|29 Nov 2023
|Development Office News
Christ Church’s Giving Day, in support of IntoUniversity, is running from Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 November!
Watch our special Giving Day video here.
During the 2022 Giving Day, in support of our Refugee Academic Futures Scholarship, the generosity of the Christ Church community was incredible. We not only funded a full DPhil and stipend – awarded to a scholar from Ukraine – but have also been able to support the living costs of a second Ukrainian postgraduate student, and offer additional funding to a third displaced graduate.
This would not have been possible without you.
From Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 November we hope to raise £150,000 which will fund two years of our partnership with IntoUniversity Oxford South East. If you would like to make a donation to the Giving Day, you can do so online (https://chch.givingday.co.uk/). Thanks to the generosity of Anthony Ling (1984, History), the first £50,000 donated will be matched pound for pound, meaning that your gift will go twice as far. You are also invited to share information about the Giving Day by using the hashtag #ChChGives on social media, to spread the word. We hope you take the chance to read more about IntoUniversity’s work and our partnership below.
The IntoUniversity programme was piloted in 2002 and developed at a local centre in North Kensington. In 2006 the founders gathered others with the skills to scale-up the IntoUniversity service across Britain. They launched a new charity in 2007 and there are now 41 centres in 24 UK towns and cities, including the Oxford South East centre in Blackbird Leys.
In 2014, the Oxford South East centre opened in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Christ Church. This support has jointly provided funding for the project along with opportunities for visits to the University of Oxford and engagement with University volunteer tutors and mentors.
“Working with IntoUniversity has benefited me massively. It’s paved the way for my life and my dreams. When it looked like things wouldn’t go to plan in my life, IntoUniversity opportunities turned it around. I found out about the foundation year at Lady Margaret Hall, the IntoUniversity Big City Bright Future internship and other internship opportunities. IntoUniversity is the reason I got my life back on track. The opportunities they have given me have allowed me to have a bright future.” -- A Year 13 student supported by IntoUniversity
Since 2014, the centre has helped over 5,000 young people aged 7 to 18 in Oxford. These students receive academic and pastoral support, helping them to discover their passions, to create ambitious goals, and to achieve these aims.
We hope that you will join us today in supporting the brilliant work of the IntoUniversity Oxford South East centre.