Development Officer

Development Officer: Rupert Talfourd Cook

The Development Officer is chiefly responsible for a number of main areas. They run the College’s Careers and Sponsorship Committee; they organise and promote events around the College and the University, as well as managing Alumni relations with the College’s Alumni Officer, and finally they run the College’s Open Days and Fresher’s Week. The best way to understand the role of Development Officer is that they see people both into, and out of, the College.

(More information can be found in the Standing Orders VI.16, p.16)

Hi everyone,

I’m Rupert, your Development Officer for this year. I’m a 3rd year psychology student and involved with numerous extra-curricular activities, both in and out of college. In college, I have been on the Ents and June Ball committees, International Committee President, captain of the running club, on the toastie bar and much, much more. Outside of college, I enjoy running for DU and fundraising for DUCK (Durham University Charities Kommittee). Feel free to chat to me about any of these things. If you want to get in touch, just email me at: or (for development related stuff!)