Common Good Fund Appeal – Supporting our students who need it most

The Common Good Fund is taking action to address critical issues facing our students in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – student hardship and wellbeing, and employability.

During academic year 20/21 funding will ensure students have access to the technology they need to continue their studies, as well as funds to help with key expenses such as food and rent.  With the COVID-19 crisis placing sharper focus on mental health, the Fund will also help to establish and enhance a number of important mental health and wellbeing initiatives for our students.

Established with £200,000 support from our Founding Donor, Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, we have launched a scheme to help new graduates get a foot on the career ladder, as they get set to face one of the most challenging job markets on record.  MINT (Mentoring, Internships, Networking and Talks) is a package of support that aims to give our upcoming 5000 graduates the best possible chance of securing employment.  Donations to the Common Good Fund will help to grow the Internship Fund, ensuring that even more new graduates can gain valuable paid work experience.

Find out more and donate to the Common Good Fund here.

We are extremely grateful to all our donors, alumni and friends who continue to support GCU and our students in a variety of ways.  We value your generosity and friendship and look forward to keeping you updated on the many ways you are helping to truly make a difference to our students.

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