Your support has life changing impact!

In 2016, Brunel celebrated 50 years as a university. However, our history can be traced back much further to 1798 through our predecessor colleges of Borough Road College, Maria Grey College, Shoreditch College and the West London Institute of Higher Education and as well as through Acton Technical College then Brunel College.

Now a university of 16,152 students – 4,206 students engaged in postgraduate and research study – our special approach is to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the great British engineers of the 19th century.

Why Support Brunel?

At Brunel, we are committed to providing everyone with an opportunity to succeed, regardless of background. We believe that our students and research can shape the future and with the support of Donors, we can transform the lives of young people and develop knowledge and innovation to make positive changes to society.

Your generous gifts are so very important to our students - your support through regular or one-off donations are vital to enriching the life and work of the university and our student community.

Whatever you are able to contribute, your donation will help Brunel students fulfil their potential.

Get in touch with our team

Our role is to work with the Brunel community in order to raise significant philanthropic funds for Brunel whilst building mutually beneficial relationships with our worldwide network of alumni and other friends. For general questions and enquiries, please email us at

Andrew Williams

Head of Development & Alumni Relations

Melissa Tindle

Senior Alumni Officer 

Mohammed Alam

Senior Development Officer - Trusts & Foundations

Jessica Kath

Prospect Development & Special Projects Officer

Hilary Whale

Alumni Database & Website Manager

Anais Al Shami

Alumni & Development Support Assistant