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School of Law

Celia Blakeway-Phillips


External Relations and Development Manager

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8058 / +44(0)7585888411
Room Number: 5th Floor, CCLS


I head up the alumni engagement for CCLS. There are over 14,000 alumni whom we are in communication with and I love reaching out and being in contact with our vibrant community, and building on everyone’s alumni experience.

As part of this engagement, I lead on the alumni activity and events programme, particularly reunions and other opportunities to bring alumni together and I collaborate with academics to improve the alumni experience at global events. I have set up and am developing a network of global Chapters (social and networking groups) and I have introduced the inaugural CCLS Alumni Awards. I manage the oversight of alumni communications across the different platforms, including our Queen Mary Network, to ensure all stakeholders are regularly communicated with engaging news and updates. I collaborate with colleagues to develop opportunities to increase student numbers and to optimise on volunteering opportunities such as mentoring and internships.

I am introducing fundraising initiatives and I work with a newly formed Development Board to realise this.