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Leave a gift in your Will and be a Guiding Light for future generations

As a university we are far more than a set of buildings. We are everyone who has ever walked our corridors, studied in our lecture halls, or sat by the lake and put the world to rights.

If you value the education you received here, and would like to give that opportunity to other bright and determined students in the future, you can do so by remembering the University of Nottingham in your will. Your gift can help guide their future, and ours. 

450 alumni like you have already left gifts in Wills, becoming Guiding Lights for those who will follow in their footsteps.


Guide future generations...

Over many decades, gifts in Wills have enabled students from low-income backgrounds to study at the University of Nottingham. They have been especially critical during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing vital funding for students who might otherwise have had to give up on their dreams.

As a Guiding Light, you could help fund scholarships or give financial hardship assistance to students in urgent need. You could give bright and determined students the opportunity of a University education, enable them to flourish and succeed, and change their lives forever.

Guide future generations of students to follow in your footsteps


Guide our world class research which transforms lives

Guide vital research...

Your gift in your Will can help guide research that will help shape the future for your family and loved ones.

You can help us respond to global health challenges, such as those posed by the recent pandemic.

You can play your part in helping build a better,more sustainable world for future generations.



Guide the future of the university...

As a Guiding Light, you will play a vital role in our long-term plans.

Whether it’s helping to protect special places on our campus that you know and remember with fondness, or ensuring that we continue to provide future generations of students with what they need to thrive in an ever more competitive world.

Guiding the future of the university and its beautiful spaces


Any gift of any size can make a difference. With a gift in your Will to the University of Nottingham, you can guide and change many lives. Please indicate your intentions below or find out more about how leaving a gift can make a difference to the university.

Fill in our legacy pledge form

Become a Guiding Light

Tell us your intentions - and who your Guiding Lights were

Read our frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Need more information? Read our FAQ and download useful documents


 Any questions?

If you'd like any further information or support, please contact our Legacy Manager Andrew Wright by calling +44 (0)115 95 13664 or emailing, who will be happy to help,





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