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Giving Tuesday appeal supports those most in need

Northumbria Alumni show that Many Hands Make Light Work

In November 2023, Northumbria University's Many Hands Make Light Work appeal raised over £38,000, thanks to generous donations from 464 alumni. 

With this support we will be able to provide more hardship bursaries for Northumbria students and help them to:

  • pay for accommodation, food, utility, and childcare costs;
  • buy learning resources, kit and equipment;
  • take part in field trips and transformational placement opportunities; and
  • attend job interviews to support their development beyond Northumbria.

Here is why some of donors chose to support our appeal - 


"This is the second year I've donated. The cost-of-living increases are badly impacting students and I'm keen to give something back to the current generation of students."
Jennifer Childs - BTEC HND Business and Finance 1989

"I wanted to give something back to an institution that had a major influence on my development both professionally and as an individual."
Stephen Cooper –  BSc (Hons) Applied Chemistry 1992

"I loved the time I spent as an MSc candidate at Northumbria and how it helped me in my career."
Mohamed Elbarsha – MSc Surveying (Quantity Surveying) 2017

"The university helped me with a bursary and I wanted to give something back"
Vicki Crozier – MSc Psychology 2023


Thanks to the incredible generosity of our dedicated alumni, valued business partners, as well as charitable trusts and foundations we have been able to support over 2,500 students since January 2022, proving that many hands do indeed make light work.

If you would like to find out more about what is being done to support those encountering financial hardship across the Northumbria University community, please click here.

To follow in the footsteps of the alumni above and make a donation to Northumbria students enduing financial hardship, please click here

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