How to include UWA in your will

After your family and friends, consider leaving a gift to UWA. Think about the type of bequest you would like to make and the wording to include in your will.


The Five Maidens Mosaic

The first major work to be commissioned for Winthrop Hall with funds from the Hackett Bequest. The mosaic features five maidens who hold lighted lamps representing the attainment of wisdom and reflecting the University’s motto ‘Seek Wisdom’.


Types of bequest

When choosing the type of bequest to make, you could consider these options:

Residual bequest:

The remainder or residue of your estate after all debts, charges and gifts have been deducted. A residual bequest maintains its relative value and automatically adjusts to the value of your estate.

Percentage of residual bequest:

A percentage of the remainder or residue of your estate after all debts, charges and gifts have been deducted.

Pecuniary bequest:

A fixed amount of money.

Specific bequest/gift in kind:

Where you are making a bequest for a specific area it is important to discuss your plans, in complete confidence, with a member of the Bequests team to ensure your wishes can be fulfilled.

The Bequests team would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your options for making a bequest to the University. Please telephone +61 8 6488 8537 or email bequests@uwa.edu.au

We also recommend you seek independent legal advice with regards to your will.

Suggested wording for your will

Making a bequest to the University is as simple as including wording such as the following in your will.

I give to The University of Western Australia...
(A) _____% of my estate OR
(B) the sum of $______ OR
(C) the rest and residue of my estate

I express the wish that it is applied for the purposes of the University in such manner as the Senate of the University may determine and I direct that the receipt of the Vice-Chancellor or duly authorised officer of the University be accepted by my Trustee/s as a sufficient discharge of same.

OR

I express the wish that it is applied for the purposes of ______ and I direct that the receipt of the Vice-Chancellor or duly authorised officer of the University be accepted by my Trustee/s as a sufficient discharge of same. However, if circumstances change and my wishes cannot be fulfilled, I direct that the Senate of the University allocate the bequest in such a manner as best approximates my wishes.


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