Giving to the University of Exeter

The history of the University is one marked by acts of vision and philanthropy from our alumni and supporters. It all started with the vision of a small group of individuals who wished to establish Exeter as a centre of higher education.

When you look around the University of Exeter's campuses you see evidence of this philanthropy in the names of many of our buildings. Names like Washington Singer, Mardon and Hatherly represent some of the many benefactors who helped shape our University.

In 2006, the University's College of Benefactors was formed to recognise Exeter's most significant benefactors. Just as important is the support of more than 4,000 alumni and friends since 2005.

Together, their combined pledges have contributed £15 million to the University to support our students, expand our research and develop our infrastructure. Their generosity continues a tradition of philanthropy in the University that goes back more than 150 years.