Published: 20 October 2016

Funding the next half century of Surrey excellence

Our golden anniversary this academic year is an opportunity to lay the foundations for Surrey’s next 50 years and beyond, supporting and inspiring future generations of students.

While we have evolved significantly since 1966, our pledge to first-rate academic activity and finding solutions to real-world problems has remained constant. We are committed to ensuring all students have the chance to excel academically, personally and professionally, regardless of financial circumstances.

And, with our growing expertise in fields such as sustainable energy, telecommunications, space, disease control and health, we are passionate about turning the new knowledge we generate into practical innovations that improve people’s lives.

To continue this legacy we are launching the Chancellor’s 50th Anniversary Appeal which offers our alumni and friends the opportunity to play a real part in shaping our future. The appeal not only marks our first 50 years, but also celebrates the 40th anniversary of His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent becoming our Chancellor.

Funds raised throughout this anniversary year will continue our commitment to attract highly talented students and staff; support students from low-income backgrounds and enhance social mobility; and spearhead cutting-edge research and innovation.

Vice-Chancellor Professor G Q Max Lu said: “The ongoing support from our alumni and the generosity of philanthropic benefactors has played a critical role in the University of Surrey’s history and our growth into one of the top universities in the UK, renowned for our excellence in teaching, research and innovation. Going forward, we aspire to enhance our University’s global reputation, building on the past successes. 

“We hope that our alumni and friends will consider taking part and making a gift to the University of Surrey. Your gifts will have a transformational impact and support the dynamic, pioneering spirit of Surrey.” 

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