Bristol University Fund

Bristol, UK

The Foundation has donated funds to the University of Bristol which will be used to develop Bristol’s transformational new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus (TQEC) and have also contributed to the Student Support Fund.

This fund was created by the Shanta Foundation, to allow financial support to needy students, both international and from the UK through scholarships and bursaries, as well as to contribute for the development of a large Temple Quarter Campus.

The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus (TQEC) development will transform the seven-acre site in Bristol into an open campus that will be part of the community, help to regenerate the area and benefit the whole city. It will revolutionise teaching and learning at Bristol. Business education will be co-located with world-class science and engineering research and development. Facilities will also be opened up for public use, including a training and skills centre and resources which can be used by community groups. The new campus aims to be an attractive destination for all citizens and will include informal seating areas by the waterfront and a public art programme.

The university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Hugh Brady, said “It will turn a neglected area into a new destination; an open, green, inclusive centre for transformative innovation. It will be relevant to international, national and local communities. It will inspire and connect local people, social enterprises, businesses, academics and students. It will create jobs and celebrate Bristol culture.”

Comments from recipients of the Students Support Programme

“I cannot stress enough how much your donation has helped in making my university experience what it has been so far. I still remember sitting on my bed with a calculator in hand in the summer after my A-levels, trying to work out how I would afford all of the costs of university with no financial support from home, but now that feels like a distant dream.”

Sarah, studying English Literature

“I really appreciate your support with this Scholarship. This has lessened my financial worries of somehow paying back a loan in a scientific field of study and career.”

Jonas, studying Physics & Astrophysics

“I was fortunate enough to be on the Futures Scholarship Programme for my first year at university studying Veterinary Science and the support has been invaluable….. I believe your donation has contributed greatly to my studies. I used some of the money to buy revision tools e.g. anatomy flashcards, posters, and printer ink. These tools really helped me consolidate my learning from lecture slides and will hopefully contribute towards becoming the best veterinary surgeon I can be!….. I truly appreciate your donation.

Meghan, studying Vetenary Science

“I wanted to thank you for your support in making my first year at university so enjoyable, comfortable and exciting! I have loved the city and wouldn’t have been able to have such a great first year if it wasn’t for your generosity and kindness…… Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and helping me believe that I can truly thrive in this environment! I would love to be able to do something like that for others after I graduate. It’s so important for social mobility, and we all feel it. And there are not enough words in the world to say thank you – it has been so great.”

Rhea, studying International Relations

“Thank you for supporting me through my first year at university. Whilst I was growing up everyone used to refer to me as ‘Dr Lola’ because they recognised my enthusiasm for learning about the human body and my passion to help others and figured that this combination would result in me studying medicine….. If it wasn’t for your donation through the form of a Futures Scholarship, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy university in the way that I’m able to enjoy it now. I would just like to say ‘Thank you’ again from the bottom of my heart and I want you to know that your money has made a huge difference in my life.”

Omalata, studying medicine

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