How to set up a new group or become an alumni contact

Alumni groups and volunteers are a worldwide network of institutional ambassadors. Groups provide a point of contact for alumni new to an area, help develop your personal social and professional networks and keep you in touch with Lancaster. 

If you're interested in getting involved please get in touch.

 

What does an alumni group co-ordinator do?

  • Organises social events and activities for alumni in the region
  • Provides opportunities for professional networking and for alumni to offer their skills and expertise
  • Helps Lancaster maintain an accurate record of alumni in the region
  • Strengthens the relationship between Lancaster and its former students
  • Helps to promote Lancaster University on a local and regional level
  • Provides links between prospective, current and past students
 

What does an alumni contact do?

In some areas the numbers of alumni don’t make a local group feasible and so have an alumni contact instead. Their role covers:

  • Being a point of contact in the region for enquiries from alumni and students (e.g. for advice on moving to the area or what it’s like to study at Lancaster)
  • Assisting University staff when visiting the region (e.g. to attend Recruitment Fairs)
 

How we support:

  • We can contact all alumni in your area on your behalf
  • We can provide event support including online registration, promotional materials
  • We can find leading alumni and academic staff to speak at events
  • We can liaise with other University departments and colleges on your behalf
 

How to get involved:

Setting up and maintaining a successful alumni group takes time and dedication, but it is also fun and rewarding.  Our group co-ordinators and alumni contacts are valuable volunteers. 

Please contact Rachel Newbury to find out more.