Jessica Smith, Senior Development Manager (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)
Direct telephone: +44 (0)191 334 7605   


Jess leads the fundraising and development activity for Durham’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She works with alumni, other individuals and organisations that have a desire to help the University to deliver the very best range of opportunities it can to both its student and research communities.

Jess is a Music Graduate of Durham University (Collingwood College) and has a particular interest in the performing arts, having previously been Head of Student Music and acting Head of Theatre for Durham University. In her current role as a Development Executive, Jess works with donors, supporters and alumni of all departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, as well as all colleges. Away from work Jess is passionate about the performing arts and exploring abroad as often as she can. Sometimes, she writes in the third person about herself, but is trying to give it up.

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Development and Alumni Relations Office
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

0191 334 6305

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