The Advancement Office is delighted to invite you to an open house in 2 South on Tuesday 5 September from 12.30pm.

Themed around ‘How you can help us to help you’, the event will kick off with a welcome from Director of Advancement Gordon Cox and the Vice-Chancellor and an informal lunch, before moving on to sessions including:

  • What is advancement?
  • Applying for Alumni Fund grants
  • Relationship management
  • Donor impact case studies
  • Harnessing our global alumni community through volunteering

View the full programme and complete the registration form if you would like to attend.

Please email with any questions.

Members of the Advancement Office team will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have and explore how we can support your department in achieving its aims.

Gordon Cox, Director of Advancement, says:

Our work in the Advancement Office is as relationship and stakeholder managers, including philanthropy, volunteering and more – the critical nexus that professionally links the outside world to the fabulous things being done in Bath. We tie in with almost every department across the University.

Connecting people

From 1 August 2023, the Department of Development & Alumni Relations is changing its name to the Advancement Office. This rebrand better reflects the work we do to facilitate relationships between the University and its supporters, whether alumni, benefactors, corporate partners or trusts and foundations.

Gordon continues:

We’re excited to welcome staff from across the institution to learn more about our renewed focus on using the power of shared connections, and external relationships— whether they be alumni, friends, corporates or trusts and foundations. We are looking to build a culture of opportunity and raise awareness of the wide-reaching impact our friends, or friends-to-be, can have.