Alumni Relations

The College Alumni Relations team builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with Social Science graduates around the world in order to support the College strategic priorities. We are particularly focused on projects that support Research, Education and Engagement for Impact.

The CoSS alumni body provides the College with a world-wide network of supporters and advocates, therefore it is imperative to develop an ongoing, regular and two-way dialogue with CoSS alumni to develop a sense of pride in the wider CoSS community, build affinity, encourage alumni to engage with the College and increase the reach and reputation of the College amongst prospective students, employers, collaborators and funders.

Operationally, this means that we will:

  • continue to collect, clean and securely store graduate data, in accordance with the Data Protection Act, within our bespoke alumni database - Raiser’s Edge
  • initiate and maintain a purposeful and regular two-way dialogue with our alumni through regular email and print communications
  • identify and promote graduate successes e.g. We are Birmingham Alumni
  • develop alumni specific web content across the College e.g. Alumni Ambassadors to support student recruitment
  • identify and facilitate opportunities for alumni to become involved and engaged in the College
  • support and develop alumni relevant events within the College including Alumni Curriculum Lectures and the Distinguished Leaders Series
  • promote and steward all alumni contributions, whether time based or financial

As an integral part of both the College and the Development and Alumni Relations Team, we aim to integrate with and build on central alumni relations activity and provide a more bespoke and added value service for Social Science alumni. We can also provide direct access to a variety of useful resources including the University’s Annual Giving and Major Gift/Development Team.

Staff details

Elizabeth Jack

College Alumni Relations Manager (Acting)


Tel: 0121 414 3127


Richard Hewitt (maternity cover for Danielle Albracht)

Senior Alumni Relations Officer, Schools of Government & Society and Social Policy


Tel: 0121 415 1053 



Senior Alumni Relations Officer, Birmingham Business School and School of Education


Amelia Dessington

MBA Alumni Relations Officer, Birmingham Business School


Tel: 0121 414 3068


Dr Roaa Ali-Moore

Alumni Relations Officer, Birmingham Business School


Tel: 0121 414 4966


Emma Coldicott

Alumni Relations Assistant, College of Social Sciences


Tel: 0121 414 8432