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From your workplace, to campus and even from the comfort of your own home there are plenty of ways to support the University.

Leeds Network

 
 

You can join the Leeds Network.

With this online careers resource, alumni pass on valuable advice to current students. Simply create a profile to describe your job, career path and tips for those looking to get into your industry - all from the comfort of your own home, wherever you are in the world.

If you wish, students can contact you with further questions and you can control how many enquiries you receive a month.

More details about Leeds Network, or sign up for Leeds Network now.

Alumni ambassadors

 
 

Join more than 100 alumni, from 17 different countries, as one of our brilliant ambassadors, advocating for Leeds and inspiring prospective students to choose the University.

Raise aspirations to higher education by speaking about your personal experience of studying at Leeds - and how it has impacted on your life post-graduation - to future students in schools and colleges, and at events across the world.

You will receive support and all the information you need to become a fantastic advocate for Leeds. If you would like any more information, please contact alumnivolunteers@leeds.ac.uk.

Mentoring

 
 

You can share your career expertise and advise a current student through one of the mentoring schemes across campus.

Members of staff will look carefully at your application form to ensure you are matched with the most suitable student with an interest in your industry.

Currently, the following schools have mentoring schemes which you can get involved with:

Business School
School of Music
School of Law
Faculty of Biological Sciences
School of Media and Communications

For more information, please contact alumnivolunteers@leeds.ac.uk.

Careers events

 
 

Alumni are crucial to the many successful careers events which take place across campus. These include alumni networking afternoons, skills workshops, and careers days with panels and speakers.

Students relish the opportunity to meet and speak to alumni to gain exclusive industry insight and expand their networks; they appreciate speaking to people who were once in their shoes.

If you are interested in finding out which events you could get involved with, please contact alumnivolunteers@leeds.ac.uk.

Guest lecture

 
 

If there is a subject you are particularly passionate or knowledgeable about, why not return to give a guest lecture? This can be academically focussed and incorporated into a course module, or it can be based around employability and your industry expertise.

Several departments run weekly alumni lectures which are a fantastic opportunity to return and speak directly to a large group of students at once.

To find out if there is a need for a talk relating to your subject area, please contact alumnivolunteers@leeds.ac.uk.

Open days

 
 

Alumni are invaluable advocates of the University for prospective students at open days. Share your memories of Leeds and explain how the University has helped you with your career.

If you would like to help at an open day, please contact alumnivolunteers@leeds.ac.uk.

Internships and placements

 
 

An internship or placement equips students with the skills, insight and experience to boost their employability and increase their confidence. By offering an internship or a placement year, you could help them develop transferable skills and grow their network for their future.

Most students can undertake a paid placement year working for 9 to 12 months as part of their degree, between their second and third year.

The University also manages many exclusive internship programmes for Leeds students running for 8 to 12 weeks usually over the summer.

To find out more, please email workexperience@leeds.ac.uk or upload your placement and internship vacancy online.

Insight days

 
 

You could host a small group of students in your work place for the day. Students will gain fantastic insight, broaden their networks and have the opportunity to ask questions to industry professionals.

If this is something you may be interested in, please contact alumnivolunteers@leeds.ac.uk.

Graduate employment

 
 

If you have graduate roles available within your organisation, you can advertise them directly to Leeds students through the Careers Centre. Use this form to upload job details.

The Careers Centre also hosts several recruitment fairs and events throughout the year. These are a great way to raise awareness of your organisation and meet potential applicants.

You can find out full details of upcoming fairs on the Careers Centre website.


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