Help us create new opportunities that kindle scientific curiosity, spark ground-breaking research and support the scientific leaders of tomorrow.

Your support for the Dean’s Fund helps to create a reservoir of flexible funding that can be directed where the need is greatest, whether that’s blue skies research to emergency assistance for students in financial difficulty. Invested in the Dean’s Fund, a gift of any size has real impact.

Gifts from alumni and friends mean the Faculty are able to support students to undertake paid research placements and internships, pioneer new approaches to teaching, and offer more fully-funded overseas exchange opportunities for undergraduates and early career researchers. These opportunities expand students' personal and academic horizons, making them more employable and better prepared to make an impact on the world.

 Your generosity is helping the Faculty of Natural Sciences address the future needs of both students and academics, and stay at the very forefront of science worldwide.

Your impact in action

Thanks to the money from the Dean’s Fund, I have done a placement at Seaoul National University in Korea, been set-up in an exciting research group, and met some wonderful people. At Seoul National University I was working on some engaging chemistry, called metallaphotoredox, to make sulfones. It was an area I had been taught quite recently and a great emphasis was placed on how current this field is so it was rewarding to be in a laboratory working on this material. The fund has given me the chance to go to a country I might not have gone to and given me a place in a laboratory that I would have never been able to get otherwise.

- Felix de Courcy-Ireland, Chemistry

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