I am delighted to welcome you to our 2016-17 Donor Report, and to share with you compelling insights into the many ways your contributions support, encourage and inspire students to achieve their goals.
Philanthropic giving delivers incalculable returns. It not only helps to ensure a brighter future for individual recipients, it also enriches society – as your donations help to educate and nurture the next generation of highly-skilled experts that our world so badly needs.
The heartfelt statements within this report illustrate with great clarity the positive impact your support has at a personal level – both in providing much-needed funding for books, equipment and living expenses, and in motivating students to strive for excellence in everything they do.
Our generous donors choose to provide support in diverse ways, from rewarding academic excellence in specified academic fields, to funding bursaries that promote widening participation in higher education – one of ARU’s core strategic objectives.
As a supporter of Anglia Ruskin, you become part of our journey – helping to develop the education and research, the innovation, and the broader community engagement that we carry out. You become part of the wider ARU family.
So on behalf of all staff and students here at ARU, I’d like to thank you for your remarkable generosity, and for helping to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students are empowered to fulfil their potential.
Professor Iain Martin
MBChB, MEd (Dist), MD
We are extremely grateful for the tremendous support we receive from alumni, community groups, local companies and private individuals – your donations have enormous positive impact on the lives of our students.
By rewarding and promoting academic excellence, this vital funding helps talented people to achieve their potential. And by breaking down the financial barriers to education, your support provides life-changing opportunities for students who, without your generosity, simply wouldn’t be able to commence or complete their studies.
Several of our supporters fund prizes that reward academic achievement and recognise major contributions to community life at Anglia Ruskin. Find out more about the scholarships and prizes made possible by your donation here.