Annual and regular giving ensures that all students not only enjoy a world class academic experience but also many of the special touches which make college life unique. The last two years have been particularly demanding for us all, not least on college life here at Pembroke. This year our donors have been pivotal in helping the College adapt and provide support to students facing extraordinary personal and financial hardship.
As we slowly return to normality, alumni giving remains as important as ever. Even the smallest gift makes a difference and regular gifts are particularly vital to the College’s on-going success, enabling planning for the future with greater certainty.
Support from alumni makes an important and immediate difference to the lives of students at Pembroke. To make your gift, simply:
Pembroke is committed to inclusivity and fairness. Park of our work is to ensure we continue to support and offer opportunities to the brightest minds, regardless of background.
We run academically intense, year-long courses in Humanities and Social Sciences, Philosophy and World Religions, Modern Languages, and STEM through hubs based at selected schools and sixth-form colleges in London, the North East, and the North West. These courses aim to give students a taste of engaging with academic topics critically, in a way not catered for as part of their usual curriculum.
We also hold a Summer School at Pembroke to give students an insight into life here, hoping to break down some of the doubts and fears that can be a barrier to academically-bright students even considering applying.
Once at Pembroke, students have access to a variety of supported grants, bursaries, and scholarships, making sure that no student misses out on any opportunity.
Pembroke is committed to equal academic opportunities for all. We support our students financially via bursaries, scholarships and hardship grants, as well as ensuring that Pembroke remains a vibrant community, where students can pursue their sporting, artistic and musical interests alongside study.
The impact of the Hardship grants has been felt in the past year more than ever.
Furthermore, every year £5,000 is awarded by a student committee to student-led activities and projects that make student life just a little bit more special.
Your support for the Annual Fund ensures that students at Pembroke have access to the best possible academic resources during their time here – a library that is open 24/7, stocked with the books on their reading lists and other books requested by tutors and students; tutorials with world-leading researchers and academics, where students learn to articulate and defend their ideas whilst being encouraged to expand their way of thinking and explore all aspects of a problem; a variety of extra lectures, seminars, workshops, and discussion groups to further their study both within and beyond their degree subject.
At nearly 400 years old, the College is fortunate to be housed in beautiful historic buildings alongside newer, more modern additions such as The Rokos Quad. All of these buildings require maintenance and (particularly for the historic ones) sometimes modernisation to ensure that they can continue to fully cater to all of our students' needs.
Unrestricted gifts allow the College to direct funds to the areas of greatest need as these vary across the years, but gifts can also be directed to support only one of the above options, if you would prefer.