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AlumniHow 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.

Strathclyde was established on the legacy of Professor John Anderson

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