Alumni frequently asked questions
If you can't find the answer to your question in our FAQ's, please contact the Department of Development & Alumni Relations.
Development and Alumni Relations
What does the Department of Development and Alumni Relations office do?
We support a network of over 130,000 Bath alumni across 100 countries. We love to stay in touch; updating them on university and alumni news, providing unique benefits and services and connecting business contacts or reuniting classmates through reunions and events.
Fundraising is another aspect of our work, and donations are a vital asset to the University (they provide scholarships, and fund new projects, research and buildings for example). However, the Development and Alumni Relations office is not funded by donations, meaning that every gift goes to the project for which it is intended.
Is the University of Bath a charity?
Yes. The University of Bath is an ‘exempt charity’ as described under the Charities Act 2011 (sched 2, para c). It is exempted from requiring a charity number but is entitled to exactly the same financial benefits as registered charities including relief from capital gains tax and exemption from Inheritance Tax (Charity Commission England & Wales CC23, 35). The University is also a charity within the meaning of the Income & Corporation Taxes Act 1988, and, therefore, does not pay tax on legacy gifts.
Who are considered to be alumni of the University?
Anyone who has studied at the University is University of Bath alumnus/a. We also count former members of staff as alumni.
Joining Bath Alumni Online
Do I have to pay to join?
No, membership of Bath Alumni Online is free for alumni of the University of Bath.
What do I put for activation code ID?
Your activation code ID is a unique code which you will need to register. It enables us to make sure that you are a Bath alumnus. This should have been sent to you but if you’ve lost it, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, year of graduation, date of birth and current address and we will send it to you.
My activation code ID is not recognised.
You may be trying to enter your activation code in the username field. Once on the login page, please follow the link to the New User Registration form below the login box. You will then be able to to enter your activation ID code. Once your registration is approved you may go back to the login page and enter your username and password to use all the functions available to our alumni.
What do I put for User ID?
Enter your preferred User ID - you will use your User ID every time you log in to the website.
I've registered, what happens now?
You will receive an email confirming your registration. It may take up to 24 hours for your registration to be processed so you can log in to Bath Alumni Online. You will then be able to access areas of the website which are exclusive to alumni members, such as our alumni business directories, and receive information about alumni activities in your area.
What do I do if I forget my password?
If you have forgotten your password, follow the 'forgotten password' link from the login page. Enter your User ID and you will be sent an email containing your reminder phrase. If you still cannot remember your password, please email email@example.com and we will reset your password for you.
What do I do if I forget my User ID?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, date of birth and year of graduation and we will send it to you.
Can you put me in touch with old friends?
The Data Protection Act states that we are not able to provide you with details of other alumni without their permission. However, if we hold a current email address for them, the Alumni Relations team can forward an email or pass on a message on your behalf. Please contact us on email@example.com or +44 (0)1225 386824 to request a link-up. You can also use Bath Connection to network with other alumni and search for your peers.
When is the next reunion for my class?
All upcoming events and reunions are publicised on the events page on the website. You will also be kept informed of events in our regular e-newsletters. We can also help you organise your own reunion by helping you contact classmates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or read more about organising your own reunion.
Can I let my old classmates know about a charity event I am organising?
We are unable to promote fundraising or crowdfunding requests from students, staff, alumni or friends of the University of Bath. However, you may promote your events/projects via our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Is there a Chapter in my area? Can I set up a Chapter in my area?
There are a number of alumni-led Chapters all over the world, but we are always happy to help start up more. See where we already have alumni activities and contact us directly for information on the number of graduates living in your area and advice on getting started.
Can I help current students in non-financial ways?
Alumni are encouraged to become mentors for current students and recent graduates. Register your interest to mentor a Gold Scholarship student by emailing the team. Alternatively, join our e-mentoring service Bath Connection and choose the level of support you are able to give. You can also offer careers guidance through our careers focused events series ‘Get Connected’. See our events page for upcoming events or contact the team to take part.
Services available to alumni
Can I still use University facilities after I’ve graduated?
Yes. University of Bath alumni can use the Sports Training Village and Library, which offer discounted membership and special rates to alumni. Details are available on our University Facilities page. To access these services you will need to provide your alumni ID number or other proof of alumni status, available by contacting the Alumni Relations team.
Are there any free online resources available, such as journals?
Yes. Please find a list of free resources on the Library website.
Can I use accommodation on campus?
Yes. If you are visiting Bath and would like to stay on campus, en suite rooms are available in our University residences. All campus accommodation is offered to alumni with a 10 per cent discount. Please be aware that rooms book up quickly if an event or reunion is being held on campus. To book, visit the guest accommodation web page or email email@example.com.
Can I use the University Careers Service?
Yes. Please see ‘Information for graduates’ on the Careers site for service details.
Can I buy University souvenirs online?
Yes. Visit Bath Uni Gifts to see what is available.
How do I get a copy of my degree certificate or transcript?
I'm interested in further study at the University
In most cases, alumni qualify for a 10 per cent discount on postgraduate courses at the University of Bath. Short courses, part-time courses, and distance learning courses are also available. Find out more about postgraduate fees for alumni.
I am looking for employment at the University of Bath.
School of Management enquiries
Does the School of Management have its own website for alumni?
Yes - School of Management alumni.
Does the School of Management run its own alumni events?
Yes - see its events timetable.