Alumni and friends

Leave a legacy in your will

Your generosity can help students receive a world-class education and help us find the answers to global problems through pioneering research.

Legacy Giving - The University of Surrey

How legacies make a difference

Whether you are an alumnus, a former member of staff or a friend of the University, by choosing to remember Surrey in your will you can help to enrich the lives of students and support ground-breaking research.

Large or small, your gift matters. While the University has been lucky to receive substantial bequests in the past, smaller amounts can also make a big difference, for example by helping to alleviate student financial hardship.

"People might think that a legacy has to involve a phenomenal amount of money but if a number of people leave a little, then it soon becomes a lot. Surrey has helped us have a very good life and, if we can give that back, we will rest very easily." - Janet Preston (Physics, Class of 1978)

Leaving a legacy is a truly personalised and versatile form of giving. Many alumni, staff and friends have a strong link with a specific area of the University; their former department, a sports team, the library, medical research or student hardship support. Your experiences and memories of the University can help you decide how you want to support the next generation of students and staff.

Find out more

Whatever you want to achieve, we would be delighted to discuss your wishes and help you make the most of your bequest.

If you would like to know more about leaving a gift in your will, please contact Kate Redrup on k.redrup@surrey.ac.uk or on +44 (0)1483 689 264.

Keep in touch

If you have already decided to leave a legacy gift to Surrey, we would be grateful if you could let us know.

This will enable us to ensure that any aspects of your plans involving the University are understood and achievable.

We can also thank you for your support by inviting you to our annual legacy supporters' lunch and keep you up-to-date with the latest University news.

Tax efficient giving

Find out more about how you can make your legacy tax efficient.