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Alumni Leaving a gift in your Will

Leaving a Gift in your Will is the opportunity to invest in the future generation of young people and play a vital role in supporting students, research and the wider University.

How legacy gifts make a difference

Legacy gifts play a vital role in helping the University to make a difference both locally and internationally and recent gifts have helped to: 

  • support a special scholarship programme for students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds
  • create a hardship fund for teacher training
  • support scholarships for the Engineering Academy
  • support redevelopment of University buildings, including Andersonian Library and Biomedical Engineering
  • grow emerging enterprise, through Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund

How to leave a gift in your Will

It is important to seek legal advice to help you to prepare your Will and a solicitor can advise you on the wording. You should also consider what you would like your gift to achieve and might want to consider the following:  

  • supporting an area you are passionate about - a field of study/research, or a particular area such as supporting disadvantaged students.
  • helping the university to respond to the most pressing need by helping where the need is greatest.

There are two main types of legacy gift:

  • a share of your estate (a residuary gift)
  • a fixed amount of money (a pecuniary gift)

The gift that holds its value the most is a residuary one. Giving in this way means inflation doesn't erode the value of the gift in the way it does with cash gifts.

The University of Strathclyde is a registered charity and any legacy gift to a charity is deducted from the value of your estate before inheritance tax is calculated.

Discuss your legacy intention with us

Alumni based in the USA also have the option to include the University of Strathclyde in their Will.  Please get in touch to discuss your planned giving.