Common Good Campaign

Make a difference to students’ lives through the Common Good Campaign

The significance of the work of the GCU Foundation has heightened as a result of the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on young people. Our students from disadvantaged backgrounds are being hardest hit with many more being pushed into hardship. Loss of part-time jobs, the growing digital divide and a sharp rise in the demand for mental health support means that many of our students find themselves overwhelmed by COVID’s impact on their futures.

Backed by our Founding Donor, Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, the Foundation has launched the Common Good Campaign to raise vital funds to help ease the added burden our students now bear, as well as mobilising our alumni and friends' community to support in kind via our MINT Programme (mentoring, internships, networking and talks). All funds raised will be directed to where the need is greatest, helping to:

  • Alleviate Financial Hardship for those who have lost part-time income and have no family support including care experienced students and those from disadvantaged areas.
  • Provide Mental Health and Wellbeing Support responding to the sharp rise in demand for these services as a result of the pandemic.
  • Support Employability through match-funded internships providing students with additional help to gain industry experience and guidance to help them get a foot on the career ladder.

Running throughout the academic year, a key focal point of our Campaign will be in April 2021, which is the 50th anniversary of the Glasgow College of Technology. Starting on the 26th of April, we will have a week-long series of events and activities that people can participate in to support the Campaign.

Read more about the current level of student need

Ways to get involved in the Common Good Campaign