What we do

The Development and Alumni Relations team is in contact with more than 120,000 Bristol graduates in 182 countries.

We aim to:

  • help alumni feel proud of their association with the University and to develop both their relationship with the institution (as donors, volunteers and ambassadors) and their relationships with each other throughout their lives
  • raise significant financial resources in the short-, medium- and long-term, to underpin the University’s activities and to facilitate decreasing dependency on regulated income
  • help the University maintain and enhance its competitive position regionally, nationally and internationally as a leading institution for teaching, research and enterprise

Our fundraising team leads the University’s fundraising strategy, engaging with alumni, staff, parents and friends to maximise philanthropic income from individuals, trusts and foundations and corporations. The team works closely with Deans and academic champions to ensure that fundraising aligns with the University’s priorities.

Our supporter engagement team provides opportunities for alumni, donors, staff, students, parents and friends to engage with the University, through regular giving, volunteer activities, events and communications. The team also manages the governance framework and activities of the Convocation and Alumni Association Committee, the Alumni Foundation and the University of Bristol Foundation Inc (USA).

Our analytics and data team uses data-driven analysis to inform strategic decision-making, and provide insight and evaluation of activities and programmes. The team drives stakeholder data segmentation in order to maximise engagement and philanthropic support through targeted approaches, and ensures that all stakeholder and financial data is both accurate and secure.

If you're a member of staff and would like to get in touch with alumni from your department, we'd love to hear from you.

Please complete our online information request form to let us know who you'd like to make contact with (and why) and we'll try our best to help.

Please also get in touch if you know of alumni stories or achievements we can feature on our website, in our magazine or across our social media networks.