Leaving a Legacy to Aber
Legacies of all sizes help to make Aber University an inspiring environment for teaching, learning, and cutting-edge research that will benefit future generations of students.
After protecting the interests of family and friends, many choose to remember Aber with a legacy, reflecting their support and affection and their wish for the University to continue to flourish in the future.
Leaving a legacy will help to further elevate Aber’s global reputation and ensure that the University’s academics and graduates continue to educate and inform others, working towards creating fairer, healthier and more sustainable communities across Wales, the UK, and the world.
How your gift can help
We appreciate that you will want to make a lasting impact upon Aber University, and towards a cause that you feel close to.
We would value a conversation with you to discuss the various options available, as well as ensure that your expectations can be met, and how we would achieve this.
Examples of how your legacy can help include:
- Funding PhD scholarships to attract the best students from a wide range of backgrounds who are at the forefront of innovative research;
- Supporting the refurbishment and regeneration of our facilities to ensure our students have access to the best possible resources;
- Championing Aber students by ensuring that each and every student is able to reach their full potential, regardless of their background.
Aberystwyth University is a charity (no.11145141) and therefore planning to give to the University as part of your will can help to reduce inheritance tax.
Types of Legacy
Below is the most common types of bequests that you can leave in your will. We always strongly recommend that you seek professional legal advice regarding the various bequests before making any changes to your will.
|This involves the leaving of a specific amount of money. The disadvantage of this method is that its value will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases.|
|Conditional Legacy||This allows you to leave all or part of your estate to a particular person(s). If one of your named beneficiaries does not survive you, then the bequest would be given to Aberystwyth University.|
|Gifts in Kind||You can leave gifts in the form of shares or items of property such as houses, pictures or other valuables. The University could then sell the asset and utilise the proceeds as per your wishes.|
|Residuary Legacy||This is a percentage of your remaining estate, after all fees and outstanding costs are taken care of. This legacy remains in line with inflation. We would ask you to consider bequeathing one or two percent of your Estate.|
|Reversionary Legacy||Aber fully appreciates the concern all of us have to ensure that first and foremost proper provision is made for those close to us. This legacy allows you to leave money or your Estate (or a percentage thereof) to the University after the death of your spouse or relative.|
The 1872 Society
The importance of lifetime recognition
In many ways, the provision for Aber of a bequest in your Will is the greatest gift of all. It signifies the belief you have in all that Aber stands for, and it creates a living testimony to that affection beyond your death.
The University believes that such a commitment to the future should not be recognised purely through acts of remembrance, and that those who have chosen to endow that future should be both honoured and thanked in their lifetime. It is for this reason that we have created the 1872 Society, named in honour of the founding of the University.
Membership of the Society is granted to all those who have signified their intention to make a bequest to Aber. Recognising that such a decision is often private and personal, the list of members is not published, but an annual luncheon is held every year at which, in a quiet but meaningful way, the University is able to offer the membership its thanks and keep them abreast of current development plans.
The University also draws upon the experience and wisdom of 1872 Society members to advise on its intentions for the future.
We very much hope that you will wish to become a member of this exclusive and very special donors’ society. Contact us by telephone or email us with your decision to make a bequest for Aber and you will be automatically enrolled in the 1872 Society.