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Come back to campus

Share your expertise

Alumni and students getting to know each other at a networking event this year.

Alumni are welcomed back across campus throughout the year. By getting involved you can help students to career success, enhance their student experience or help recruit the next generation of Leeds students. 

Career talks and panels

Students value the opportunity to hear first-hand about the range of careers their degree can lead to. Alumni give talks about their current work, explain how their degree has helped their career and share advice on preparing for employment. Often talks are followed by a Q and A session.

Career networking events

You’ll know that networking is hugely important in most careers. Alumni help our students perfect their networking skills at the same time as sharing their career experiences. In a ‘speed networking’ format alumni speak to several groups of students before chatting to them in an informal setting. 

Return to your school

Alumni often contribute to lectures, seminars and workshops. By bringing personal experience and real-life examples alumni add an important new dimension to students' academic experience.

Attending open days

Many faculties and schools recruit alumni to come back to campus for visit and open days to talk to prospective students and their parents. They are interested to hear about your Leeds experience and how your degree has helped your career since graduating.

Have a look at our Current opportunities to see how you can get involved on campus.


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What's it like?

Leeds alumna Elly Snare

"Professionally I feel confident in talking to large audiences thanks in part to volunteering, and I have had to examine my own motives for work more closely in order to explain them to the students.

"Most of all, you get a fresh perspective on what you do, which can reinvigorate you - when a 19-year-old says 'Your job sounds really cool', you often think 'You know what? It really is!'"

Elly Snare (History of Art 2007)


"I do actually have some links with the modern languages staff in the faculty now because they invited me back a couple of times to do talks for people who were about to graduate and talk about the job I had – and whether they might be interested (in doing something similar). I found that really interesting to do and really welcomed it.”

(Valerie Hewson, French and Latin 1980)


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