Your legacy gift will be spent however you wish. You may decide to support your former School, establish a scholarship programme for talented students or academics, or provide funds to support a particular area of research carried out at the University.
To assist the University to pursue its priorities, most legacies tend to be directed to one of the following:
Unrestricted Funds – at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor, your legacy will support the area in which the need is greatest at time of its receipt. All unrestricted legacies are always used to support the University’s strategic priorities and will not be used to pay for administration costs.
Endowment Funds – an endowment is a ring-fenced fund where only the annual interest accrued will be spent on the designated purpose. This ensures that your chosen area receives annual support in perpetuity.
Student Support – financial support to enable talented and ambitious students to study at Southampton who would otherwise have no means to achieve a University education.
Research – you can nominate a specific area of research that is of interest to you.
Please contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations, so that we can discuss your wishes in more detail.