In 2011, University-owned college Medley Hall was on the brink of closure.
Thanks to the vision and generosity of Roger Riordan AM and the Cybec Foundation, the historic building on Drummond Street was saved and the college’s capacity expanded with the purchase of two nearby terraces in 2013, now called Cydelia House.
Roger passed away in 2019 but his legacy lives on. His foundation continues to support bursaries for disadvantaged students so they too can access this uniquely supportive home away from home.
Thanks to Cybec Foundation’s backing, Medley Hall continues to be an invigorating community where all can thrive academically and personally, whatever their background.
Roger Riordan was an extraordinary man with a clear vision and a strong will. His generous giving through the Cybec Foundation rescued Medley Hall and has enabled hundreds of students in need to experience our supportive living environment.
He lives on in our memories as an integral part of the Medley Hall community.
– Helen Lamb, Principal, Medley Hall
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