Since its founding, St Anne’s College has always been passionate about widening access to an Oxford Education. The College wants to be a diverse and inclusive community contributing to the University’s commitment to lead the world in education and research, a goal which your continued generosity helps us to strive towards. When making a gift to St Anne's, you may choose to support our Covid-19 Support Fund, our Access and Outreach Programme, Welfare, or the Boat Club, among other areas. If you don't mind where your gift goes and would like College to allocate it to our area of greatest need, you can allocate it to general student support via our Annual Fund.
Thank you to all our alumnae and friends.
N.B. The button below will take you to a central University webpage and will not retain St Anne's branding.Support St Anne's
Our Annual Fund is our area of greatest need and is so named because it is the fund that we draw on day after day, year after year to do the very things that make the College what it is. The Fund supports the tutorial education that is so central to the College education as well as bursaries, hardship funds, graduate scholarships, essential student welfare services, new books, and subsidies for our sports clubs and societies.Support the Annual Fund
Our students are faced with a growing number of concerns such as managing the transition to University, financial worries, family issues, homesickness, exam pressure and job applications. Some also experience physical and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression and problems sleeping and/or eating. As you can imagine, Welfare need is particularly heightened during the current situation.
We have a team of students and staff available at any time of day or night to ensure that any issues can be talked through and that specialist help can be given if necessary. Our Be Well, Do Well scheme, with termly events, promotes healthy bodies and minds, and mechanisms to help them cope day-to-day. Our fundraising helps to ensure that we can continue to provide these events and fund the Welfare Team to ensure all students receive the help and advice they need.Support Welfare
In line with Oxford’s long-standing tradition of support for refugees and others facing hardship, the University and its Colleges have come together to launch a scheme to create graduate scholarships for refugees from Ukraine for the 2022-23 academic year.
Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded to graduates who are ordinarily resident in Ukraine and have suitable qualifications, for admission onto a one-year, full-time postgraduate taught course (Masters) within the University. The University is providing access to relevant welfare services and is waiving the graduate course fees. Its Refugee Studies Centre will act as a hub for the scholars, offering access to a programme of seminars and events, and mentorship.
Our International Hardship Fund was set up initially to support the student due to come to us as part of this Scholarship Scheme, and other students who are experiencing conflict or other extenuating circumstances in their home countries.
Margaryta Tytarenko will be taking up a Master’s in Law at Oxford, having just finished the fourth year of her International Law degree at Yaroslav Mudriy Kharkiv National Law University.
“Kharkiv is currently under continuous shelling by the Russian occupants and some towns around the city are under their control, so I was forced to leave Ukraine and luckily found a place to stay in Czech Republic. This meant that I had to finish my degree and take my exams remotely, having already had a disrupted couple of years because of the Covid pandemic. I was planning to apply for the Master's degree in Ukraine and go abroad under the Erasmus+ programme, but it is currently not possible, with the conflict still ongoing.
Joining St Anne’s will be an honour and will give me a one of a kind experience to enrich my knowledge, exchange great ideas with fellow students, and broaden my horizons. Alongside my desire to study, I strongly believe that becoming a professor and teaching students is my destined path. I hope that in the long term I can help to improve the educational system of Ukraine by sharing my knowledge and experience.
I’m so grateful to have this opportunity, so thank you.”
If you feel able to support Margaryta and other students like her, please click the link below.Support the International Hardship Fund
St Anne's has a strong outreach programme which aims to widen participation in higher education generally and access to Oxford specifically within our link regions. In 2019 we launched Aim for Oxford – an intensive support programme which works closely with disadvantaged students from their GCSEs through to starting at Oxford. The 2019 Giving Day enabled us to fund 40 students in the first year of their programme, which started in January 2020. We raised further funds in our 2020 Giving Day and received more applications than ever for the second year. Since then, the programme has gone from strength to strength and was a key priority at this year's Giving Day too. The programme includes workshops, a summer residential, and full application support.
To provide for Aim for Oxford whilst continuing the College’s current outreach programme means we need to more than double our annual expenditure as it was before the programme was launched. We need support to help fund the ongoing delivery of these programme, particularly given the additional student needs brought about by Covid-19.Donate today
The regeneration of the ten Victorian villas in Bevington Road, owned by the College since the 1950s, is essential for St Anne’s and key for our wider site development plan. The Bevington Road houses have been home to thousands of St Anne’s alumnae over many decades, a place to live, learn and relax. Today, these houses accommodate the majority of our first year undergraduates, acting for many as a first ‘home away from home’. However, the houses are in poor condition and their regeneration is now a matter of necessity, not choice. As a College, we are extremely fortunate to have benefited from the generosity of many forward-thinking philanthropists over the last 150 years to fund essential projects that have created the College as we know it today. The Bevington Road regeneration project is an opportunity to support the whole St Anne’s community, and our students from all backgrounds, creating a legacy for generations to come.
Support the Project
The Young Stanners Fund will contribute to all areas of College life, including bursaries, hardship grants, welfare, teaching, clubs and societies. You may well have benefited from some of these areas during your time at St Anne’s, and by supporting the fund in this way, you will help make a difference to the next generation of Stanners.Support the Young Stanners Fund here
Participation in clubs and societies and other extra-curricular activity is an important part of life at St Anne’s, enhancing students’ time here and helping to build skills and qualities that stand them in good stead in later life. Your support of the Boat Club (SABC) will enable it to grow and improve over the next five years with the long term ambition of buying a new boat and blades and progressing each of the Men’s and Women’s teams up the divisions in Torpids and Summer VIIIs.Support the Boat Club here