richard Mawditt OBE (MSc Business Administration 1983; Hon LLD 2008), who is executor of the Dorothy Walters-Godfree legacy for Scholarships in the Arts. “My wife and I have put in hand a ‘little fund’ which provides for an award in the School of Management and also plan a legacy to help future generations to take the University on to even greater achievements.”

Photo of Richard Mawditt outside the Roman Baths

Inspiring new generations of students

Supporting scholarships for years to come.


Mechanical Engineering students at work.

In 2019, we received a generous gift of £250,000 from the estate of the late Arthur Clements CBE (1926 – 2016), who wished to encourage the art of mechanical engineering, and to support young engineers.

Arthur was an entrepreneur who left school aged 14 and went on to become chairman of SSS Gears Limited. His children, Nicholas Clements and Caroline Egleston, chose the Faculty of Engineering & Design as the area where their father’s wishes would be most fittingly fulfilled. His legacy is invested in the University’s Endowment Fund and the annual income derived from this investment will be used to support and inspire students for generations to come.

Empowering future leaders


Farishta Hellali came from Afghanistan to study at our School of Management, thanks to a scholarship from the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Endowment Fund. The Fund was established in 2010 through a legacy of £1.3 million from Dr James Nisbet, who was the Quantity Surveyor for the early buildings on campus.

“After graduating I decided to go home,” Farishta says. “I wanted other Afghans to benefit from the scholarship and to make a positive change in my country,” she says. Farishta now leads a programme in Kabul that helps to develop leadership skills in women.

Farishta Hellali in Kabul

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