Development and Alumni

Support the future of the University by donating a single or regular gift online today.

The O'Shea Global Scholars Initiative advances Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea's work in expanding access to the University during his 15 years as Principal.

Principal's Bursary Fund

Each year thousands of alumni and friends support the University by volunteering or by making a donation.


Keep in touch online and through our worldwide alumni network.

Our mission

We offer guidance and support and encourage collaboration and partnership.


Support, guidance and funding plus advice on fundraising and job opportunities.

Innovation Initiative Grants

Does your project, research, club or society need help with funding? Alumni-funded grants available for students and staff.


Get support for your fundraising activity in aid of a University of Edinburgh cause.

Friends magazine

The magazine for supporters of the University, showing the impact of participation and philanthropy. The Friends website features exclusive monthly online supplements.

You can help us

Our role is to work with the academic community to engage alumni, friends, companies and trusts in the life of the University.

Ceremonial events

We provide management of University ceremonial activities alongside advice and guidance on organising your own events.

School of Biological Sciences

We work to generate funds for projects, students and research, advise on donor relationships and help in facilitating discussions about funding opportunities.