The Difference your Gift Makes
Every single gift to the College is greatly valued and appreciated. On behalf of everyone at Selwyn we would like to thank you for your continued support, generosity and loyalty.
Thanks to donations received over the years we have been able to...
- Fund the Spencer Law Fellowship in perpetuity Read more
Selwyn has a proud tradition of excellence in the study of Law, laid down by Professor Paul Fairest when he became a fellow in 1964. This tradition has been continued through the highest levels of teaching and supervisions through three fellows; Professor John Spencer, Mrs Janet O'Sullivan and Dr James McComish. With Professor Spencer due to retire in 2014, and Dr McComish's fellowship only funded for another four years, the Spencer Fairest Fellowship will mean that the future of Law at Selwyn is secured. Current and future students will benefit from the same high standards of teaching, advice, time and interest that have led so many Selwyn alumni to soar as solicitors, barristers and judges
- Build Ann's Court Read more
Ann's Court has been a key part of the College's development, enabling much needed growth at Selwyn. It provides 84 ensuite rooms, meaning that all students can be accommodated on the College site for the duration of their degrees. It also includes the JCR, as well as Finance, Admissions, Tutorial, IT and Development & Alumni Relations offices. The beautiful Ann's Court was made possible through the benefaction of an alumnus. Close
- Fund 99 student bursaries in 2011-12 Read more
Selwyn has led the way amongst the Colleges with our commitment to access to Cambridge for the most bright and able individuals, regardless of their background and circumstances. The College firmly believes in admission on merit, not means. "If it wasn't for the bursary I probably wouldn't be here - my mum can't afford to pay for Uni and even the full Student Finance maintenance loan doesn't cover all the costs of food and accommodation. The bursary makes such a difference to me; it means I don't have to worry about money and debt day to day and that I don't have to miss out on things that I otherwise would have done. It has meant that I am able to enjoy my time here to the fullest and my mum and I haven't had to constantly worry about finances. I really am so thankful to the people who donate to make the bursary possible." - Second year student, Medicine. Close
- Provide a new boat for the Boat Club this year Read more
The brand new VIII, “John Farr”, was received with great excitement by the Selwyn’s women’s rowing team. John Farr (SE 1951) rowed whilst he was a student, and wanted to support a sport which was so close to his heart.. Close
- Award 26 academic prizes to students who excelled in their studies Read more
Prizes are awarded for a wide range of subjects, in recognition of students' outstanding achievements. Prizes are often named after their benefactor, or in memory of a loved one. Close
- Install a chamber organ at the east end of Selwyn Chapel Read more
The beautiful three-stop (8-4-2) Kenneth Tickell chamber organ is intricately carved with Selwyn crest, and is a wonderful addition to the Chapel. Close
- Distribute over £5,000 in Sports Bursaries Read more
Sports bursaries help to cover the costs of equipment, competition fees, subscription fees, coaching, kit and training camps, empowering students to take their chosen sport to the highest levels, with many competing nationally and internationally. Close
- Tour the East Coast of America with the Choir of Selwyn College Read more
In July 2012 the Chapel Choir toured the East Coast of America, taking their repertoire of beautiful music to American alumni and friends. Close
This is merely a snapshot of the wonderful things that have been achieved through your support. Developments such as these are vital to the College as a whole, and for students to fully experience what life and study at Selwyn has to offer. From fellowships to Chapel organs, from hockey sticks to full bursaries, every contribution makes an impact, and for that we are truly grateful.