Through your support, we can shape the future.
Bangor University, a world-class, research-led institution, is committed to providing teaching and learning of the highest quality, and to contributing to the development of the economy, health and culture of a sustainable Wales and a sustainable world. The University, home to over 11,000 students and nearly 2,000 members of staff, is renowned in the UK and internationally for both outstanding teaching and research across a spectrum of academic disciplines.
The University’s financial needs vary from year to year, as it receives funding from many different sources for many areas of work. Unrestricted, general purpose legacies give Bangor the flexibility to invest in the programmes and facilities that are most needed when gifts are received. Your general purpose legacy will help to ensure Bangor’s future excellence and competitiveness in an ever-changing world. You may have an affinity to a specific area – such as an academic school, a research programme or the Library – or you may wish to preserve the memory of your own name or that of a family member by funding a specific award.
Over time, academic schools/colleges and research areas will change; so, it is best to avoid stipulating very specific purposes for your gift that may prevent it from being used. To avoid this situation, you might want to consider including a provision in your will that allows the University to use your legacy in a similar area, or where there is an urgent need for financial support. The Development and Alumni Relations Office team would be pleased to discuss how Bangor can honour your wishes.
By leaving a legacy to Bangor, you can reduce the taxable value of assets in your estate and therefore cut the amount of inheritance tax due. Bangor University has full charitable status and all gifts and bequests to the University are completely exempt from UK inheritance tax.
Bangor University’s Charity Commission Number is 1141565. If you live outside of the United Kingdom, please consult your adviser for further information on the tax status of bequests made to UK charities.
Legacies at work - Recent examples of kind gifts
Remembering Bangor University today is a gift for tomorrow.
By leaving a legacy, you will be joining a group of individuals who have demonstrated their lasting commitment to the future success of Bangor University.
Previous legacy donations include:
- Mrs Juene Jones, alumna (1950, Latin & French), left £2,000 in memory of Juene and David Jones to help student hardship.
- Miss Nést Morris Jones, alumna (1926 Classics), left over £260,000 to support Welsh language programmes and Welsh medium education, in memory of her father, Professor Sir John Morris Jones, the first Professor of Welsh at Bangor.
- Mr Alan Marsh, alumnus (1952, Zoology & Agriculture) left £1,000 to support Bangor University’s Athletic Union.
- Hannah Mary Michael left £140,000 to cancer studies at Bangor’s North West Cancer Research Fund Institute.
- Prof. Tim Miles, former member of staff at Bangor, left over £54,000 to support research into co-occurring developmental disorders, including dyslexia. This funded a 2-year PhD in Psychology.
- Mr Barry Paine, alumnus (1961, Oceanography), left over £52,000 to the School of Ocean Sciences to support students on the summer placements programme.
- Mr Isaac Eyton Roberts, alumnus (1936 Physics), left £15,000 to establish a bursary in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, in memory of his parents Mr John David Roberts and Mrs Phoebe Roberts, and a selection of paintings for the University’s art collection.
- Mrs Gillian K. Williams, alumna (1962, Chemistry), left £5,000 to the School of Chemistry in memory of Gillian and David Williams (also 1962, Chemistry)
- Sir Kyffin Williams RA, friend of the University, left a substantial gift including important works of art, books and furniture.
Please see the links below for details on how we can work with you to honour your wishes.