Support of the Friends
One of the aims of the association is to provide amenities for the students which it might not otherwise be possible to make available. Over the years the Friends have provided equipment, supported various projects, and established academic awards.
In recent years the Friends have supported diabetes research at the University, the Student Yearbook, the University’s development fund and the refurbishment of the Mill Stream. Since 1998 the Friends have made an annual donation toward the University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Speaker Series series.
The Annual Prizes
To encourage students after their Part 1 Examinations the Friends offer annual prizes. They also provide a substantial book bursary in memory of their late Honorary Secretary, Mrs Edna Embleton.