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In July 2021, the University of London ran its global Student Support Appeal, which was created in response to growing enquiries from our students with many reporting increased financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.

Donations made to the appeal will create vital hardship grants and bursaries to allow our students in London, Paris and around the world to continue with their studies. We are delighted to announce that alumni from over 40 countries made donations that will ensure our most disadvantaged students are able to continue with their educations and progress through to graduation.

Bill Abraham, Director of Development, commented on the 2021 Appeal and said: ““Many students around the world are facing immense uncertainty and simply do not know how they will complete their degree programmes. The support of our alumni and friends, as well as staff of the University of London, is vital in supporting our global community. I am immensely proud of the University and the resilience of our students. Thank you to all those who have supported us, as it enables us all to stand together.

Female student studying at home

"It is such a relief to hear this news from you. I’m really grateful…and I am looking forward towards completing my degree this year with your help."

- A student who was supported through the 2020 Student Support Appeal

2020 Student Support Appeal

The success of the 2020 Student Support Appeal

Thanks to the generosity of its alumni community, the University of London’s 2020 Student Support Appeal has raised enough to support over 40 current distance and flexible learning students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The 2020 Student Support Appeal, which ran over two weeks as a digital fundraising campaign, was an opportunity for the University’s global community to come together in support of current UoL students. Gifts were received from alumni living in 31 countries, including, but not limited to, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Japan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Financial support from the University’s alumni and friends makes a huge difference to students in times of need. The University would like to offer its sincere thanks to all who have donated towards the appeal, helping to raise over £20,000. The impact of these donations will be far reaching and have a transformative effect on enabling our students to continue with their education.