The Friends’ Association thrives with a membership of over 400 drawn from the neighbourhood and the wider community as well as from former and present members of the University. In this way we provide a companionable and affordable means of cultivating contacts between the University and those interested in its educational goals, history, current activities and future development.
Membership of The Friends gives access to an array of social and cultural events. The subscription income that we generate is applied to grants, financing various amenities and activities throughout the University. Each year around £8,000 is given in response to applications for projects which would not be funded from University resources. In this way we enrich students’ experiences, provide additional amenities in various Departments and Schools, and enhance the University’s landscape.