Alumni & friends

University staff: how our alumni can help you

Wed Apr 02 09:50:00 BST 2014

Alumni give careers advice to students at our Get Connected event at Jika Jika, BathOur alumni are our most valuable ambassadors, with fond memories of their time at Bath and goodwill towards future generations who study here.

As well as making generous donations to our University to support students and research, many graduates also give freely of their time and expertise.

Our alumni are actively looking for ways to help their University. We have now put all of our current volunteering opportunities online to make it easy for alumni to find a way to get involved that suits them. Take a look at our Volunteering notice board to find out what opportunities we currently offer and how these might benefit your own work.

Speaking at an open day, providing careers advice to students or offering a student a placement at their company are just a few of the ways that our alumni provide help. They also help out internationally, being a point of contact at recruitment events and linking with placement students overseas. See where we have alumni volunteers around the world.

We capture these stories from our alumni network on our blog - read the latest blog from a current student about her graduate mentor. 

Tracey Wells, Head of the University's Careers Advisory Service, said: "Since joining the University I have attended several events where alumni have shared their career experiences with final-year students and recent graduates  - on careers ranging from the media to the finance sector. It's great to be able to meet alumni with such a wealth of experience and enthusiasm, and I look forward to seeing the programme grow in the near future."

The excellent relationship we have with our graduates is built on knowledge and communication. We manage the University’s database of alumni contacts, which helps us to work effectively with them. If you are in touch with individuals or groups of alumni as part of your own work, please let us know so that we can keep information up to date and ensure that even more alumni can enjoy an active and fruitful relationship with the University. Visit our page for staff to find out more.