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When the Making a World of Difference Campaign launched in 2010, its ambition echoed that of the University – to use our outstanding, teaching, research and facilities to make a major impact on global society.

As our first major fundraising effort since the 1920s, it took a significant leap of faith. It was launched in the belief that those who had studied here or had been touched by our work, held the University in such affection and esteem that they would help us to achieve that vision.

That faith was not unfounded. A decade on, our Campaign is making a crucial contribution to the University, its students and its impact on the world.

Thanks to our worldwide community of donors, we are raising young people’s aspirations, encouraging talent, developing new medical therapies, giving society the tools to better manage global resources, extending our cultural and artistic contribution and providing an outstanding campus.


With your amazing support we have now passed our Campaign target of £100m and have raised a grand total of...


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Creative Leadership

Gifts to the Making a World of Difference Campaign are continuing the University’s proud tradition as a home for creativity and expression across the creative arts.

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Support for students

A range of personal circumstances can impact on a student’s dream of entering university. Your gifts to provide undergraduate and masters scholarships will give talented and determined students the chance to overcome these barriers and study at Leeds.

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Student Enterprise

From medical sensors to music equipment, energy saving to ethical loans, the entrepreneurial ideas of our students know no bounds. And with your support we can help to turn more of these business dreams into reality.

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PhD scholarships

With your help, we can make a difference to the lives of talented young people, so that in turn, their PhD research can make a difference in the world as they tackle major issues from cancer to climate change, food security to clean energy.

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Water Sanitation and Health

Globally, 780 million people lack convenient access to safe water. Through research, education and tailored solutions for communities in the poorest parts of the world we can give more people safe and reliable access to this vital resource.

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Brain Cancer Research

Ours is the only UK research group investigating a revolutionary viral therapy for brain cancer. Your support could help us make a breakthrough that gives real hope to those diagnosed with this dreadful disease.

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Engineering & Science

The creation of a new Science and Engineering Quarter will remove physical boundaries between scientific disciplines, bringing together physicists, chemists, materials scientists, engineers and computer scientists to address some of humanity’s greatest problems.

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