You're having fun, catching up with old friends and reminiscing about the great time you had as a student at Aberdeen. Why not add an extra element to your reunion event and raise some funds for the place that brought you all together?

Reunions provide the perfect opportunity to give something back to the University in recognition of your time spent here, by either launching a combined fundraising effort or augmenting previous contributions.

Funds raised at reunion events are a great example of the generosity of our alumni around the world. Whatever the size of your contribution, you collectively have the potential to make a real difference.

The University of Aberdeen Development Trust raises essential funds for a wide variety of activities from world-class research to new building projects. Current priorities include:

  • Our Students - enabling outstanding students to undertake their studies while providing excellent facilitites and services.
  • Our Expertise - leading the way in finding treatments and cures which will provide global benefits.
  • Our Heritage - preserving beautiful, historically significant buildings, archival collections and gardens.

As you recall fond memories and reflect on your time at Aberdeen, we hope you are inspired to give something back. Monies raised can go towards any of our current priorities or a general contribution will be used where it is most needed.

As a reunion organiser you would also have the opportunity to be the main fundraiser of your reunion group. To succeed as such, our fundraising team would equip you with a brief peer-to-peer fund raising guide. For more information on this, please contact Darren Hill.

Everyone has a personal reason for giving back. Here are some thoughts on why giving back to the University is important to our alumni, to our fundraisers and to our institution: