Your new Alumni Association Committee

In 2018, the Board of Trustees endorsed a new Alumni Association Committee, which replaces the former Convocation and Alumni Association Committee.

The new Committee will play a key role in delivering the Alumni Association’s mission to build an engaged and supportive alumni community by working in partnership with alumni, alumni networks, the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) and the wider University.

The roles on the committee will reflect our diverse community of UK based and international alumni from across the graduation years and offer the opportunity to make a real and valued contribution to ensure your Alumni Association and University continue to grow and flourish. 

Committee members will provide expert advice, strategic insight and specialist contributions, and act in an ambassadorial capacity within the alumni community and for the University as well as supporting the delivery of the Alumni Association’s mission.

Committee Responsibilities

Engaging in partnership with DARO to:

  • raise awareness and visibility of alumni networks and the University by advocating for and championing the alumni community,
  • help support and develop the University’s Alumni Engagement Strategy through the provision of strategic and specialist advice,
  • contribute to the design, content and delivery of the annual Alumni Forum and Alumni Association Student Awards or similar support events and engagement activity through participation as prominent hosts, champions and ambassadors,
  • direct and approve the use of Alumni Association funds on an annual basis in accordance with the purpose of the Alumni Association.

Membership of the Alumni Association Committee

  • The Committee will have a maximum of fourteen members. Full details on the membership can be found here.
  • The Chair of the Alumni Association and one Alumni Association Committee member are elected by all members of the Alumni Association. Elections will be held every three years.
  • Records of all meetings will be available to download after the first meeting in June 2019.

Applications for the Committee will be reviewed by a selection panel in April, consisting of Alumni Association members and University representatives. The Chair of the Alumni Association will be elected by Alumni Association members following both an application and selection procedure. 

The selection panel will appoint up to eight Committee members and recommend further applicants (who meet selection criteria) to be put forward for election by the Alumni Association.

Elections, in which all alumni are invited to participate, will be held at the end of May 2019. Elections results and all appointments will be announced prior to the first Committee meeting, 21 June 2019.

Plans for 2019

This June all alumni are invited to join us in Bristol for the inaugural Alumni Forum, a major new event in our calendar.

Regarding changes to alumni representation on Court, please expect further communications in due course. 

For further information please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) at alumni-volunteers@bristol.ac.uk or telephone 0117 394 1046. This process will be conducted online, please contact us if you wish to complete your application by post.