Alumni Fund Enhancing the Student Experience

The Alumni Fund supports current Strathclyde students by funding student-led projects, clubs, societies and learning opportunities. By supporting vital resources - like the library - the Alumni Fund benefits every student.

The Alumni Fund awarded over £280,000 last year & supported 48 projects, clubs & societies.

Strathclyde alumni support the Alumni Fund which is entirely donor funded. Fundraising campaigns include a bi-annual student telethon and various appeals. 

Dragons' Den style student pitching competition - £4,500 funding

The Alumni Fund has made £4,500 of funding available for students to pitch their ideas for funding. We want to support student projects and ideas which are innovative, bold, ambitious, enterprising and have impact across campus.

  • before applying you should read the guidelines
  • complete an application by Friday 5th May
  • applicants will be shortlisted and invited to pitch to a panel
  • three finalists will be selected to give a 5 minute pitch of their idea at an event held on campus on Monday 5th June with the winners chosen on the day
  • overall winning idea will receive £3000 with 2nd place £1000 and third place £500

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Applying to the Alumni Fund

  • the summer Alumni Fund application process is now closed and will re-open in October 2017.
  • you need to read the guidelines and complete an application form to apply for funding 
  • student-led groups and projects can apply for funding and if successful funds will be awarded in May
  • students who are part of projects or groups who are not part of USSA should apply with the endorsement of their academic department

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Enhancing your Strathclyde experience

The Alumni Fund support has helped the Concert Jazz Orchestra to buy vital new instruments and equipment which will help us to grow and develop. The equipment will also be shared with other bands and orchestras and benefit a lot of students."

Strathclyde Concert Jazz Orchestra

I had the most incredible experience on exchange, met people from all around the world and the experience allowed me to develop as a person and gave me the confidence to strive for new challenges and ambitions. I am now more passionate about my degree and I am excited about the potential of my future career. I am so grateful for my exchange; it truly did change my life."

Sophie Harpur, International Business and Nagoya University Japan international study student

I would like to say thank you to the alumni community. The funding from the Elite Athletes Programme alone has been a massive help and made my training possible."

Jess Liddon, Elite Student Athlete