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Bursar's Letter

Thank you for taking the time to read the Bursar's Autumn 2021 letter, and for considering making a gift to Fitzwilliam College Cambridge.

It’s quick and easy to make a regular gift or to make a single gift online by debit/credit card. This autumn we are particularly looking for support for the following areas:

  • Mental Health Support: Fitzwilliam has recruited a Wellbeing Coordinator, to help support all members of the College, but particularly students. This essential post will help our students have the best possible experience at Fitz. As the depth of disruption the pandemic has caused students becomes clearer, it is essential we can provide this support that students need.
  • Undergraduate Bursaries: Every year, Fitzwilliam has provided Maintenance Bursaries of £1,000 to all Undergraduates receiving a Cambridge Bursary and who apply for additional support from the College. With a record number of Undergraduates admitted in the last two admissions cycles, we need additional support to ensure we can increase the financial support we provide to those who need it.
  • Access and Outreach: Fitzwilliam was founded on access to a Cambridge University education, and we uphold this tradition today. With your support, we can continue our efforts to encourage those from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to apply to Cambridge, and to choose Fitz.
  • Unrestricted support: The College has recorded the largest deficits in its history over the last two financial years. Your unrestricted support will enable us to continue to support teaching and research, and to provide the best possible experience for our students.

The support of alumni and friends makes a tremendous difference to the College community.

If just 40 alumni made a gift of £40 per month plus Gift Aid to Fitzwilliam, over the course of a year we’d be able to fund an additional 24 Fitzwilliam bursaries for students from low-income backgrounds.