Contact us

Meet the team

We’re the Philanthropy and Alumni Relations Office. Contact us to find out more about how we can help you connect with each other – or if you can help the University and our current students. We’re here to help, we like hearing from you – and we want your feedback!

Campus tours

Want to visit the Colchester campus – perhaps as part of a reunion? We have a small group of student ambassadors who can give visiting alumni guided tours. They normally take about an hour and usually take place on weekdays. Please email us to enquire or book.

Any questions...?

We’ve put together a list of some of the questions we get asked the most, so have a look through just in case yours is one of them. If not, scroll down to see which one of us is best placed to answer your query.

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Jo Rogers
Director of Advancement
 
 
 
 
 
Joanne is responsible for the strategic direction of the Philanthropy and Alumni Relations Teams at the University.
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 874185
 

 

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Genevieve Jackson
Head of Alumni Relations
 
 
 
 
 
Genevieve is responsible for the University's alumni engagement programme, including events, communications and volunteering.
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 873412
 

 

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Chris Coates
Communications Officer
 
 
 
 
 
Chris produces and edits Philanthropy and Alumni Relations printed, electronic and internal publications.
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 874474
 

 

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Jo Sellars
Alumni Relations Officer (Students & New Alumni)
 
 

 
 
Jo assists in the delivery of an alumni relations programme with a special focus on engagement with students and new alumni. 
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 873470
 

 

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Freddy Stringer
Alumni Relations Officer (Membership)
 

 
 
Freddy contributes to the delivery of an alumni relations programme with a special focus on membership programmes i.e. SU Heirloom Project, Essex Family and Former Staff. 
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 874722
 

 

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Sarah Hutchings
Alumni Relations Officer (International & Volunteering)
 
 
 
  


Sarah will assist with our alumni relations events programme, with specific responsibilities for volunteering and international alumni relations.

Tel: +44 (0)1206 872442
 

 

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Kelly Halls
Database & Online Content Officer
 
 

 
 
Kelly is responsible for updates to the alumni website and social media channels as well as the graduate database.
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 874772
 

 

If you have questions about connecting with Essex alumni or providing support to the University or current students, please feel free to contact the Philanthropy and Alumni Relations Office. We always welcome feedback and look forward to hearing from you. 

Postal address

Philanthropy and Alumni Relations Office
Communications and External Relations
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

 

E-mail

Philanthropy and Alumni Relations Office

Telephone

+44 (0)1206 873372

Fax

+44 (0)1206 873423

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Lynsey Dawson
Head of Philanthropy
 
 
 
 
 
Lynsey heads the Philanthropy team and has overall responsbility for all fundraising initiatives at Essex.
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 872700
 
Email: ldawson@essex.ac.uk 

 

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Amelia Maling
Senior Philanthropy Officer
 

 
 
 
Amelia works with individuals raising funds for a range of projects and activities including scholarships.
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 874593
 

 

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Alison Edge
Research Manager
 
 
 
 
 

Alison is responsible for prospect management and research across a range of potential funding sources. 
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 874473
 

 

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James Martin
Regular & Planned Giving Officer
 
 
 
  
 
James manages our regular giving, staff giving and planned giving programmes. He also manages our crowdfunding platform, Click.
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 874472
 

 

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Candis Roberts
Click Crowdfunding Assistant
 
 
 
 


Candis helps students, staff & alumni with their crowdfunding projects, seeking new projects, helping design their pages & supporting them in achieving their goals.
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 872807
 

 

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Andrea Child
Alumni Relations Assistant
 
 
 
 

 
Andrea is responsible for providing administrative support to the Alumni Relations Team and dealing with alumni requests made to the Team.
 
Tel: +44 (0)1206 873372