UCL Campaign


It's All Academic: The Campaign for UCL

It’s All Academic, the Campaign for UCL, has raised nearly £624 million, and inspired over 263,000 volunteering hours to help UCL, our students and our alumni community. Alumni, donors and volunteers joined staff and partners in ensuring the Campaign, which ran from September 2016 to July 2020, achieved its targets a year ahead of schedule. In service of our founding ambition to make the world a better place for us all, It's All Academic has demonstrated the power of UCL's brilliant community.


Focusing on the priority areas of Health, Students, Disruptive Thinking and London, the Campaign has accelerated breakthroughs in some of the world's greatest health challenges, like neuroscience and cancer; built a supportive, pioneering and globally connected research, learning and teaching environment, and nurtured one of the most brilliant gatherings of minds in the world. It has accomplished these achievements by working partnership with our 15,884 donors and 10,678 volunteers, from across 84 countries.
Woman in a laboratory

Health: Pioneering treatments, discovering cures

Campaign supporters have raised a staggering £432 million to enable UCL’s world-leading health teams to find treatments to society’s most devastating diseases and improve the mental health and wellbeing of people across the globe.

Students graduating

Students: Powering bright minds

UCL students represent the future: the innovators and thought leaders needed to confront 21st-century challenges. Campaign supporters have raised £70 million in student support, while alumni volunteers have guided students to achieve their potential.

The UCL Student Centre

London: Shaping the city that shapes us

UCL has shaped and been shaped by London for nearly 200 years. From funding legal advice for local communities to raising £121 million for new buildings and equipment, the Campaign has created opportunities for the capital and its people.

Researchers at a canvas

Disruptive thinking: Paving the way for pioneers

Philanthropy is the ally of radical curiosity. Our supporters are partners, collaborators and contributors, raising £114 million to position UCL at the vanguard of new knowledge, emerging disciplines, and new ways of relating to the world we live in.