The Old College Appeal

Join us in securing the future of Old College for just £10 a month.

The Old College Appeal will play a key role in delivering our ambition for a new life for Old College.

Our ambition is to transform the iconic and much loved building into a vibrant centre for learning, culture and enterprise and a major catalyst for the development of our University and Town, opening to all in 2022-23 for our 150th anniversary.

We have a once in a generation opportunity to both preserve this iconic, Grade 1 listed building, whilst re-imagining its use for the next century and generations of students to come.

Whatever your connection to the University and Aberystwyth, please join us in supporting the Old College Appeal today.


About the Appeal

The Old College Appeal is the most ambitious fundraising appeal since our Foundation in 1872. Following the footsteps of Aber’s ‘crowd-funding‘ trailblazers of the 1870s and the impact achieved by the ‘pennies of the people’, never has your support and ambition for Aberystwyth University been so crucial regardless of the size of your gift.

The appeal aims to raise £3 million in philanthropic income from our alumni and friends and help enable us to unlock the full grant of £10.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other matched funding to secure the future of the Old College.

Considered by many as the heart and home of the University, the Old College is now a place that you can transform, where many lives were changed through learning and discovery, lifelong friendships and relationships shaped.

By pledging your regular donation today, together we can save this unique and rare treasure, and recreate these transformative opportunities and experiences. In doing so, you will join every other donor, unless expressed anonymity, to be permanently recognised in the Old College for all to see and celebrate.