Get involved and support your university as a graduate
There are various ways that you can help support the University and future generations of Plymouth alumni, from mentoring a student to donating a financial gift for a specific project.  Discover how you can make a difference.

Mentor a student 

Could your experiences help to raise the career aspirations of a Plymouth student? The Professional Mentoring Programme offers students the opportunity to meet with an experienced professional, relevant to their career aspirations, who will mentor them over a six-month period. 
Professional mentoring is a rewarding experience which helps our students build a range of skills and allows you to develop coaching skills and develop undergraduates’ interest in your sector and your business. 
Find out more about mentoring a student at Plymouth.  

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“I love being a mentor, sharing my knowledge and giving back. I highly recommend it, I always learn something new during each session. I love seeing the confidence of the mentees grow, they always have so much talent but often don’t see it!  I have met some of the other mentors who are incredible local entrepreneurs and accomplished leaders in businesses across the city. It has been a great way to network and a fantastic experience.”
Amber Leach, Mentor at Liberty Pearl Photo and Film Collective

“I have been a mentor for three years now, having successfully mentored two students and currently mentoring a third. I have mentored both undergraduates and postgraduates, mostly focusing on how to step into the working world after university and beginning a career. I have been able to share the knowledge and experiences that I have gained within industry and help those that I have mentored. This has been incredibly rewarding and allows me to demonstrate my development, and help those still at university.”
Ben Hardwick, Mentor at Babcock

Offer a work placement or internship

Offer a work placement to current students, provide a graduate internship, or promote a job vacancy using the help of our careers service .


Take part in an event

Share the knowledge and experience you've gained since graduating with our current students by attending a careers networking event or offering your services as a guest speaker.
We run several events throughout the year – from employability workshops to sector-specific careers fairs. If you would like to find out how your insights could benefit our students get in touch at alumni@plymouth.ac.uk. You can also keep up to date via our events page.

Make a donation

As well as volunteering your time or expertise to support us, you can give a financial gift. Both are hugely important to the University and every act of support is deeply appreciated by all those it touches.
Gifts can fund scholarships, helping some of our brightest students achieve excellence in their academic or extra-curricular endeavours, or specific projects – like the University of Plymouth Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence.  
Find out more about how to donate.


Become an alumni ambassador

We are looking for enthusiastic alumni who are not only passionate about the University but are also proactive, creative, and willing to promote the University and support our alumni engagement activities. Speaking at events, writing about your experiences and takeovers of our social channels are just some examples of how you can contribute.
The role only requires you to commit the time you have available to you and is a great opportunity to give back to the University in a rewarding and fulfilling way. Interested? Get in touch with us at alumni@plymouth.ac.uk

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