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.

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!”

Meet the Professionals has now finished for the semester. Check back here in September to find volunteering opportunities for the next academic year.

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/.