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Ways to give and legacies

There are many ways you, or your organisation, can become a friend of Brunel, ranging from donating money to a particular cause, or providing a prize, to supporting an event, providing a scholarship or bursary for an individual, or making Brunel University your Corporate Social Responsibility partner.

How can I help?

Please click on the options below to find out more:

Regular Giving

2016 Telephone Campaign

To view details of the 2016 Telephone Campaign, please click here

Scholarship Holders details can be found here

Alumni Scholarships information can be found here

For more information please contact Alison Russell on 01895 267633 or email

Leave a gift in your Will

Contributions to modern living made by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, can be seen all around. Many years after his death we continue to benefit in our everyday lives from the inheritance of Brunel’s footprint on our society. Continuing not only to provide vital infrastructure and fundamental frameworks for today’s way of life but also inspiring solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

Walking in the footsteps of our namesake, Brunel University London strives to emulate such impact by delivering cutting edge research, producing dynamic graduates, searching out innovative, real and practical solutions to address many of the challenges we face in our modern world. Brunel University has an enviable reputation nationally and internationally for academic excellence in teaching and research, reflecting the great engineer himself.

As supporters and alumni of Brunel and our founder colleges, you too, through your careers and vocations enjoy your own personal impact. Brunel Alumni and friends have long applied their experience and expertise making their mark throughout local, national and international communities, commerce and governments.

We are immensely proud of all that Brunel and you, our alumni, have achieved. We are committed to securing the future with even greater success and attainment. To help us realise our vision we need your support. Would you consider being a part of Brunel’s vision for the future? We endeavour to maintain and build upon our reptation as “a world-class creative community that is inspired to work, think and learn together to meet the challenges of the future”. Please work with us to enable us to build on our rich heritage and preserve our distinct and unique reputation for "innovation, creativity, practicality and enterprise", by leaving a Gift in your Will. Having made provision for your family and friends, a legacy to Brunel University London is a Gift that could change lives and bring us closer to answers that will make our world a better place.

If leaving a gift to Brunel in your Will is something that you would like to know more about please contact Clive Gee: – We would love to hear from you and if your diary allows maybe you would like to visit the campus in the near future to see first-hand all of our exciting work and developments. We look forward to hearing from you.

Provide an award or prize

If you would like to provide an award or prize we would be delighted to hear from you.

If there is a subject, research area, sporting or cultural activity close to your heart, or whether in memory of someone dear, a prize provides an opportunity of special, unique and personal recognition. For student award recipients, this reflects their excellence, setting them above their peers.

Single Gift

Every gift matters. You can make a one-off gift now by using our fast, simple and secure online donation system. Please click here.

Provide sponsorship

Student activities, sports kits, equipment, cultural performances, exhibitions and other events are just some of the opportunities you or your organisation may like to support. Across campus there are many ways for your company to have a presence. We would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in sponsoring something at Brunel. Opportunities include our annual showcase Made in Brunel, Fresher’s Week, specific events, Festival of Awareness and Creative Expression (FACE), Graduation Ceremonies, Alumni Reunions and much, much more.

For more information please contact Clive Gee on 01895 267776 or email

Corporate Giving and Corporate Social Responisbility (CSR)

As a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, there are many ways in which your organisation can support Brunel including:

1. Work with us through your corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme

2. Select Brunel as your chosen charity

3. Direct sponsorship of our activities

4. Donate though corporate Trusts and Foundations

5. Offer placements, internships and mentoring

For more information please contact Clive Gee on 01895 267776 or email

Company match-funding

Do you or your organisation offer match-funding? If so, the funds you donate could be doubled through such schemes.

For more information please contact Clive Gee on 01895 267776 or email

Placements, Internships and Mentoring

Can you offer a work-place experience or advice to help a Brunel student?

Brunel is renowned for pioneering student placements and sandwich programmes. We recognise that career opportunities and learning for students can be greatly enhanced through placements and internships. Hands-on, real-life experience cannot be taught in the lecture theatre, and as such this invaluable opportunity enhances both the student and the work place, providing a great route to source future employees.

Mentoring students is one of the most powerful ways of becoming involved with the life of the university and can be tremendously rewarding both to the mentors and the mentees. If you are interested in getting involved, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

For more information please contact Clive Gee on 01895 267776 or email

Collaborative Research

Does your organisation have a question we can help you answer?

At Brunel we offer a range of collaborative opportunities to work with industry through research, consultancy and knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs). Very often there is funding available to support such activities.

For more information please contact Clive Gee on 01895 267776 or email

Fundraise for us

Whilst you may not be in a position to donate personally, you may still be able to support us and get involved by organising a fundraising activity to raise money for Brunel causes. So far our friends have run, baked, sky dived, partied, quizzed, bowled, raffled and much, much more…....

Please click here to find out how you can fundraise for Brunel or contact Clive Gee on or telephone 01895 267776 to discuss your ideas.

As a team, the Development and Alumni Relations Office is centrally funded which means there are no overheads taken from your donations.If you would like to support Brunel students we would be delighted to hear from you. For more information about how you can support us, please contact the Director of Development, Clive Gee: or call 01895 267776. You can also “Give Now” using our fast simple, secure online donation system.

Page last updated: Tuesday 18 July, 2017