Help current or future students


Thousands of alumni volunteer their time and expertise to help students each year, whether that’s by talking about the Manchester experience at an open day, or through insightful careers advice.

Meet the Professionals

This annual series of careers events connect current students with alumni who studied a similar degree to them, for advice and guidance.

This semester, all events will be hosted remotely on Zoom, so you can join us from wherever you are in the world. Each event lasts about an hour and a half. You’ll talk about your career progression and answer any questions students might have.

Students value this unique opportunity to ask questions in an informal environment and meet friendly people working in desirable industries. They leave the event inspired, with a better understanding of the wealth of opportunities available to them and how to approach applying for jobs.

Alumni find the experience rewarding:

“As a student, I was inspired by graduate engineers sharing their experience and advice. Now I have been invited back as an engineering professional myself! It was great to be able to share my student experience and talk about my current role in front of upcoming engineers!”

This semester we need alumni like you to volunteer at the following Meet the Professionals events:

  • Audiology, on Monday, 8 February 2021
  • Banking and Finance, on Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 1pm-2.30pm
  • Marketing, on Thursday, 22 April 2021, 1pm-2.30pm
  • Public Sector, on Monday, 26 April 2021, 1pm-2.30pm
  • International, on Thursday, 6 May, 2021, 1pm-2.30pm

If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, please email alumni.volunteer@manchester.ac.uk and we’ll get back to you with more information.

Alumni careers stories

The University of Manchester Careers Service are producing a series of careers stories for their blog. These will short pieces about how you progressed to your current job.

These stories will be promoted on social media and in newsletters to reassure students of the wealth of options available to them after graduation, and how career paths develop and change.

If you are interested in taking part in this, please answer the questions on this short survey and we’ll be in touch with more information.

Day in the life videos

The University of Manchester Careers Service are producing a series of five minute videos which will support students with exploring career options, providing insight into different roles and sectors.

If you decide to take part, you’ll be asked to film yourself answering a few questions about your work, the skills you have gained and what you have learned.

These videos will be shared on social media and in newsletters.

If you are interested in taking part in this, please answer the questions on this short survey and we’ll be in touch with more information.

How we use your information

The University of Manchester Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR) processes personal information in accordance with all relevant data protection legislation. Our Privacy Notice is available here; and further information about data protection at the University is available here. Please tell us how you want to hear from DDAR by contacting us on alumni@manchester.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 306 3066; if you are a graduate you can also manage your personal information online at https://network.manchester.ac.uk/.