Your relationship with the University of Westminster doesn’t end once you graduate. As one of our alumni, you can stay involved in a variety of ways.
Give a careers talk
Come and share your career experience to date and inspire current students to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Students benefit tremendously from hearing from alumni who are able to give invaluable advice by sharing their experiences working in a particular role or sector.
If you’re interested in speaking to students and recent graduates, whether at one of our flagship What It Takes events or at a course-specific event, please email [email protected] to register your interest.
Mentor a student
Mentoring is a fantastic opportunity to develop a new skill for your CV as well as a chance to share the benefit of your experience with an eager current student. As a mentor, you can help a student find out more about the reality of certain jobs, sectors and professions based on your personal experiences.
Our mentoring programme is flexible to fit around your availability. You can sign up for the Career Mentoring Scheme and be matched with a student for several months, or have a short, one-off conversation through Ask a Mentor. We also welcome alumni based outside of the UK, as mentoring can take place online.
Find out more and apply for our mentoring schemes.
Tell your story
Submitting an alumni profile is a great way to give current and prospective students an insight into the kinds of careers that their course might lead to. Inspire tomorrow’s graduates and tell your story in an alumni profile.
Share your news
We’re always on the lookout for alumni news to feature in Network, our alumni magazine. If you have something to share, you could appear in the Class Notes section of our next edition. Just email [email protected] with 80-100 words and a colour headshot photo.
Be a Westminster Connect Ambassador
We’re looking for alumni to act as ambassadors for Westminster Connect, our online alumni networking platform. Over a three-month period, you could post messages and images to the platform, start a new group, and invite your friends and classmates to get involved. Email [email protected] to register your interest.
Support students through Westminster Working Cultures
Westminster Working Cultures provides students with the opportunity to experience the professional environment and culture in cities across the globe as well as in the UK. Our alumni are crucial to the success of the programme, hosting students in their workplaces and leading talks and workshops to give students career insights. To find out more about how you might be able to support Westminster Working Cultures, please email [email protected].
Become an International Alumni Ambassador
International Alumni Ambassadors are alumni who help to increase University engagement in their country/region. They represent the University of Westminster in their local area, acting as a point of contact and engaging their local alumni community through activities and events. Email [email protected] for more information about becoming an International Alumni Ambassador.
Offer work experience or placements
One of the most effective ways that alumni can help students is to give them the chance to gain valuable work experience that enhances their future employability. You could help them to experience an industry and its culture, develop transferable skills and grow their networks. At the same time, your organisation will benefit from the specialist skills, fresh new ideas and positive enthusiasm of current students.
Please email [email protected] to register your interest or for more information.
Help at international recruitment fairs
We are always on the lookout for alumni volunteers based outside the UK to help our International Officers by sharing their University experience with prospective students at student recruitment events and International Fairs overseas. Email [email protected] to register your interest.
Support employability projects
The 125 Fund gives all students at the University of Westminster the opportunity to apply for funding for projects and activities which enhance their employability and professional development.
Give a gift to The 125 Fund to help students reach their full potential.
Organise your own reunion
Whether you graduated 5 or 50 years ago why not think about organising a reunion for your former classmates? We rely on individuals to volunteer as reunion organisers but the Alumni Relations Office can provide all the support you need to coordinate your reunion.
Email [email protected] for more information.