The Alumni Association

The Alumni Association represents members of the University of Bristol.

The Alumni Association comprises a diverse community of 160,000 people.

Purpose

The purpose of the Alumni Association is to build an engaged and supportive alumni community by promoting dynamic, diverse and mutually supportive relationships between alumni, the University, and prospective and current students.

Core statutory power of the Alumni Association

The Alumni Association has the power to ‘comment upon the development and policy of the University, through the Alumni Association Representatives on Court and the annual Alumni Forum, and otherwise contribute to building an engaged and supportive alumni community’.

Alumni Association Committee

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

Committee members provide expert advice, strategic insight and specialist contributions, and act as advocates of the alumni community and for the University. The Chair of the Alumni Association is an elected position who also acts as Chair of the Alumni Association Committee. 

Alumni Association Committee responsibilities

  • 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.

Alumni Association Committee (Alumni Members)

Membership of the Alumni Association Committee

The Alumni Association Committee comprises up to a maximum of fourteen members:

  1. The Chair of the Alumni Association Committee, who will also act as Chair of the Alumni Association (ex officio)
  2. If the Alumni Association Trustee is not the Chair then he or she will be a member (ex officio)
  3. A senior member of University staff
  4. One member elected by the members of the Alumni Association
  5. At least one member of the Alumni Association who was an international student and is now internationally based
  6. At least one member of the Alumni Association who is based in the Bristol region
  7. At least one member of the Alumni Association who graduated within the previous five years (at the time of appointment)
  8. Director of Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) (ex officio)
  9. Deputy Director of the Development and Alumni Relations Office, with responsibility for Alumni Relations within DARO (ex officio)
  10. A Sabbatical Officer of Bristol Students’ Union as determined on an annual basis in liaison with the Students’ Union
  11. Further members of the Alumni Association up to a total membership of fourteen

Due consideration will be given to diversity in the process of appointing members to the Committee. Roles (5 to 7 and 11) are nominated Committee members, with their appointments informed primarily by the needs of the Alumni Association in its interface with the University’s alumni engagement strategy, and the possession of skills and experience necessary to further the wider objectives and priorities of the Association. Roles (3, 8 and 9 above) are ex officio and the terms of office is not applied to these positions.

Get in touch with us

To find out more about your Alumni Association, please contact alumni-association@bristol.ac.uk

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