The preservation of the Tutorial System is one of the College's highest priorities. It is also expensive to maintain. The annual salary outlay for each tutor is between £20,000 and £65,000 per annum. Government funding for teaching covers only half the tutor's salary and contributes nothing to College overheads. Our specific target for the 750th Campaign is to raise endowment funding of at least £15 million for tutorial fellowships.
|ECONOMICS:||requires £1 million to endow one Economics Post in the long-term. Funds will be used to support both teaching and research indefinitely. Over three-quarters of the total has already been secured.|
|CHEMISTRY:||we are seeking to raise £850,000 to strengthen and secure the teaching of Chemistry and to endow one Lectureship. Over £640,000 has already been secured.|
|PHILOSOPHY:||Merton is working with the University “Teaching Fund” to secure one Tutorial Fellowship in Philosophy. The College needs to raise £1.2 million, and this will then be matched by £800,000 by the University Teaching Fund. So far, half the money has been secured towards the £1.2 million total for the College.|
|ENGLISH:||Merton is also working with the University “Teaching Fund” to secure a second Humanities position: a Tutorial Fellowship in English. We have secured half of the College total of £1.2 million.|
Similar needs exist in Mathematics, Physics, Modern Languages and Law. We should welcome discussions with individuals who would like to help.
In creating subject funds and securing the future of at least 10 Tutorial Fellowships, we shall continue to contribute to world-class research and discovery, and preserve the excellence of tutorial teaching at the College.
If you would like to support these ambitions, you can make a donation online or by contacting the development office on +44 (0) 1865 276316.
If you would like to discuss anything further, please contact either:
Merton has a continuous programme of refurbishment, both to protect and maintain its ancient buildings and to provide new facilities in keeping with the changing demands of society.
Approximately 10% of students at Merton now have some kind of disability or welfare/hardship situation during their time at Merton. The College has a strong Welfare Team, but it requires financial support to keep it running.
The College currently lacks an appropriate lecture theatre for term-time student use and for its conferences, which of course would then generate more funds for the College. This would also be used as a Music Room. The fundraising target for this project is £3 million.
The College's current sports facilities are in bad need of renovation and upgrading. We plan to build a new sports complex, which will cost in the region of £2.5 million.