The impact your gift can make
How your gift can help change lives and leave a lasting legacy
You are important to our future. Our next steps depend on you.
A gift in your Will is the most significant gift you will ever make and should reflect the things that matter to you the most. That is why if you decide to make a gift in your Will. We will work with you to ensure your wishes are met.
Building for a better future
The University was honoured to receive a significant legacy from Reginald J Hewson, which has enabled us to create and offer a new undergraduate architecture course for 2017/18.
The £2.5 million gift is the largest the University has ever received, and has allowed us to create an innovative course that is grounded in early real-world experience and practical applications. The course was created as a direct response to the changing needs of architectural practice. It is one of only a select number of BArch degrees in the country, which brings together elements of a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science to allow creativity to flourish with a sound technical understanding.
This gift has also allowed us to transform the Keith Green Building into a stunning devoted home for the new subject area. Refurbished labs in the building will be named the ‘Hewson Laboratories’ in recognition of his gift. The course will be part of the new School of Civil and Building Engineering, which has been renamed the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering.
Being part of a multidisciplinary school, the course will benefit from added value and unlimited potential, covering building science, business acumen, and digital design and fabrication, in addition to architectural discipline. Hewson’s legacy is helping to shape and expand Loughborough’s offering to future students and will enable us to train the next generation in exciting subjects.
Strengthening an essential service
Supporting future generations of students in need
''Words cannot explain how honoured I am to receive this Scholarship. I do believe that this will change my life. The Scholarship will help me lighten my financial burden which I will face as a student. This will allow me to focus more on achieving the highest award I can in my degree and becoming the professional designer I have always dreamed of being since I was a little boy. Your family’s generosity has inspired me. We are all human, but sometimes we don’t get the same opportunities as others. Thank you.''
Connor, Industrial Design and Technology, Ethel Bradley Reynolds Scholar
Legacy left by a donor in memory of his mother