Trusts and Foundations work in partnership with the university to help our students financially. From workshops that show school children what going to university is about, to helping autistic students gain employment, there are many ways to help.
As part of this work, we connect our students with local people and communities as well as global industries. The Trusts featured here benefit by nurturing students in tangible ways, and helping them improve their lives.
Bright Ideas, thanks to funding from The Nine Trades, encourages local children to aspire to higher education. It is a creative learning journey for S3 pupils in Dundee, inspired by the subjects taught at Abertay.
Bright Ideas has been so successful that it has been extended into Angus and has inspired other organisations to give. Bright Ideas is currently online until the pandemic is over.
The Northwood Charitable Trust supports graduate scholarships for PhD research in areas like applying games technology to health care, cybersecurity and elder health. This has strengthened our ability to attract other research funding as well as producing talented researchers.
'We have been a proud supporter of Abertay University for many years. We value the vital role that Abertay plays in challenging social and educational disadvantage.' Blair Thomson, Director, The Northwood Charitable Trust
Graduates with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are statically less likely to find full-time graduate-level employment. Expanding employment opportunities for ASD students and graduates is an important initiative funded by The Mathew Trust with Inclusion Scotland.
Providing mentoring and tailored support means those students have improved employment opportunities, while employers benefit from their unique skills and qualities.
'It is a joy to support an organisation that is amongst the best in the world and supports students in their education.'