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Our donors

Our donors are people who have made a simple yet incredibly meaningful decision to support Leeds Beckett University. By making a donation people have decided to support an education at Leeds Beckett University, helping to transform the lives and aspirations of students studying here. 


Without the support of our alumni and friends we wouldn’t be able to offer the financial support that we do. We’re delighted to formally recognise the contribution that our donors make, and share some of the stories of why our donor support our university. You can also find out more about giving to Leeds Beckett University by reading our donor newsletter, Giving News.     

What our donors say

University donor and graduate Bob Mitchell in front of Sydney opera house.

Bob

Mitchell

“When I think back to my time here back in the mid-70s, everything was paid for, the food, the accommodation, the course was paid for, so we had nothing to worry about. These days I know how difficult it is financially. I donate because I as my children were getting older I realised how difficult it was for them going on to higher education, and I wanted to do something to make sure that students had as full a time as possible to develop their learning, their potential, and to be as positive and as successful as possible.”

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University donor Gillian Hampden-Thompson leaning on railing.

Gillian

Hampden-Thompson

“As someone who works in education, I was always passionate about supporting students and their education. I had a fantastic time at university – I wouldn’t change anything about it at all, except maybe to go back and do it all again – but I know it’s not the same for everybody. I know that by giving to the Bright Futures Scholarships I’m supporting something very specific, helping to support students who otherwise would find university life very difficult.”

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Tony Horsfall being presented with an award by Ian McGeechan

Tony

Horsfall

“There are so many memories from my time at university, which for me was one of the major highlights of my life. My Poly Olly colleagues and I simply get the pleasure through the scholarship of helping someone to have a similar once in a lifetime experience. I hope that future students studying at Leeds Beckett will enjoy their time, gain a great qualification, but importantly make new friends for life as we did.”

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University donor Janet Reveley in front of fitness equipment.

Janet

Reveley

“Reconnecting with the university highlighted to us all the impact that alumni giving can make to current students who are at risk of not completing their courses, and the subsequent success stories that don’t happen because of this. Hearing about the positive impact on students made us all as a Carnegie year group think about what we could do collectively to help, and it also made us reflect on our own lifelong connections and the journeys we have been on after Carnegie.

“We realised we had a desire to support the next generation to have the same opportunities we had, regardless of the background they came from. Together with the help of the alumni team we set up the Carnegie Class of 78-82 Scholarship. Giving together was a way to cement our long standing relationship with Carnegie and leave a legacy.”

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Thank you to our current donors

CLASS OF 1992


Alexandra

Aylward

CLASS OF 1992


Graham

Bell

CLASS OF 2006


Eve

Blackwell

CLASS OF 1958


Donald

Bligh

CLASS OF


Paul

Briggs

CLASS OF 1968


William

Cormack

CLASS OF 2017


Thomas

Duerden

CLASS OF 1993


Stephen

Evans

CLASS OF 2001


Aaron

Goddard

CLASS OF 1978


Christine

Hunter

CLASS OF 2001


Luisa

Lyons

CLASS OF 1976


Bob

Mitchell

CLASS OF 1972


Sir Bob

Murray CBE

CLASS OF 1974


Peter

Rice

CLASS OF 2011


Tomas

Shanahan

CLASS OF 2012


Joseph

Sheerin

CLASS OF 1983


Christine

Sherlock

CLASS OF 1976


Christina

Smith

CLASS OF 1999


Anthony

Snowdon

CLASS OF 2004


Ian

Stevens

CLASS OF 2016


Bernd

Stottok

CLASS OF 2004


Robert

Thompson

CLASS OF 2012


Hugh

Wellesley-Smith