What is a Giving Day and how can you get involved?

The University of Glasgow will be holding its first-ever Giving Day on 5 and 6 October 2023. It will be an opportunity for our entire global community to come together and celebrate what a remarkable place Glasgow is.

During this 36-hour event, we hope many of our alumni, staff, students, and friends will get involved and help ensure Glasgow remains not just one of the best universities in the world, but for the world.

There will be so many ways to get involved - you can attend an event, share a post on social media, get involved with the online challenges and activities - or make a gift. We need as many people to participate as possible.

The money raised on Giving Day will support three crucial areas at Glasgow: Student Support, Student Experience and Health Inequalities. You can find out more about each of these projects below.

We understand not everyone will be available on the day or might not want to be involved at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to unsubscribe from Giving Day communications.

Glasgow gives hope, opportunities and inspiration to thousands every year and, with your support, we can do so much more. #GlasgowGives 

Events and activities on the day

Thursday morning

  • Explore campus and get involved in our Giving Day Scavenger Hunt - this will start at 11am and be available all day in our marquee outside the McIntyre Building or download the clues online here
  • Enjoy some yummy Giving Day burgers from our Food Truck - available outside the McIntyre Building from 12pm - 2pm. 
  • Selfie Station - grab your friends and come along to our marquee outside the McIntyre Building, take some photos, share your stories with our selfie frames and mascots. 
  • Thank our donors by writing a thank you card - this will be available all day in our marquee outside the McIntyre Building.

Thursday afternoon

  • Team UofG Photo Challenge - everyone is welcome to take part and help to unlock our matching funding. Join us from 3pm - 4pm in the East Quad.
  • Test your Pub Quiz skills in our Students vs Alumni vs Staff Quiz at the QMU starting at 7pm. Sign up and book your space by clicking here
  • Still time to get involved in our Giving Day Scavenger Hunt - download the clues online here.

Friday morning

  • Yoga Class - come and relax and join in our Giving Day yoga class at the Stevenson Building from 10am - 11am. Sign up and book your space by clicking here
  • Join us and celebrate your UofG #Friendship - come along with a friend, maybe meet someone new and enjoy some special Giving Day food and snacks from 11.30am - 2pm at the Wee G. 
  • Scavenger Hunt - last chance to take part in our Giving Day Scavenger Hunt, you have until 12pm to submit your answers. 

Friday Afternoon

  • Spin Class - help us race to the finish in our Giving Day REVOLVE class from 3pm - 4pm in the Stevenson Building. Sign up and book your space by clicking here. 
  • Join in, follow and get involved online with plenty more activities and be sure to follow #GlasgowGives