Development and Alumni

Who are we?

The Development and Alumni (D&A) department is outward-looking, consultative and committed to building meaningful relationships with alumni, donors, staff and students. We respond to the evolving needs of the University, our students, and wider society and collaborate to fulfil social, cultural and economic benefit to Edinburgh, Scotland and the world – as outlined in the University’s Strategy 2030.

Development and Alumni is structured around three distinct functional areas - Alumni RelationsPhilanthropy and College Advancement, and Services - and we work together collaboratively and creatively to build the Edinburgh community, nurture and develop talent, and advance world-leading education and research.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion matters to us at D&A. We know that teams work best together when people bring fresh views and ideas to the table, and when people feel that they belong. For that, we need teams that are diverse and also welcoming of diversity – both things we are actively working to cultivate at D&A.

Find out more and hear from members of our staff

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Find out more about our alumni community, how we support them with resources, events and access to information and networks, and how they contribute to the life of the University. 

Our alumni community

Carmen Hesketh

Find out more about how you can get involved in supporting our work and read about the impact of philanthropy and how it supports students, research, and teaching.

Philanthropy and giving

Leadership team

We are located in central Edinburgh and accessible by foot, bike, or public transport. The office building is wheelchair accessible.

Office location and contacts

We offer a number of services to support research, teaching and alumni engagement.

Alumni data

Research requests