Your time at UCO will have given you a unique view on education, work and the world around you. This understanding can help current or prospective UCO students or alumni networks around the globe, in more ways than you can imagine. But you can benefit too – build your own networks, develop your people skills and add to your own CV, all by investing a little of your time.
Interested? Here are some quick ways that you can get involved:
Encourage other alumni as an alumni mentor
As a Mentor on our UCO Alumni Community, your profile would be advertised as a key point of contact to alumni and current students. Enquiries could vary from those looking for a mentoring relationship, to those wanting to ask a quick question or simply have a chat with someone new.
Share your story with a UCO testimonial
Write blogs, share updates and respond to enquiries through UCO Alumni Community. These roles aim to drive communication, respond quickly to enquiries from other alumni and students and to create interesting, fun and useful content for platform users.
Graduates are great sources of information and advice for current students and are frequently invited back to the UCO to share their professional experiences.
Professional development roles
Support students and fellow alumni to develop and refine key professional development skills such as 'Leadership and Management' and 'Presenting and Public Speaking'. Share your expertise through case studies and articles or engage and inspire others by being part of a webinar or video.
These roles aim to provide a platform for you to share advice from your area of expertise, and support students and alumni with honing the professional development skills that will enable them to thrive in their careers.
Alumni Online Community Content Creator roles
Write blogs, share updates and respond to enquiries through our UCO Alumni Community. These roles aim to drive communication, respond quickly to enquiries from other alumni and students and to create interesting, fun and useful content for platform users.
Create an internship for a UK or overseas student
If you’re already practicing, hosting an internship is a great way to give current UCO students the chance to experience a real working environment. And for your employer, it’s an opportunity to tap into the next generation of talent.