Our alumni are exceptional achievers and change-makers who share a commitment to improving public service.


Photo by John Cairns.

MPP students at their graduation event.

“My colleagues from the Blavatnik School are my best friends and confidants. Whether it’s technical, tactical, or emotional support, I turn to my classmates continually. And to my surprise, the network gets stronger over time, as we each deepen our own areas of expertise and consequently have more and more knowledge and authority to support each other on professional and personal questions.” Connor Lyons (MPP 2015, Canadian)

“The friends and colleagues you make at the Blavatnik School open up the world to you. Even years later, we all are strong friends, keeping in touch, chatting about problems and visiting each other’s countries. Of the many great things about an MPP, this is the most enduring and valuable.” David Barda (MPP 2015, Australian)

Read how a chance encounter between two alumnae, Aleksandra Wisniewska (MPP 2017) and Mariam Mikadze Giorgiadze (MPP 2016), enabled them to support each other through hard times while working on humanitarian crisis response in Yemen.

Alumni stories

A community committed to improving government

Stay connected

We invite alumni to share news, views and insights with us, and keep up-to-date with the happenings at the School, including by:

Our alumni can stay connected with the School in a number of ways, including by:

  • becoming a mentor for other students;
  • acting as an ambassador for the School, connecting us with future students, partners and donors;
  • collaborating with faculty on research projects;
  • attending and facilitating events;
  • participating as a visiting expert, for example at a career-focussed seminar or practical skills session; and
  • hosting a summer project student.

Contact us

The alumni team develop the alumni programme and support the School’s alumni community. Get in contact with the team by emailing

Please see the University of Oxford alumni privacy notice for information on how alumni personal data is held and used. If alumni no longer wish to be contacted by the University Alumni Office or the Blavatnik School of Government Alumni Office, or wish to alter how the data is held or used, contact