The Student Opportunities Fund has been the single most successful Fund attracting over 5,600 donors and raising (with Gift Aid) almost £2.5m since 1994.  The Fund has been supplemented with University staff donations and students' late payment fees amounting to £1.364m.  An additional £0.784m has been earned in interest and dividends on the endowment. 

Awards valued at over £2,027m have been disbursed from the fund to over 2,000 individual students and almost twenty student groups.  A truly phenomenal achievement and one which has helped our students study, and experience the cornucopia of opportunities that go to make a Durham graduate outstanding. 

Thank you for considering a gift to Durham University.  By supporting the University, you will be helping us improve what we do: whether it is making a difference to people around the world through our research, or enhancing the value of education we provide to current (and future) students.

What cause would you like to support?

To make a donation to your college please visit the dedicated College Donation pages.
To make a donation to your  department please visit the dedicated Department Donation pages.

To donate by post, please click here.


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