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Fundraising Priorities

Opening the doors of opportunity: when we embrace diversity of thought, opinion and ideas, we can achieve the previously unthinkable.

Fundraising Priorities

To this end, we aim to attract the best talent, while offering our students and researchers an environment they can thrive in.

We have the most diverse student body of any research-led Russell Group university and a deep engagement with our local communities. If we can secure the necessary philanthropic support, we will be able to use this base to expand the boundaries of knowledge and tackle our most pressing global challenges. 

In line with our 2030 Strategy, we will place inclusion and opportunity at the heart of our academic endeavour, developing leaders, entrepreneurs and thinkers from diverse backgrounds who will find answers that work for us all.


Purple background with the words 'the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere'.

Strategy 2030

Queen Mary's mission is to create a truly inclusive environment, building on its cherished cultural diversity, where students and staff flourish, reach their full potential and are proud to be part of the University. 

Building on our strengths and responding to our local, national, and global challenges, we have identified the following priority areas where we believe philanthropy can help us make the biggest difference: 

Attracting and Nurturing Talent

Our goal is to maintain our proud tradition of nurturing and supporting talented students and staff regardless of their background or circumstances, and to continually enhance our strong engagement with our local and global communities. 

Today, our local London borough has one of the highest deprivation scores in the UK, and we have a responsibility to ensure our education and research works for a diverse range of people and translates into real-life benefits.

Our priorities include: 

  • BAME Scholarships to break down some of the barriers for specific groups of under-represented students wanting to study at Queen Mary.
  • PhD studentships and early career fellowships targeted at under-represented groups, to ensure our research community reflects society, so that we are in better position to answer the questions that really matter to people today. 

Research and Innovation

Leading research to cure haemophilia; a revolutionary new political theory; the latest advances to underpin the treatment of cancer and heart disease; pioneering developments in artificial intelligence; an acclaimed biography of one of the 20th century’s greatest leaders. These are just some of the many recent outputs of research at Queen Mary.

The quality of our research and impact is recognised globally. We aim to be the most inclusive research-intensive university in the world. 

Find out more about our research strategy, priorities and recent projects. 


Discover Queen Mary's Research Highways

Diverse perspectives, unique expertise: Queen Mary’s research delivers real-world impact and changes lives. Explore our Research Highways.

Cutting-Edge Research and Learning Facilities 

Providing an adequate learning and research environment for students and researchers is crucial for their success and Queen Mary is fortunate to have world-class facilities and resources across its three internationally recognised faculties. We must continually invest in our facilities to enable our researchers to break new ground and lead to fruitful collaborations with a wide range of academic and business partners. 

Female student conducting experiments in a laboratory at Queen Mary University of London

Research facilities and resources

Queen Mary is fortunate to have world-class facilities and resources across its three internationally recognised faculties.

7th in the UK

for quality of research outputs (REF 2021)

£105m invested

in facilities in the last five years


annual research income

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