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

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.

Trent Building in sunshine

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

Become a Guiding Light


  • Any gift of any size can make a difference, guiding future generations of students, our vital research or the future of the university.
  • A gift in your Will to the University of Nottingham can guide and change many lives.
  • 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.

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.

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.


"My hopes of what university would be, the experiences I would have and the people I would meet, are now a reality thanks to the generosity of others. This support enables me to fully focus on my studies and gave me the confidence and motivation to engage with all aspects of university life."

Georgie, Law student


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.