William M Sword: A Lasting Legacy

The late William M Sword, entrepreneur, businessman, Honorary Fellow and Honorary Graduate of Abertay, bequeathed to the University a gift that will create a lasting legacy for future generations of students.

William Sword, known as Bill, was a member of the Abertay family, and had a wonderful and long connection with the University. In his lifetime, he supported several initiatives and activities at the University, from outreach programmes, to endowing a sports prize, and helping us develop our research work. His interests were far-reaching and varied, but always had at their heart the goal inspiring students and young people.

It is with deep gratitude that we have established the William M Sword Endowment – a first for Abertay. Bill’s bequest is a landmark for us and will ensure that his commitment is celebrated, enduring and meaningful.

Bill’s generosity is not only a testament to the value and confidence he placed in Abertay, but to his deep sense of purpose in helping raise the aspirations of our student community in creative and entrepreneurial ways.