Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage you to seek professional advice when drafting or amending your will.  However, if you have any questions which are not answered here, please email Sarah Pymm or call on 01902 321108, in confidence

Making a will is one of the most important considerations of our lifetime. It is a time to reflect and consider what means most to us now and in the future. You may want to provide for those close to you first and then consider how you might want to leave a lasting impact on other causes. By planning ahead, you can make sure your wishes are fulfilled. There are a number of ways you can make a gift to the University of Wolverhampton and your solicitor or professional advisor will help you decide.

Yes, legacies are the greatest gift anyone can make – large or small your gift is of great value to the University and is always very gratefully received. Even a modest gift will make a significant difference to future generations.

If you have already written a will and want to make changes to include a gift to the University of Wolverhampton, you can easily do this by completing a codicil and storing the new instructions with your will. Your solicitor or professional advisor can help you with this.

There are different ways of leaving a gift in your will – for example, a whole or a percentage share of your remaining estate, a fixed sum of money, a specific item or asset, trusts, or a reversionary gift which benefits partners and children in their lifetime and subsequently the University following their death(s). Your solicitor or professional advisor can discuss the best option with you.

Yes, you can. One of the most valuable ways of supporting the University of Wolverhampton is to leave an unrestricted gift as we will have the flexibility to use the gift where the need is greatest. However, you can shape your gift to fit with your own particular interests to, for example, transform lives through world-leading research and professional practice, or help students maximise individual potential. But do take into consideration that our needs and priorities evolve and, in order to make sure that your wishes can be fully carried out in the future, we would like to invite you to contact us in confidence to discuss your plans further if you are thinking about supporting a specific area. You can then be happy in the knowledge that your gift will be used for the purpose you wish. For more information, please email Sarah Pymm or call 01902 321108 in confidence.

To discuss endowments please email Sarah Pymm or call 01902 321108 in confidence.

Yes. The University of Wolverhampton has charitable status which means gifts to us in your will can reduce the Inheritance Tax liability of your estate which your solicitor or personal advisor can help you with.

We understand that your will is a private matter and that you may prefer not to share any details. However, knowing about your intentions will help us ensure your wishes are understood and achievable. We can also thank you personally in your lifetime for your support.

We cannot recommend solicitors or professional advisors. If you do not have someone who can advise you, you can find useful information on choosing an advisor on the Law Society website.

Some areas of Scottish law relating to the administration of estates are different to UK law. Please seek advice from your solicitor or professional advisor.

Please email Sarah Pymm or call 01902 321108 in confidence.

In Memoriam gifts can be made by an individual, by collection in lieu of flowers or any similar method. Please contact us as we can discuss with you an In Memoriam gift to ensure the donation is directed to the appropriate area, as well as enabling us to say thank you.