The Master’s Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience

This Giving Tuesday, a day of giving celebrated globally, we are very proud to launch the new Master’s Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience. View the Master launching the fund below:


At St Catherine’s, our aim is to challenge and support our students to reach their full potential academically and beyond. The tutorial system at the heart of the Oxford education provides an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of their chosen field of study, to develop their own ideas and to explore them with experienced tutors.

But the student experience at Catz goes far beyond this. We want to ensure that our students are given ample opportunity to develop as individuals, to find their own voice, to find out more about the world around them, to take their interests further and to develop new ones.

With the Master’s Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience, we want to provide funding that makes it possible for all our students to broaden and deepen their experience at Oxford and at Catz both academically and beyond.

The fund is open to all matriculated students at St Catherine’s.

Donations to the fund may support:

  • events or invited speakers that deepen students’ understanding of their field or of the challenges facing the world; bringing together members of the undergraduate/graduate community to stimulate conversation
  • travel that supports development academically or beyond eg a visit to a museum/exhibition/gallery (costs may cover transport and entry costs), structured trips with an educational or social purpose or travel funds for field trips or fieldwork (where costs are not covered by the department)
  • books or specialised equipment to enhance students’ studies and allow them to explore new ideas and concepts
  • events or invited speakers that support development and achievement in sport, art, music or another area of extra-curricular interest eg refreshments for a reading group or funds to support a writing retreat.

As the world opens up after the Covid-19 lockdowns of the last few years, we want to ensure that Catz students are able to take advantage of new experiences, regardless of their personal circumstances. By a making a gift to the Master’s Fund for Enhancing the Student experience you will be giving Catz students the chance to make the most of their time here.

How to support the fund

If you wish to donate online:
Make a single donation »
Set up a regular gift »

If you are based overseas, or prefer not to donate online, see other ways to support the fund. We thank you for considering supporting this fund and we look forward to sharing its impact on students here at St Catherine’s.

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