UCL 2034


Financing our ambitions: review of progress

A strong financial performance is critical to the success of UCL and we must deliver the best value that we can from the resources available to us.

Case study: It's All Academic

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Due to generous gifts of both time and money given by over 120,000 supporters and alumni, and just three years after publicly launching in September 2016, the It’s All Academic campaign is fast closing in to raise £600m in philanthropic income for UCL.

We expect to reach and exceed that goal in 2020 – one year earlier than planned. Projects that the campaign has supported this year include a new multidisciplinary Centre for the Study of Race and Racism, which will be part of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS).

The centre aims to promote equality and social justice, with scholarships focused on under-representation and financial need. It’s All Academic is also helping to fund a new home for UCL’s neuroscience community and HQ for the UK Dementia Research Institute, driving progress against tenacious, life-limiting global health challenges.

The philanthropic drive of this cross-UCL funding campaign will not simply end with us exceeding our goals in 2020. It’s All Academic aims to steadily increase philanthropy and engagement over the coming years to fund the disruptive thinking and groundbreaking research for which UCL has become known.

By continuing to raise philanthropic donations, of both time and money, we hope to increase our ability to influence public policy, support our students with the best academics and teaching spaces, build a community of advocates worldwide and continue to transform UCL.

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