Thank you to everyone who got in touch with messages of support for Giving Day, including Dr Habsah Hussin (Ed.D Applied Linguistics and ELT 2003-2006), from Malaysia. Habsah shared why she chose to support scholarships and the student hardship fund.
“Personally, I look upon Giving Day as an opportunity of sharing with, and contributing to the future generation of Warwick students. I studied at Warwick on a government scholarship (without which it would have been impossible financially). It gives me this feel good feeling to be able to pay it forward for future scholars at one of my alma maters,” she said.
All donations will make a huge difference to students at Warwick. Scholar Ambassador Hanna Amanuel, who is studying at Warwick after her family first came to the UK as refugees, said: ‘The outcomes of Giving Day will surely create a ripple effect and impact on many more students.’
Research will also be accelerated through your generosity and the research area that attracted the greatest number of gifts was antimicrobial resistance.
Professor Chris Dowson, who leads the Warwick Antimicrobial Interdisciplinary Centre, said: ‘Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) presents a danger to us all. It’s been described as the silent pandemic. At Warwick we’re tackling antibiotic resistance by integrating expertise across disciplines.
“Thank you so much for your support on Giving Day, which will help train the next generation of AMR experts to research and develop new antibiotics, alternatives to antibiotics, rapid diagnostic tools, and clinical trials to help solve this global challenge.”
To learn more about how you can support students and research at Warwick, visit www.warwick.ac.uk/giving