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About us

BU’s fundraising team works with our alumni community, individuals, charitable trusts and foundations, and companies to fund a diverse range of exciting and important projects. Our current work includes securing donations to enable world-leading research and vital heritage conservation, the creation of state-of-the-art new learning facilities, and providing our students with the best possible opportunity to fulfil their potential during their time at BU and beyond.

If you would like to play your part, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can find your cause by browsing our current projects and priorities, or you can contact our office or any member of the team using the details below. We would be delighted to work with you to ensure your support can have the greatest impact – whatever your areas of interest and size of gift.

However you decide to support us – thank you.

Meet the team:

Claire House-Norman

Claire House-Norman – Director of Fundraising & Alumni Relations

+44 (0)1202 961081

Claire leads the team and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of fundraising. She is happy to talk to anyone about giving to the university or any aspect of the team’s work. Claire also heads the Alumni Relations team and especially enjoys meeting our new graduates at graduation.

Ian Wadley

Ian Wadley​ – Head of Fundraising

+44 (0)1202 962314

Ian is responsible for overseeing philanthropic fundraising at BU. His primary roles are to shape and implement our strategic fundraising plan, and to lead on proactive income generation. As a BU graduate, Ian is particularly passionate about working with fellow alumni and other supporters to enhance the student experience and fund BU's world-renowned research.

Trusts & Stewardship Officer

Post currently vacant

Tom Galpin

Tom Galpin – Prospect Researcher

+44 (0)1202 961086

Tom supports the fundraising team by researching potential donors and managing our database of contacts. He is responsible for due diligence and data protection within the team, and also assists with stewardship and events organisation.

Kerry Noble – Operations Manager

+44 (0)1202 961081

Kerry is responsible for managing the office and coordinating the workload of the whole department, being a shared role with the Alumni Relations team. She is the account manager for BU’s relationship with Santander Universities and is the first point of contact for all departmental enquiries.

For details about how the Fundraising & Alumni Relations Department will use your data please see our Privacy Statement.

Office contact details

Fundraising & Alumni Relations Dept
EB611, Executive Business Centre
c/o Bournemouth University
Bournemouth Gateway Building
St Paul’s Lane
Dorset, BH8 8GP

+44 (0)1202 961083

Bournemouth University is an exempt charity HMRC No EW00806.
For further information about our ethical approach to fundraising and your rights as a donor, please look at our Code of Ethical Fundraising & Donors' Charter.
For details about how the Fundraising & Alumni Relations Department will use your data please see our Privacy Statement.

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, our office is not currently occupied on a daily basis. There may be a delay in processing post, including any donations sent by cheque. We may also be unable to respond to enquiries within our usual timeframes. If you would like to donate to BU, this can be done online via the CAF website. If you would like further information or need to contact us urgently, please email Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Many thanks for your patience.