Benefits and services

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Benefits and services for alumni

We offer an exciting range of benefits and services to our alumni community, including events, special discounts, regular communications and opportunities to support current students, find out more below.

Plymouth Connect

Plymouth Connect is an exciting way to stay connected to your fellow graduates around the world. Reconnect with your old friends, search for graduates and update your details simply and easily.

Over 3,000 graduates have already joined Plymouth Connect. Register now and start reconnecting today.

Register now or log in to make the most of your alumni community

University Careers Service

Alumni can take advantage of the advice offered by the University's Careers Service for as long as you need it after graduation. This support includes career workshops, one-to-one appointments and access to graduate job opportunities.

"The Accelerate programme gave me the confidence to network and investigate the people behind the job opportunity, rather than see a job at face value. I began to see how I could fit in anywhere with persistence, rather than seeing holes in my CV. Lessons on CV enhancement, networking and research before a job interview allowed me to remember that there is a learning curve involved when looking for graduate jobs."

Natasha Simmonds, ocean science graduate, 2015

"I really benefited from the careers service throughout my second and final year, it was great to have someone to checking over my cv and cover letter, and pushing me to see what potential I had. Furthermore, I’ve been able to make use of this service post graduation, as it's available to graduates for as long as you need it after graduating, which helped in securing my job with Flybe."

Chloe Parker, events management graduate, 2016

Alumni Research Fellows

The University is offering a unique new benefit for its doctoral alumni. This includes those who graduated from the University of Plymouth with a doctoral level degree (including PhD, MD or a professional doctorate such as EdD, DBA, DPA, or DClinPsy). 

As well as all of the other benefits of the alumni community, you are also be eligible to apply to become an Alumni Research Fellow. As a successful applicant, you will be granted assistance and continuity to support you at the start of your academic or other research career. As an Alumni Research Fellow* you will be granted:

  • continued access to a University of Plymouth email address
  • access to the University library for reference purposes
  • institutional affiliation
  • up to five hours of mentoring support post-graduation to support your development.
*This is an unpaid position and no remuneration or other financial benefits will be provided for alumni research fellows.

Full details and application form

Access the latest University of Plymouth research

Interested in refreshing your knowledge with the latest research from your area of expertise or reading around a subject which interests you?

Why not take a look at PEARL, the online open-access research repository for the University. 

PEARL enables you to browse the latest research from Plymouth staff and students by subject area, or search by a keyword or even the name of a researcher.

Business support

Enterprise Solutions provides you with easy access to the support, tools and finance your business needs to grow:

Find out more bu viewing the Enterprise Solution webpages, or contact us at or on +44 800 052 5600.

Lines are open 9:00–17:00 Monday to Thursday and 9:00–16:30 Friday.

Enterprise Solutions helps you to navigate your way to the University of Plymouth’s internationally renowned research expertise, facilities and business services.

Events and reunions

We organise an exciting calendar of events for our alumni and friends - both in the UK and internationally. 

These offer you the chance to network with fellow graduates, share your experiences and make useful contacts.

Find out what events and reunions are taking place for alumni around the world

The University runs hundreds of events each year which alumni are welcome to attend, from showcasing our world-leading research to a wide-ranging public arts programme! 

To view a full list of events at the University, please visit the University events calendar.

Thinking about arranging your own reunion event?

If you're thinking about organising a reunion, we'll be more than happy to discuss your ideas and support the planning and promotion of the event.

Alumni discounts

Get discounts on library membership, postgraduate study and more.

Alumni networks

Our alumni networks enable you to meet up with alumni with a shared location or interest.

Professional Development

As a graduate of the University you may be interested in the range of professional development opportunities which we offer to help you to become a better practitioner, enhance your career prospects or simply help to make you feel more confident about your work and make it more personally fulfilling.

Halls of residence summer accommodation

Our halls of residence summer accommodation is available from early July until late August each year, providing good quality city centre accommodation. The lodgings are well equipped with modern facilities and comfortable furnishings and there is a choice of single en-suite, double en-suite and single standard rooms available with all towels and bedding provided.

Our en-suite accommodation has 4 star Visit Britain Quality Assurance scheme rating. Free internet access is also available during your stay. Please contact the residence life office directly at so that we can discuss your requirements with you.

Regular communications

Be first to hear about the latest news and developments from the University and our alumni. 

Simply subscribe to our e-magazine, Invenite, by emailing

Replacement certificates 

Get copies of your academic transcript, degree certificate or a letter of verification by contacting our exams and awards office.

Your voice

Is there an alumni benefit or service which you would like us to consider providing? Give us your feedback on what would really benefit you as a Plymouth graduate. Email us at