Areas of Support

Read more about the areas of College where your help is most needed so that you are able to direct your support to the fund of your choice.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SUPPORT

Through giving to undergraduate support, the College can offer bursaries and grants to reduce undergraduates’ financial concerns. We want to ensure that no student is prevented from fulfilling their academic potential and making the most of the opportunities available in Cambridge because of costs.

POSTGRADUATE STUDENT SUPPORT

We are proud of Newnham’s multicultural and international community and want to enable more women from the broadest range of backgrounds possible to continue to postgraduate study. Your donations will help us to offer vital financial support to increase the numbers of students from under-represented groups that are able to study at postgraduate level. In particular this year we are fundraising for studentships for women from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic groups.

ACADEMICS AND RESEARCH

Our academics engage with some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, from climate change to development aid. They carry out research that changes the world and changes minds, and they inspire and stimulate our students. With gifts to this fund we are able to attract and support outstanding academics so that Newnham can continue to be a world class place of education for women.

OUTREACH PROGRAMME

This fund supports our Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer as she works with schools to encourage talented pupils to apply to Cambridge regardless of their background. This year she will also be promoting the new Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for those whose circumstances have prevented them from realising their academic potential.

NEWNHAM BUILDINGS

Gifts to this fund help the College to renovate and preserve its historic buildings, maintain its distinct character, and ensure that its accommodation is suitable for students to live, learn and grow.

AREA OF GREATEST NEED

This fund enables the College to direct your support to wherever the need is greatest at any particular time. Unexpected challenges can be tackled as they arise, for example helping students particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.