Volunteer at home or work

You don’t need to come to campus to have a positive impact on our students. Hundreds of alumni volunteer from home by giving us as little as 15 minutes of their time, or by inviting a Manchester student to intern at their place of work.

Career profile

You can help our current students make informed choices about their future by answering a few questions about your career path.

We’ll share your responses with our students online, in prospectuses, magazines and other promotional materials to help demonstrate the value of a Manchester degree.

Submit a career profile

It should only take you about 15 minutes to submit a career profile:

Experience profile

We love to hear about your time at University.

By sharing memories of your first impressions of Manchester, your time in halls and the societies you were involved in, you can really bring the University experience to life for the next generation of students.

We may share your responses with students and other alumni online (particularly on our Manchester Memories timeline), in prospectuses, magazines and other promotional materials.

It should only take you about 15 minutes to submit an experience profile:

Submit an experience profile


Do you want to share your advice and expertise to Manchester students, graduates, and fellow alumni? Are you considering a career change or progression in your field? Do you want to know more about a sector or profession?

If so, The Manchester Network, a growing directory of your fellow alumni, allows you to offer advice and seek mentoring from them.

By mentoring, you can:

  • Offer advice without committing to a fixed-term mentoring relationship;
  • Network and make new contacts;
  • Developing new skills, such as coaching;
  • Spot future talent;
  • Gain an understanding of today’s graduates, their expectations and abilities;
  • Raise the profile of your organisation;
  • Give back to the University.

By being a mentee, you can:

  • Gain an insight into different roles, organisations and sectors;
  • Seek advice without committing to a fixed-term mentoring relationship;
  • Develop skills (communication, relationship building, organisation);
  • Access information and advice from experienced professionals;
  • Build confidence and commercial awareness;
  • Demonstrate a pro-active approach to improving your employability;
  • Discuss expectations, anxieties and concerns in a confidential environment;
  • Network and make new contacts.

Read the getting started guide

Register to mentor

Sponsoring a student project

Our students benefit from consulting experts in the areas that their projects address, and you can offer advice and feedback on assessed student projects or groupwork on campus or over email.

Sponsor a student project

Email alumni.volunteer@manchester.ac.uk to register your interest in mentoring or sponsoring a student project

Internships and placements

We offer free specialist recruitment advice and support to Manchester businesses that want to recruit University of Manchester graduates for full-time positions, internships and placements.

Find out more

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/.