Every year Strathclyde alumni make a direct contribution to the lives of current and future Strathclyde students by making a gift to the Alumni Fund. The Alumni Fund supports three core areas:
"Strathclyde helped me realise my potential and without a scholarship award from the Alumni Fund I wouldn't be working with world class scientists today..."
Allan Watson, Scholarship Recipient.
Teaching and Learning Resources
The quality of a student's time at university is largely determined by their experience in the classroom and lecture theatre, the quality of the teaching and the availability of books, computers and other learning resources.
"The Library gave me free access to a myriad of books, journals, treatises and other documents to help me with my studies and complement the knowledge I acquired from my lecturers and the tools to take my understanding to a new level." Lorraine McKiernan, BSc Biology and Alumni Fund Donor.
Wider Student Experience
The wider student experience not only benefits a student's overall university experience but can also have a direct impact to the local community and wider society. The Alumni Fund supports various projects such as the Law Clinic, Elite Athletes, Golf Scholarships, study abroad scholarships, student clubs and societies and sports clubs.
Congratulations to the Strathclyde Law clinic who has been nominated at this year's Times Higher Education Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community . The Law Clinic is supported by the Alumni Fund.
The Law Clinic established itself in 2003 and has assisted nearly 1,000 clients who do not qualify for Legal Aid but still cannot afford lawyers’ fees, and, through negotiation and advocacy, has won or saved them a total of £474,707. In 2011/12, it directly assisted 115 clients and won or saved them £46,634, while 86 clients were seen at Initial Advice Clinics, run by USLC and staffed by its alumni.
The clinic has also been implementing interactive sessions with school pupils to inform and educate them on the rising issue of cyber bullying. As well as this they have also been running workshops to help day to day consumers pursue thier own legal redress.
Visit the Law Clinic to hear more about their work.