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University case for support

  1. 1. vision2015 a CaSe FoR SUppoRT together we can make a global impact
  2. 2. Introductions among UK universities, Warwick is a unique, and uniquely successful, institution. Despite its relative youth it is undoubtedly one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation and for links with business and industry. In the latest UK government Research assessment exercise, Warwick was rated seventh in the UK for research excellence; in the media league tables, it comfortably maintains its position in the ‘Top Ten’; and our student places continue to be highly sought after, with more than ten students applying for every undergraduate place. Now, as we approach Warwick’s 50th birthday in 2015, our challenge is plain: how to focus activity and drive so as to attain greater international pre-eminence. It is clear that only universities with truly global reach will have the potential to make a proper impact on the pressing issues facing the world today. This Case for Support outlines some of Warwick’s key activities designed to maximise the visibility and impact of the University around the world as well as increase its impact in the UK. Not surprisingly, Warwick’s future strategy is ambitious. It is also bold and distinctive, building on past successes and Warwick’s unique entrepreneurial spirit. Richard Lambert Chancellor, The University of Warwick
  3. 3. a global impact 03 Throughout the University’s history, private funders have responded generously to the University’s ambitions to improve itself. even before the first students arrived on campus in 1965, the University’s founding Vice-Chancellor, Lord Butterworth, raised £4 million from the region’s business leaders in support of the University’s foundation. The much-loved Warwick arts Centre was only made possible following successive donations amounting to over £20 million made by a local resident. Today many of our alumni – who of course benefited from the foresightedness of those early investors – are themselves donors to the University. I believe that our University has benefited immeasurably from the experience, support and friendship of individual donors, business partners and charitable organisations. They have all played a significant part in helping to shape Warwick into the unique institution it is today. In the coming years, the University will launch a major fundraising campaign to attract £50 million of new support for Vision 2015. The following pages demonstrate the impact philanthropy is already making on the University of Warwick and set out the five main areas where we believe that donors will want to get involved. I would like to thank everyone who is already helping us to invest in our global vision. as we look to the future, I hope that many more will share our excitement Contents and join us on our journey. Development of Warwick 04 Global scholarship 07 Global health 09 Global enterprise 11 Global responsibility 13 Professor Nigel Thrift Global culture 15 Investment in Warwick’s future 16 Vice-Chancellor, The University of Warwick Warwick’s development team 18
  4. 4. 04 The University of Warwick Development of Warwick Planning the University Radio Warwick 963 starts broadcasting 1971 Constructing Benefactor’s Hall of Residence Jack (later Lord) Student meeting in Rootes Social Building Butterworth, Warwick‘s first Vice-Chancellor First Degree Ceremony, Coventry Cathedral, 1968 Queen Elizabeth II’s visit, 1970
  5. 5. a global impact 05 Naming of the Butterworth Hall, Jack Martin Residences, opened in 1986 The International Digital Lab, Warwick Manufacturing Group Warwick Arts Centre, 1987 (WMG), 2008 Opening of Warwick Medical School, 2002 Opening of the Science Park, 1984 New Warwick Business School Wing, 1992 Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Visit by President Clinton, Warwick’s base in Venice 2000
  6. 6. 06 The University of Warwick ‘The experiences that I gain here will be invaluable and I hope to pass on some of my excitement to people back home’ Young, gifted and talented student, Malaysia
  7. 7. a global impact 07 Global scholarship As a centre of world-class scholarship, Warwick needs to innovate in order to continue to attract the very best intellectual talent, wherever it may be found. This will allow us to create, complement and grow outstanding academic teams across the University. International Gateway such as the Further Maths programme or for Gifted Youth pathways to Law. once at University It’s important to identify and nurture students from non-traditional backgrounds outstanding ability as early as possible. can benefit from one of a number of Warwick has created the International scholarships including the Multicultural Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY) to bring Scholars’ programme which is funded together highly gifted 11-19 year olds from all entirely philanthropically by individuals and cultures, ethnicities and financial professional firms. More funds will support circumstances to share their common more talent. intellectual bond through virtual and physical meetings. early philanthropic PhD Scholarships funding has enabled the creation of the Go excellent phD students are the bedrock of Global Fund but the opportunity to first-class academic teams and the source of transform the lives of so many more is ready future research directors. at Warwick, phD CARA Associate Fellowships for catalytic support. scholarships, funded by generous individuals Warwick is working with the Council for and the University itself, have proved to be a assisting Refugee academics, offering Undergraduate Scholarships magnet to attract outstanding students, fellowships, mentoring and support to a comprehensive undergraduate scholarship who are already working on high priority academics driven from their own countries programme ensures that exceptionally issues in medicine, on low carbon technology as a consequence of political unrest and bright young people are pro-actively and on the challenge of alleviating poverty. turmoil. These talented people bring much encouraged to pursue academic studies at Could you, or those you know, help us to to the UK’s higher education community Warwick. Those from less well-resourced advance this work by funding further phD and to Warwick in particular. With your help schools are supported through initiatives scholarships at Warwick? we could support more such academics! A £2 million investment in the International Gateway for Gifted Youth will transform its development over the next five years, ensuring that a truly rich community of young people is supported around the world through virtual space in local hubs in disadvantaged communities such as the townships of Johannesburg or the slums of Delhi.
  8. 8. 08 The University of Warwick ‘When I worked as a GP, every day I witnessed first-hand the profound benefits of health research. Not only research which led to a cure or new treatments for an illness, but also research which improved the quality of life for my patients and enabled them to cope with their conditions. Translating our pioneering research into treatments, techniques and technologies that directly improve patient care in the UK and across the world is at the heart of the work carried out at Warwick Medical School’ professor Yvonne Carter oBe, Dean of Warwick Medical School
  9. 9. a global impact 09 Global health Alzheimers age-related diseases such as alzheimers are a growing health concern. Warwick’s chemists are Major deadly epidemics of obesity and diabetes are sweeping contributing to research in this area by studying the effects of across the world today. For the first time in centuries life ‘rusting’ in the brain. They have expectancy in developed nations is predicted to decline. discovered that the mechanism that we rely on to transport iron Ten years on, Warwick Medical School is already at the safely through our blood stream forefront of research into the causes, prevention and can, in certain circumstances, collapse into a state which grows treatment of these life-limiting diseases. long worm-like ‘fibrils’ banded by lines of iron rust. This process could provide the first insight into Diabetes understand the processes that make how iron gets deposited in the over 200 million people in the world, women go into labour. Further investment brain to cause some forms of including children and teenagers, have will translate these research findings into parkinson’s and alzheimer’s and diabetes now – the numbers are still rising improved clinical care. Huntington’s diseases. dramatically! our leading research programme Your support of a phD student, on human fat cell behaviour has shown how Cardiovascular Disease a post doctoral student or a more defects in the fat cell can lead to diabetes, Cardiovascular disease is the number one senior academic could help find high blood pressure and other life-threatening cause of death worldwide, with 70% of the solution to these distressing diseases. However, there is still much more to deaths occurring in developing countries. conditions. learn. additional investment will help to open our research focuses on the prevention, the gateway to finding an ultimate solution to detection and treatment of cardiovascular the treatment of diabetes and its many disease, examining hypertension and the detrimental health consequences. relations between nutrition, metabolic Much of medical research is funded by abnormalities and cardiovascular risk in foundations, companies and private Infant Mortality developed and developing countries – individuals – people wanting to make a No one should have to experience the loss of particularly in West and South africa. our difference to the lives of their friends and a child, especially a newborn baby, but with findings translate into practical policies. The families. Warwick Medical School is seeking 7% of babies born prematurely in the UK head of our cardiovascular medicine team to raise £20 million by 2015 to advance its alone every year, there is now an even holds Warwick Medical School’s first ground-breaking research into some of the greater risk of infant death or disability from endowed chair: extra investment will enable world’s most pressing health issues. Your premature labour. We are currently us to create more research teams to work in contribution to Warwick Medical School developing a large research programme to this vital area. would help us ultimately to save lives. A £3 million Endowed Chair in Global Health Economics will help us to speed up the process of translating new medical initiatives developed at Warwick into practical treatments available to patients.
  10. 10. 10 The University of Warwick ‘When universities and businesses support one another, the impact on the UK and wider global economy is significant. The University of Warwick – and Warwick Business School in particular – has always been a beacon of business- university collaboration. Now, with investment from the communities that really benefit from its work, WBS can provide the knowledge and leadership to support business, build innovative spaces conducive to thought-leadership and collaboration, and educate the workforce and leaders of tomorrow’ Richard Lambert, Director-General, CBI and Chancellor of the University of Warwick
  11. 11. a global impact 11 Global enterprise In our changing financial and economic climate, investment in leadership to shape global business policy and management practice is more important than ever. The University of Warwick is well known for The Talent Fund will provide scholarships to its relationships with industry and the support the finest students, regardless of impact of its research on enterprise. background. Contributions to the Talent Through its programmes of study and its Fund will enable us to develop tomorrow’s research, Warwick Business School (WBS) leaders of business, government, the public draws on its wealth of intellectual capital to services and not-for-profit organisations. influence and enhance global enterprise. Capital Fund Faculty Fund The Capital Fund supports the development To continue working with business and of a world-class research and teaching hub. governments around the world, WBS must WBS aims to create innovative, be able to recruit top-class international environmentally friendly buildings that academics. This is the purpose of the Faculty nurture our students and allow us to Fund which also supports crucial areas of create new research centres such as the research such as energy, security, risk, and enterprise Hub and the Centre for Sports financial markets. Investment in the Faculty Management, education and Society. Fund will enable WBS to recruit and retain Investment in the Capital Fund will enable individuals who combine excellent us to complete the blueprint for a leading scholarship with practical business global business school. relevance, ensuring that tomorrow’s leaders are taught by first class minds. The three components of the WBS 2015 Development Fund support the School in its Talent Fund aim of competing with the world’s leading WBS’s mission is to create the next business schools, as well as the University’s generation of high calibre business leaders, wider goal of becoming one of the top 50 equipped with the skills to benefit business, universities in the world. government and society across the world. A £500,000 investment endows a PhD Scholarship allowing Warwick to compete with the top Global 50 institutions in the selection of candidates.
  12. 12. Photo Nick Dunne 12 The University of Warwick
  13. 13. a global impact 13 Global responsibility A global institution has global responsibilities: Warwick is using its knowledge and expertise – its intellectual capital – to transform the lives of many people across the world. ‘Warwick’s ability to Warwick in Africa national and international political africa’s problems are legion. In our developing frameworks, the use of economic marshal talent and Warwick in africa programme we are instruments, and behavioural change. resources behind an idea currently concentrating on areas where we Investment in Warwick’s Low Carbon Fund believe we can make a difference: education, will enable us to combine the intellectual has been outstanding. It’s health and crop science. For example, in capital from across the physical, the inspiring to see so many South africa and Tanzania, our undergraduate biological and social sciences to develop students are working alongside african practical new approaches to the young people benefit teachers in township schools to help improve management of climate change. and see their skills and classroom teaching; reciprocal visits to the Warwick campus allow african teachers to The Warwick Commission aspirations grow. It’s also explore new teaching methods to make a The University of Warwick is already highly the biggest bangs per buck lasting impact on the learning experience of regarded for its expertise in national and future generations of pupils. With further international public policy. The Warwick of anything I do’ funding we could extend this initiative Commission is a unique initiative to massively into more schools and even to stimulate new thinking on a range of patrick Dunne, Warwick alumnus and different parts of africa. pressing global policy issues. The benefactor of the Warwick in africa recommendations from the first Teaching programme The Low Carbon Initiative Commission, a year-long investigation into Much of the current research on climate the future of the multilateral trade regime, change has so far centred on understanding were announced at the World Trade its physical impact: there has been much organisation at the end of 2007 and were less emphasis on understanding the broader quickly picked up by national governments implications of moving to a low-carbon across the world. Funding for the Warwick society and the application of research. Commission – and for similar policy Warwick’s Low Carbon Initiative brings initiatives – will increase Warwick’s role as a together the development and deployment catalyst in suggesting new paradigms for a of new technology, the establishment of changing world order. £50,000 funds a group of teaching project students to work in South Africa or Tanzania and allows a number of the teachers whom they will meet to spend two weeks on the Warwick campus and in local schools.
  14. 14. 14 The University of Warwick Artist’s impression of the new ‘creative space’ in the redeveloped Warwick Arts Centre
  15. 15. a global impact 15 Global culture Through its world class Arts Centre, its high quality sporting companies – including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and facilities and the work of its highly respected Arts and Humanities Shakespeare’s Globe – and the Shakespeare Faculty, Warwick is committed to becoming a major international Birthplace Trust we are developing cultural centre that will enrich the lives of its students, its staff Shakespeare’s Live archive – a digital archive and its local community. of promptbooks, production photographs, costume and set designs and posters. Investing in The Live archive will enable us to increase its global impact, establishing a Fit for Excellence ‘The University has always unique resource that will promote Warwick The University has always been proud of its as a major international cultural centre. excellent sports facilities and works hard to encouraged students to cultivate the best possible environment for fulfil their potential both Warwick Arts Centre sport to take place, designed to add value to The largest performing and visual arts the whole experience of studying and academically and on the complex outside London and a jewel in the working at Warwick. our long-standing sports field. In my University’s crown, Warwick arts Centre is vision of ‘Sport for all’ is not just about currently undergoing an exciting £7.5 million catering for a wide range of leisure experience, natural ability redevelopment that will benefit the regional opportunities and fostering collegiate team- can only get you so far. With community and future generations of spirit: it is about encouraging people to students. phase 1, the refurbishment of the exercise extra-curricular talents; develop the right support, facilities Butterworth Hall, will significantly improve discipline; fulfil their goals; and grow to and motivation, Warwick the quality of experience for the 250,000 become well-rounded successful individuals people who visit the arts Centre every year; who, through winning (and losing) in the can help talented young while phase 2, a new landmark building, will company of others, will mature into people to fulfil their dreams’ provide opportunities for thousands of tomorrow’s leaders! Helping us to invest in students, amateur groups, and local school our facilities and equipment – and in turn David Moorcroft oBe, athlete/Broadcaster children to create, produce and present their create minds and bodies that are fit for own works – in collaboration with some of excellence – will enable us to continue the world’s leading artists. So far, funding of attracting the best students to Warwick; William Shakespeare at Warwick £6.8 million has been secured towards the expand our programme of ‘Sport for all’ to Shakespeare Studies at Warwick are defined redevelopment, leaving £700,000 to be benefit more local schools and members of by a premise: that the plays of Shakespeare raised by october 2009, when the the general public; and enable them all to depict their meanings in performance. Butterworth Hall and the new ‘Creative reach their full potential. Working in partnership with theatre Space’ are due to open to the public. A £500,000 investment to expand the University’s popular climbing wall will increase its capacity and position it as one of a small number of world class indoor climbing centres within the UK.
  16. 16. 16 The University of Warwick Investment in Warwick’s future All donations to Warwick make an impact, helping the University to develop high quality scholarship programmes, recruit outstanding PhD students and outstanding academics, further excellent research and develop the student environment. The importance of philanthropy of all Throughout this Case for Support, we kinds cannot be underestimated. Vision have identified examples of how you 2015 has rightly set ambitious goals to might wish to join Warwick’s journey. take Warwick to the highest global We have given an indication of what each echelons of universities. Such ambition step might cost. It depends on what’s will involve the recruitment of more world important to you, the donor. We will class academics to work in the best welcome the opportunity to talk through facilities and support the brightest Warwick’s ambitions, to understand students. Excellence on every front! where our ambitions coincide, to explain how we can work with you to Those who have already supported fulfil your ambitions. Warwick’s philanthropic journey have shown great leadership for which the vision2015 University is very grateful. There is another way in which individuals can make a transformational difference. Legacies in the form of bequests make the single biggest impact on charities. These thoughtful, well planned, tax efficient gifts are yet another opportunity for individuals to leave a lasting impact a CaSe FoR SUppoRT on Warwick.
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  18. 18. 18 The University of Warwick Warwick’s development team All members of the Warwick Development team will be other members of the team: pleased to discuss Warwick’s fundraising goals with you. Nicola Hunt Donar Stewardship officer +44 (0)24 7657 5720 Faye Jennings Ian Rowley has insightful knowledge of a Warwick alumnus, Ben plummer heads Director of annual Giving Warwick through his leadership of the the Warwick Business School Development +44 (0)24 7657 4375 delivery of the University strategy, and alumni relations team. communications and development. Ben Plummer Robin Leonard Ian Rowley Director of Development Development executive Director of Development and alumni Relations arts Centre and Warwick Sport Communications and Strategy Warwick Business School +44 (0)24 7657 5776 +44 (0)24 7652 4902 +44 (0)24 7652 4188 Gareth Owen Mary McGrath has a long association with anne McKiernan is currently using her Major Gifts officer Warwick. Known to many alumni and wealth of fundraising experience to focus +44 (0)24 7657 4775 friends of Warwick, she heads the team of principally but not exclusively on the University fundraisers. activities of the Medical School and other Warwick sciences. Jon Stevens Mary McGrath Major Gifts officer Director of Major Gifts Anne McKiernan +44 (0)24 7657 5778 +44 (0)24 7652 2661 associate Director of Major Gifts +44 (0)24 7652 4264 Charlotte Wilkes associate Director Warwick Business School +44 (0)24 7655 0075 Development and Alumni Relations Office website:
  19. 19. For more information please contact: Ian Rowley Director of Development, Communication and Strategy University House The University of Warwick Coventry CV4 8UW +44 (0)24 7652 4902