The University of London has a long history and tradition of engaging with and fostering support from alumni, beginning in 1858.
The generosity of alumni through philanthropic giving is fundamental in supporting the University to continue its mission to open up access to higher education to students from across the world.
In 2020, alumnus József Váradi (LLM 2014) gave a landmark pledge of £1,145,000 to establish the Váradi Scholarships, which will have a life-changing impact on hundreds of students around the world.
Legacy gifts represent a large proportion of philanthropic income and have a significant and lasting impact on the University for years to come.
Recent alumni bequests include John Lucas (BSc Engineering 1947), who gave 25 per cent of his estate to the central University and 25 per cent to City, University of London.
Convocation Trust, which provides 10 fully-funded scholarships and other grants to academics and students from across the University and its Member Institutions.
Notable University of London alumni