Published: 18 May 2015

University thanks legacy supporters

Alumni, former and current members of staff and local supporters were welcomed to Surrey for a legacy lunch to thank them for their support, which makes such a tremendous impact on Surrey and the student experience.

From its earliest days, legacy gifts have provided a vital source of funds for the University. Regardless of their size, each and every one of these legacies received by Surrey  makes a difference – supporting teaching or research, helping a specific department or our students directly and developing the University’s campus.

During the lunch, hosted by Chair of Council Dr Jim Glover, guests met students who have benefited from scholarships funded by legacies and heard from Professor Hardev Pandha, Professor of Medical Oncology. He spoke about his pioneering research into prostate, urological and ovarian cancers, partly supported by a legacy gift, and second-year law student Ben Corbett enthused about his life at Surrey and how philanthropic support adds to the student experience immensely.

Chris Gethin, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, said: “Leaving a legacy is one of the most significant gifts someone can make and it will be remembered and appreciated by generations of students and academics.  It is heartening that so many of our alumni, staff and friends choose to support the University in this way.”

For further information on leaving a legacy to the University please contact Kate Redrup at or call 01483 689264.

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