University Fundraising

20 November 2017

Commenting on a story in the Daily Mail on university fundraising, a Russell Group spokesman said:

“The generosity of alumni helps fund everything from bursaries for disadvantaged students to new academic facilities which benefit students directly. From cancer therapies to conflict resolution, alumni donations have helped our universities invest in cutting-edge research that is changing the world for the better.

“Philanthropy is helping widen access to higher education and improve the learning experience universities are able to provide for students.

“All Russell Group universities in England and Wales are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and when there are changes in guidance on best practice they will follow these closely. Our members are hugely grateful for the ongoing commitment to higher education shown by so many Russell Group alumni and take their privacy very seriously.”

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