Development and Alumni Relations Office

Alumni relations

We exist to maintain strong links with graduates, parents, friends and supporters of the University of Leicester through a programme of events, services and communications.

Alumni are able to keep up-to-date with University and graduate news through our annual magazine, regular e-newsletters, and via our alumni social media channels. Our programme of events is also a popular way for graduates to reconnect.

We are also responsible for encouraging and stewarding philanthropic gifts to support a range of needs, including bursaries for students, campus facilities and state-of-the-art research equipment.

Key people

Bill Friar - Director

+44 (0)116 223 1071

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Corporate Events

We celebrate the University's global excellence, delivering and facilitating high quality and engaging events for broad audiences - promoting its work and achievements.

We're responsible for leading and co-ordinating public events and campaigns such as the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series and our Leicester Heroes Day with the Anthony Nolan trust, and celebration activities like Christmas on Campus and building openings - plus our two annual Graduation congregations.

We also advise staff on developing events that are being organised in their own departments or schools throughout the year.

Key people

Jim Butler - Head of Corporate Events

+44 (0)116 252 2659

Attenborough Arts

We want everyone to feel welcome and get involved in what we do.

With over 20 years of experience, our accessible and inclusive programme offers a wide range of performances, courses and workshops, contemporary art exhibitions, activities for children, young people, families, community groups, and more. We are proud to champion emerging talent supporting those starting their careers as well as fostering opportunities for disabled artists and audiences to have the fullest access to all of our creative opportunities. 

Key people

Michaela Butter - Director
Jeremy Webster - Deputy Director

+44 (0)116 252 2455

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Botanic Garden

Our 16-acre Botanic Garden is one of the most diverse in the region. It includes the Attenborough Arboretum, herb garden, woodland and herbaceous borders, rock gardens, water garden, parterre garden, glasshouses and special collections.

+44 (0)116 271 2933

Visit the Botanic Garden website.