Our Vision: Access to Excellence

Wadham aspires to become a beacon of fair access and academic excellence and thanks to you, our alumni and friends, our efforts have been taken to the next level. Our extensive access work is changing lives but there is so much more to do.

Impact - Five key areas

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we are securing funding for every step of the educational journey – from pre-16 outreach to increased support for our students and graduates.

How you can help

By building a ring-fenced “Access to Excellence Fund”, we continue efforts to support all activities related to our ambitious five-step “life-cycle” programme. Our ambitious target of £45 million by 2022 is within reach, thanks to the generous contributions from alumni and friends to the most successful fundraising campaign in the College’s history. Given the increasing pressures on Higher Education, there is, however, much more to be done. We are inviting all of you to help us reach the final target and go well beyond to make our vision a reality. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how you can help.

“Thanks to our benefactors we are making the world class education and research at Wadham and Oxford accessible to the brightest students from a broader range of backgrounds than ever before."

Robert Hannigan, Warden

We are fortunate that more than 24% of our alumni support the College every year, raising funds essential to support activities such as Summer Schools and Access visits.This is a remarkable achievement and our thanks go out to everyone who has given. Yet, in order for Wadham to remain a beacon of fair access and diversity, we are asking you all to give your best gift. If you are already a donor, perhaps you would consider increasing your annual contribution or making a significant one-off donation.Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how you can help.

We are immensely proud to have completed two new buildings - the fully accessible William Doo Undergraduate Centre and Dr Lee Shau Kee Building which houses the Locke Access Centre - the hub for our extensive school outreach work. The Back Quad building campaign has been the most successful fundraising appeal in Wadham's history and we are planning a series of opening events to celebrate and thank our donors over coming months. There are still naming opportunities available in these inspirational buildings so please get in touch if you would like to hear more.

Support our Back Quad Building Campaign

Get in touch

We are always pleased to hear from you. Please do get in touch to discuss how your donation can make a difference.

Julie Hage: julie.hage@wadham.ox.ac.uk

Barnaby Norman: barnaby.norman@wadham.ox.ac.uk

“Wadham has always been radical, forward thinking and creative and its Access to Excellence strategy is in keeping with what Wadham does”

Sally Mapstone (English, 1975) Vice-Chancellor and Principal of St Andrews University