You are already a part of our history, will you be a part of our future?

A message from Crystal Hindhaugh Ness, Legacy and In Memory Officer at the University of Hull.

Here at the University of Hull, we’re determined to make it as bright and brilliant as possible. How? By empowering everyone who walks through our doors, whether it’s through the new skills they learn or the passion they find here. In order to keep inspiring our students and shaping the future, we need your help. From making donations to offering their valuable time and expertise, it’s the investments from our alumni that keep us moving forward – and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Dorothy Hailstone

Dorothy Hailstone was a student with us in the 1970’s and has chosen to support us with a gift in her will. “When I was at school in the 1950s, education was free for those who were prepared to study hard. My generation benefitted from grants which paid all our higher education fees. I am deeply concerned that some young people today may be excluded from higher education because of their financial situation. In gratitude for the opportunities I enjoyed, I have decided to leave the residuary of my estate to the University in order that they can continue to support those who have the passion but not necessarily the finances.”

I know that writing a will is a very personal thing, but if you’d like to discuss anything, please email me on and we can arrange a time to meet or speak on the phone. If you’re not ready to write or renew your will, I hope you’ll keep my details and perhaps remember us at a later date.

Please remember the University of Hull Alumni Association is a lifelong club. We always love to hear from you and learn more about your successes, memories and experiences. I’d love to hear from you, or host a visit back to campus if you would be able to accept the invitation.

I hope to hear from you, and in the meantime send you warm wishes from campus.

One thought on “You are already a part of our history, will you be a part of our future?

  1. Although this article is about three years old, I’ve only just seen it. It made me smile and brought back memories. Dorothy Hailstone was one of my high school class mates and friends at Malet Lamber. Clearly, she is the same lovely and warm person today that she was all those years ago.. I am privileged to be able to call her a friend.

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