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Welcome to the University of Chester Alumni Network

The University of Chester Alumni Network aims to keep you connected to the University via a programme of events, reunions and networking opportunities.

An alumnus (m) or alumna (f) is a latin term meaning graduate or former student, member of staff or friend of the University. This means you!  Alumni is a generic, plural term describing all those who have spent time studying, or working at an institution. All those who have engaged in academic work in the college, or who have a close association, are eligible to register for free lifelong membership of the University of Chester Alumni Network.

As a member of the network you have access to a range of benefits and services including;
• Keeping up to date with University news
• Access to the latest edition of our annual alumni magazine, The Cestrian
• Find and reconnect with old friends and colleagues
• The opportunity to purchase official University of Chester merchandise
• Receive invitations to special events for alumni

To ensure you take full advantage of your membership, remember to register or update your details.

The Alumni and Development Team 

Fiona Roberts - Alumni and Development Manager

Fiona has been at the University since 2011 and is especially interested in the history of the institution. It is best to speak to Fiona about:

• Researching the University / College and alumni
• Supporting the University with your time, talent and getting involved with our projects
• Strategic Fundraising Campaigns, Legacy Management
• Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend

Telephone: 01244 511078
Helena Astbury - Alumni and Development Officer

Helena is the person to contact about: 

  • • Special events including organising your own reunions
    • • Faculty links
      • • Volunteering with the team
        • Updating your details on our alumni database
        • • Advice on crowdfunding
        Telephone: 01244 511005


        Hayley Naldrett - Editorial Assistant (Alumni and PR)

        Hayley splits her time between the Alumni and Development Team and the Communications Team and it is best to contact her about:

        • The Cestrian alumni magazine and the alumni blog
        • Submitting a story idea for The Cestrian or for media distribution
        • Obituaries
        • Year Notes and volunteering to be a Year Notes Secretary
        • News items for the alumni website
        Telephone: 01244 511091

        We love it when our alumni call in to see us and we welcome visitors at any time. Wherever possible, we would appreciate you calling us or e-mailing us in advance, prior to your visit, so that we can make space in our diaries and ensure the appropriate arrangements are made for your visit.

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