The Collegian in 1898, The Cestrian in 2017.
The Alumni and Development Office have put in place two key
developments in our communications to alumni in 2017, with a view to improving
the way in which we can reach as many alumni as possible.
As many of you will recall, The Cestrian was, for many years, an annual publication. Upon the
arrival of our Editorial Assistant Amy Owens, this increased to two issues per
year. We are now going to return to the annual issue format as of this year,
which will include the best of the years’ stories by and for alumni of Chester,
as well as obituaries and year notes. The
Cestrian will be published in late Spring 2017 – this issue will include
the booking form for Annual Reunion. Additionally, our digital subscription
list has now reached over 300, and anyone who signs up with us on this website
is automatically added to this list – if you are already a paper subscriber and
would like to join us in being green by receiving your copy via email, let us
know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we
will sign you up.
But we didn’t stop there! With The Cestrian returning to its annual format, and with the vastly
growing following we have online across our Social Media platforms, we are
launching a Chester Alumni Blog:
This will be updated regularly, and will take in a wide
array of stories, updates and articles which simply can’t wait! Our ‘Welcome’ blog
is live and we have big plans for both one-off and ongoing series of blogs to
show both the history and the future of Chester Alumni, whether you left us 1,
10 or 50 years ago.
Fiona says: “As we have a growing alumni, we have more
members sharing their news and more information we want to circulate. Now is the time for a step change in our
communications: we can reach more alumni via digital means and at a faster pace
than we have been able to previously.
Likewise, we look forward to our alumni being able to contact us!”
We aim for this new and improved combination of an annual
edition of The Cestrian, together
with our Chester Alumni blog, to reach and engage with more of our alumni
community than ever before, so we can continue to make new connections, find
friends old and new and share your stories since Chester with us. If you would
like to contribute to our new blog, then email email@example.com or telephone Fiona
or Helena on 01244 511091 - we would be pleased to hear from you.