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As a University of Stirling graduate, you’re part of a global community that is truly making a difference. We’re leading the fight against tobacco-related harm in Asia and Africa, empowering communities through sustainable aquaculture research, and working to improve the lives of people with dementia.

In short, you can be proud of where you’ve come from, and you can also play a major part in our future. There are two main ways our alumni choose to support the University: by giving financially, or by volunteering their time. If you’d like to do one of those things as well, you’ll find more information below about specific causes and opportunities you can support.

University of Stirling and Smile Amazon

The University of Stirling is now a designated charity with Smile Amazon, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price of your purchases (excluding VAT, returns, shipping fees) to the University, at no cost to you. It’s the same Amazon products, prices and services but by shopping via you can opt to support a charity, including the University of Stirling.

The Advancement office will direct all proceeds from Amazon to the University’s Student Hardship Fund. If you have any questions, please contact

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Make a donation

Donate to a cause close to your heart by selecting one of the funds listed.

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The Stirling Fund

Support today’s students and help to enhance their University experience.

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The Student Hardship Fund

Help support students experiencing hardship during COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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The Dementia Fund

Support research into dementia and help us to make a vital difference.

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Adopt a book

Add a personal touch to a library book and support students in their learning.

The Garden of Time

Garden of Time

Mark a memory or recognise a loved one by contributing to our new campus garden

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Sport at Stirling

Help the University's legacy for sporting excellence continue long into the future. 

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Student Managed Investment Fund

Give students practical involvement in managing investments with real money.

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The Art Collection

Support the development of our art collection and future exhibitions. 

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Support students through their studies by donating to our scholarship fund. 

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Community Archaeology Project

Support the quest to uncover the lost history of Scotland.

Volunteer now

Thank you for your support

We’re extremely grateful to everyone who donates time or finances to the University. Read about the impact of your contributions, see our benefactors wall and download our donor newsletter.

Your contribution

Leaving a legacy

Find out more about how you can help to sustain the work of the University long into the future by leaving a legacy in your Will.

More information

Find out more about maximising your donation to the University through tax efficient giving

Contact Advancement