Alumni Case Study
"The alumnus that I contacted to be my mentor reviewed my CV and even called me from abroad to personally make several recommendations that helped strengthen it. In addition, he gave me general advice on how to succeed in the application process, interviews and my career path. Finally, he was also willing to introduce me to his industry contacts for more guidance. Now that I have been able to get a graduate position in a competitive environment, I am indeed glad that I used UCL's Alumni Web Community."
Ejikeme Okonkwo (UCL Mathematics & Economics 2009)
- Find out more about an industry you would like to join
- Get advice on how to move up in your profession
- Talk to someone in a different sector about a
possible career change
What is the Alumni Mentoring Network?
The network is an online database of UCL alumni who have volunteered to give informal careers advice about their industry to UCL students and recent graduates.
How can it help me?
If you are a
UCL student deciding on your career or a graduate starting out on your career
ladder, advice from UCL alumni
established in your chosen profession could be invaluable.
Become a mentor
Help UCL students and graduates by volunteering to become a
mentor and giving information and advice about your profession. Find
out more about becoming a mentor.
How do I access the Network?
The Alumni Mentoring
Network is part of the Alumni Web Community.
- Current students can register using their standard UCL ID and password.
- Alumni, please use your alumni number to register. If you do not know your alumni number please contact us.
There are lots of opportunities to continue learning long after you leave UCL. We have highlighted a selection of options below.
Advances is UCL’s centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction at UCL. They run a series of guest lectures and CPD certified events which are open to the public.
UCL's Lunch Hour Lectures (LHL) are an opportunity to sample the exceptional research work taking place at the university, in bite size chunks. Speakers are drawn from across UCL and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. LHL require no pre-booking, are free to attend and are open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. Lectures can also be watched from 7 days after the event either on the LHL website, via our Lunch Hour Lecture YouTube channel, or downloaded from iTunes U.
The Faculty has a thriving continuing legal education section which offers many free public events and fee paying events offering CPD hours for those that attend. In addition, all UCL Laws fee paying events (excluding degree programmes) offer a discount to alumni.
Eastman Continuing Professional Development encourages a structured and progressive approach to lifelong learning by providing a comprehensive range of evidence-based educational activities to challenge and stimulate practitioners, specialists, consultants and all members of the dental team from qualification to retirement.
UCL alumni are entitled to discounts on evening courses in over 15 foreign languages in addition to a 50% reduction on self-access fees meaning that three months use is only £30.
The language unit at SSEES offers evening courses in 17 Slavonic and East European languages, with particular emphasis in spoken communication. Our evening course students are also given free access to the nationally renowned SSEES Library for the duration of their course. UCL alumni are entitled to discounted course fees.
The programme includes a unique ten-week Summer School Foundation in Fine Art and a range of Summer School Short Courses which includes a range of one and two-week courses in Fine Art. The Slade offers Evening, Saturday and Easter Short Courses
The School of Life and Medical Sciences offer a wide variety of continued professional development courses. For example, 8 – 10 July 2013 'Lab Techniques in Mammalian Cell Biology' is running.
We have a comprehensive range of activities in place to provide a platform for UCL alumni to give careers advice, provide work experience opportunities and guidance to current UCL students.
Mentor London-based start-ups and small businesses
SMILE (Selected Mentors and Interims for London Enterprises), a UCL Advances initiative, supports start ups and small businesses in London through getting connected with business mentors. Opportunities abound for UCL alumni to get involved and give back to the community by working with one (or more) company and helping it grow and develop. Find out more by emailing UCL Advances
- Employment opportunities. Learn more about internships and how UCL can help with work experience opportunities.
- Events. UCL Careers Service, Academic Departments and UCL Union run a number of events throughout the year and are always looking for alumni participation. The Union run a series of Skills4Work events for students. Many departments now hold annual events for students whereby former students of the department are invited to come back to speak about their careers. Get involved by emailing us.