At Lancaster we have over 2,500 volunteers who donate their time to support the University in many ways.
From sharing your expertise, mentoring students, supporting our alumni networks or donating to our projects, there are many opportunities for you to get involved.
How Can You Get Involved?
Lancaster Career Mentoring Scheme helps match experienced professionals with students, providing students with an opportunity to gain excellent career insight and advice.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor you can read our Career Mentoring Scheme Mentor's Guide.
To get involved, or to find out more please email Claire Lawrenson or call her on 01524 592741.
Why become a mentor?
Mentoring is also an excellent opportunity for continued professional development, a great way to raise your company's profile on campus and, as the programme is competitive and the standard of applicants very high, it is also a good way to target quality student and spot talent.
You can help a student in the following ways:
- By providing them with an insight into your specific job, industry or sector;
- By offering advice on CVs, applications and interviews or being self-employed;
- By assisting with their career action planning;
- By helping them to improve employability skills such as presentations, networking and commercial awareness.
Capital Connections provides opportunities for students to travel to a city to gain excellent careers insight and advice. Students participate in workplace visits, learn about different graduate opportunities, and attend a networking session with Lancaster alumni.
'Coffee Break With...' are informal sessions where alumni come to campus and meet with students, helping them to increase their confidence and knowledge of the labour market.
Webinars are also delivered by alumni to students, to help students better understand job opportunities open to them in relation to their degree subject. We aim to represent a diverse range of sectors in these webinars and so actively seek alumni from a variety of degree disciplines.
If you have any queries or would like to get involved with our networking events, please get in touch with our Alumni and Development team.
Become a Guest Speaker
Becoming a guest speaker is a great way to offer your experience and expertise to students and fellow alumni.
This could include being part of a panel of speakers or joining a speed networking session.
If you're interested in becoming a guest speaker please contact our Alumni and Development department.
Read more about guest speaker, David Shackleton, MD of Phantom Music Management, Iron Maiden's Management Company.
Do you or your company have a vacancy you’d like to advertise to graduates from Lancaster, free of charge? Register and add vacancies on TargetConnect.
We are always looking for work placements for our students. If you can offer a placement or internship for our students, please contact our Alumni department.