The University of Kent has shaped the lives of many students. By leaving a gift to the University in your will, you can help support future generations of students to succeed, not only in their time at Kent, but in their careers and lives ahead.
You can create your will for free through Guardian Angel. The process is simple and easy to follow. Any gift size is helpful and will have an impact. To get started, simply click the "Make a Free Will" button below.
If you have any questions about the will writing process, please read our will writing guide or contact us directly.
You can get started in 3 simple ways:
A legacy to Kent will benefit the University long in to the future, you can leave your mark and support your passion while providing future generations of students with the opportunities to further develop personally and deepen the shared understanding.
A legacy bequest is one of the most personal gifts you can make; after you have remembered your loved ones, making a bequest enables the gift of education to be passed on to others, and we would be pleased to work with you to ensure your legacy is used according to your wishes.
During his lifetime, Barry Wright supported both the Kent Opportunity Fund and our Music Department; through his legacy his support of these areas will continue in to the future.
Barry Wright completed a Diploma in Christian Theology and Ministry as a mature student in the School of European Culture and Languages, graduating in 2003.
The planned gift Barry has provided means we are able to further enhance the lives of students eligible for an Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship as well as continue to support the extra-curricular musical endeavours of our students.
Making a legacy bequest enables the gift of education to be passed on to others."
Students facing exceptional circumstances of hardship stay in education because of the generosity of our donors. Your supports means we can do more to support people facing the toughest of times and challenges. We cannot tell you who they are, but their words can tell you how much your support means to them.
"To receive such generosity is humbling, and especially helpful to me in my final year of study… just days from the beginning of my exams – this bursary will help me buy food, bus tickets to campus, electricity for the meter – quite literally surviving exam season!"
Giving to scholarships can provide transformational help to some students who otherwise may not be able to embark on studies at undergraduate or postgraduate level at university.
Through the Stella Dick Scholarship Becky was able to challenge herself with an Astronomy degree.
The Bolt Scholarship had a significant impact on Michael's career and in his Criminology PHD.
As a supporter of the Music Department, alumnus Barry Wright, remembered Kent through his will.
Archivist Max Tyler's music collection was transferred to Kent's Special Collection and Archives .
By making a legacy pledge, you can make a gift to Kent and also gain financial and tax benefits for you and your family. We understand that your Will is private and you may not want to divulge details of the arrangements that you have made. However, if you wish to tell us that the University has been included in your will, we will be delighted to hear that you are supporting us, and will also be able to keep you informed in a way that suits you.
If your intended bequest is a particular item or a sum of money to be used for a specific purpose, such as a collection of books for the Templeman Library, it is helpful for us to know in advance so that we are aware of any arrangements that will need to be made.
Any donations accepted by the University of Kent in respect of a legacy will be directed according to the wishes of the donor as agreed with the University. If we cannot fulfil the wishes set out in a personal will, we will discuss the donation with the executors before proceeding to accept the gift. If a legacy is made through a will without any formal wishes against it, the donation will be directed to the University’s Kent Opportunity Fund which supports students in a variety of ways, or will be allocated to an equivalent student support fund that exists at such time.