Go Forward, Give Back

The bar has been set…

Over the past three years, almost half of all undergraduates have given to St John’s before graduating. By giving as much or as little as they feel comfortable with, their generosity has so far unlocked an incredible £75,000 to support Johnian students. This has made Go Forward, Give Back the most successful student-led campaign of its kind in Cambridge, and we want you to be part of it.

How does it work? 

St John’s has been approached by an alumnus who has offered to donate up to £25,000 per year to expand the College’s student support network, allowing us to provide greater financial aid to those students who would most benefit from it. With increased tuition fees, and the recent abolition of the Maintenance Grant, this additional source of funding for our students is more valuable now than ever before.

Your year group is the key to unlocking this funding, as every donation received, regardless of the amount given, takes us one step closer to receiving it.

This is where you come in…

Until 31 July, St John’s will receive £5,000 for every 10 per cent of graduands who show their support, up to the maximum of £25,000. It doesn’t matter how much you give, or which area of College life you give to, it’s simply the act of giving that counts. Your gift could be directed towards teaching, student support, buildings or a particular club or society: whatever you feel you’ve benefited from most during your time at St John’s.

To recognise your year group’s generosity, we’ll use this money to establish a new bursary fund – the 2017 Leavers’ Awards – which will provide vital financial assistance to those coming up in September.

To donate to this year's campaign click here. 

You can find photos from the Graduands' Garden Party here