Thank you to everyone who has given generously to City. We are incredibly grateful.
Here are some of the projects that have been possible thanks to our generous donors and supporters:
City’s partnership with Santander Universities was established in 2007 and extended in 2019 to support three key areas - education, entrepreneurship and employability with a donation of nearly £350,000 over three years.
In 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Santander Universities gave an additional £25,000 to provide financial support for students adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Our special relationship with the Worshipful Company of Saddlers
In 1894, the Worshipful Companies of Saddlers provided financial support to enable the founding of the Northampton Institute and that relationship has continued to the present day. We are immensely grateful to the generations of members of the Livery for their generous support.
This has ranged from ensuring all students have the advice they need to tackle a range of issues by providing funding for Student Advisors in our award-winning Saddlers Student Centre, to enabling students to reach their potential by funding scholarships.
Livery Companies of the City of London
City is very proud of its relationships with the institutions of the City of London, in particular the relationships with the Livery Companies of the City of London. Generous donations from Livery companies have provided a range of opportunities to our students, and we are grateful for the many scholarships, prizes and bursaries our students have benefitted from, as well as the research that takes place thanks to Livery Companies
Ensuring our Radiography students are at the forefront of patient technology
Dr Sophie Willis, Undergraduate Programme Director Diagnostic Radiography in the Department of Midwifery and Radiography said:
We are very grateful to the Wolfson Foundation for their support and look forward to extensive equipment usage in the future.
The Olive Tree Scholarship Programme
The Olive Tree Scholarship Programme for Israeli and Palestinian undergraduates at City, University of London, ran from 2004 to 2016.
It was a unique initiative that enabled five successive cohorts of talented young Palestinians and Israelis to gain undergraduate degrees in a variety of disciplines, including Psychology, Engineering, International Politics, Law, Business, Sociology and Journalism.
The Programme also enabled the students to better understand the drivers of the conflict that has shaped their lives and prospects in the Middle East, through cross-conflict dialogue, the study of their respective national narratives and narrative mediation.
The Programme’s activities included weekly meetings during term time, residential retreats, and field trips to Northern Ireland to learn from ex-combatants and activists involved in conflict mediation there.
The Olive Tree scholars also attended public debates around London and discussions with visiting experts. Throughout they were encouraged to develop their leadership, decision-making and presentational skills.
58 Palestinian and Israeli students participated in the Olive Tree Programme. Several won further scholarships to undertake postgraduate study, including some at City, others attained graduate placements in business and finance, and many have become skilled professionals and prominent figures in their communities.
A number have become successful journalists with media organisations broadcasting in Arabic, Hebrew and English.
Funding for the programme, which provided students with the funds needed to cover the costs of their fees and accommodation, was provided by the university along with a wide range of supporters including individual donors, corporations, trusts and foundations committed to the ethos and goals of the endeavour.
It was thanks to generosity of he founding patrons Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, MBI Al Jaber Foundation and Mr Derek Tullet, that the programme was able to launch.