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Alumni frequently asked questions

Find out about what we do and the benefits available to you as a Bath graduate.

Advancement Office

What does the Advancement Office do?

We support a network of over 150,000 Bath alumni across 170 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 Advancement 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.

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 and we will reset your password for you.

What do I do if I forget my User ID?

Email with your full name, date of birth and year of graduation and we will send it to you.

Getting involved

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 Advancement Office can forward an email or pass on a message on your behalf. Please contact us on 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 our events page. You will also be kept informed of events in our regular e-newsletters. We can also support your self-planned reunion by contacting your classmates on your behalf. Email to get started.

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, Instagram 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. Find out more about 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 Get Connected events series, contact the Events Team to take part.

Services available to alumni

Can I still use University facilities after I’ve graduated?

Yes. Alumni benefit from free lifelong membership of the Library, and can use the Sports Training Village and campus accommodation at discounted rates.

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 Advancement Office.

Are there any free online learning resources available, such as journals?

Yes. Please find a list of free resources on the Library website. You can also apply for free alumni membership to the University Library.

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

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.

General enquiries

How do I get a copy of my degree certificate or transcript?

The Academic Registry pages have options for copies of degree certificates, transcripts and proof of attendance. Please contact them with any further enquiries.

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.

Job vacancies at the University of Bath are posted at Please contact Human Resources with any queries.

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.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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