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University staff: how alumni can help you

The Department of Development & Alumni Relations (DDAR) connects the University with its graduate community.

Our alumni are actively looking for ways to help their former university. Speaking at an open day, providing careers advice to students, offering a student a placement at their company or being a point of contact at international recruitment events are just a few of the ways that our alumni provide help.

Take a look at the ways in which they currently offer their time and expertise.

Contacting our alumni

We are in regular communication with around 80 per cent of the University's graduates. We can help you:

  • look for an individual graduate you may have lost touch with;
  • find out whether we have alumni working in a certain field or for a certain company;
  • contact a select group of graduates for surveys or feedback, including Degree Scheme Reviews;
  • find placements for current students;
  • publicise new programmes or CPD courses.

For more information, please email

Our international alumni

A quarter of our alumni live overseas, and many meet regularly as a group - find out where we have alumni groups around the world.

Alumni overseas enjoy hearing news and updates from a University representative so, if you are travelling overseas on University business, we can put you in touch with local alumni. Alumni overseas are also happy to assist at events - recently alumni in Taipei helped out at an international recruitment fair. Please get in touch for more information.

Funding for special projects

Thousands of alumni donate to the University, and their gifts, large and small, make many projects around the University possible. For more information on seeking funding for special projects, DDAR faculty contacts are as follows:

You can also apply to the University's Alumni Fund, which provides grants to support special projects that represent the interests of students and staff of the University. Find out more about the Alumni Fund Grant criteria and how to apply.

See how alumni donations have made a difference across campus in our Impact Report.