The Development and Alumnae Office
The Development and Alumnae Office is the first point of contact for Senior Members. We are always glad to welcome visiting Senior Members and answer general queries. Please call +44 (0)1865 276 828 or email us to get in touch.
Bronwyn Travers, Fellow & Development Director, 01865 286624
Bronwyn was appointed to the post of Development Director at St Hilda's College in July 2007 after five years working in development at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where she was Head of Development and Alumni Relations. Prior to taking up her post in Scotland, Bronwyn held management positions within the tertiary education sector in Melbourne, Australia for more than 15 years, including a senior post within a leading financial services professional body. She worked with companies to design their professional development programmes and managed project teams to develop national learning resources. Bronwyn's role at St Hilda's is to work with the Principal and Governing Body to implement the College's development strategy and, with the Development and Alumnae Relations team, to build mutually beneficial relationships with a wide constituency of potential supporters of the College.
Fran Woodcock, Alumnae Relations & Communications Manager, 01865 610330 (part time - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
Fran's first experience of St Hilda's College was as an undergraduate; she came up in 2004 to read Classics. After graduation she took a postgraduate qualification in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, before moving to Wadham College to work in their Development team, with varied responsibilities including copy writing, events management and reunion fundraising. In 2015 Fran returned to St Hilda's to take on the alumnae communications strategy, managing our termly e-newsletters, social media, the Annual Review, and The Chronicle.
Audrone Jurkenaite-Epih, Campaign Executive, 01865 276828
Audrone joined the St Hilda’s Development and Alumnae Office team in 2008. She supports the Development Director, senior staff and members of the campaign boards (UK and US) involved in fundraising for the St Hilda’s College 125th Anniversary Campaign. She also manages our alumnae database. Audrone graduated with an MA in Musicology from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Prior to St Hilda’s, she worked as a researcher at the Institute of Musicology in Vilnius, Lithuania; as Scientific Editor for the Lithuanian Music Encyclopaedia Group; and as a legal secretary for the Valiunas Ellex.
Triona Adams, Alumnae Events Manager, 01865 276867
Triona Adams (English, 1996) has taken up the post of Alumnae Events Manager, designing and supervising the alumnae events programme with particular emphasis on shaping the 125th Anniversary Celebrations in 2018. With a background in arts management and production, Triona is currently Chair of the College Media Network, Programme Director of the St Hilda’s College Writers’ Day at the Times Oxford Literary Festival and Chair of the Mystery And Crime Conference Committee.
Laura Cox, Development Officer
Laura graduated in July 2014 from the University of Liverpool with a BA Hons in Law and Business. She then took up a position as an Asylum Decision Maker for UK Visas and Immigration within The Home Office. This involved interviewing and making decisions on the applications of asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, and those potentially associated with terrorism. In late 2015, Laura moved to The Cotswolds to begin her career in Development at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, as a Development Assistant and PA to the Director. Laura joined St Hilda’s in May 2017 as a Development Officer, to support the College’s fundraising Campaign through increasing regular giving and membership of the College’s 1893 Regular Giving Society.
Demelza Scott, Development Assistant
Demelza studied English at St Hilda’s. After graduating in 2012, she spent a year as a Visitor Services Assistant at the Ashmolean. She worked as an Evening Events Assistant at the Ashmolean, alongside being a Guest Services Assistant at Oxford Castle before joining the Development Team as Development Assistant.