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Supporting Plymouth University

Plymouth University is built on a rich heritage dating back to 1862, when we were founded as the School of Navigation. Our history is one of innovation, diversity and partnership, and it is evident that it is the spirit of our people that has shaped how far we have come. Our students, staff, alumni, donors and friends, are the lifeblood of our institution, contributing to the true spirit of innovation, creativity and enterprise that we aim to nurture here.

From supporting our students to unlock their potential, to carrying out life-changing research into brain tumours, to our world-class marine research and teaching, we continue to transform lives on a global scale and equip tomorrow's experts with the knowledge to address real-world problems.  We could not do this without the generosity and support of our alumni, donors and friends.

You can contribute to the University in many ways: by volunteering some of your time by providing mentoring or placement opportunities for our students, by advising on curriculum design from your professional perspective – or by making a financial gift. Your help is hugely important to the University and every form of support is deeply appreciated by all those it touches.


If I can focus on financial support – you will know that gifts can fund scholarships, helping some of our brightest students achieve excellence in their academic or extra-curricular endeavours. They can widen opportunity by ensuring that the springboard of a qualification from Plymouth is accessible to all those capable of achieving it, and they can support our world-class research, enabling our leading academic staff to tackle some of society's most challenging issues.

And, of course, there is much to celebrate, because your philanthropy is already making a difference.

I am very proud to say that what we do here truly matters. With your support, we can do more.

Yours sincerely

Professor David Coslett

Interim Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive