Two alumni presenting Anthony Seldon with a cheque for £10,000

Alumni donate £10,000 to give back to their university

18 June 2019

A couple who both attended the University of Buckingham have donated £10,000 for the Campaign for Law.

Keith and Olga Bothongo, both studied at the university where Keith graduated with a degree and masters in Law in 2014 and 2015 respectively and his partner, Olga, graduated in 2017 with a degree in psychology.

Keith said: “I was given an opportunity through the kindness of others, now I want to give back so that others can have the same opportunities I had.

“It is a pleasure supporting my University with this gift. I hope all graduates of this University will consider giving”.

They made the gift in the presence of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, Anthony Seldon, Former Dean of Law and Director of Community Relations and External Affairs, Susan Edwards and Dean of Law, Sandra Clarke.

Anthony Seldon said: “We are incredibly grateful to Keith and Olga Bothongo for their generous donation to the university. It is gifts like these that allow us to continually grow and improve the university.”

Keith is an international businessperson who is dedicated to philanthropy in education in South Africa and the UK. He is also a member of the University’s Development Board who meet twice a year to reflect on a number of key areas for the University. They discuss and review student experience, a Campaign for Law, Sciences and Artificial Intelligence and bursary funding for an increasing number of scholarships.

This is the first board of its kind at the University of Buckingham, with a purpose to realise the vision and potential of the institution.