Supporting Keele University
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Giving your Time - Volunteering Opportunities
There are many ways to give your time, knowledge and skills to support Keele University and its students.
Post Graduate Mentoring Scheme
The aim of the Post Graduate Mentor Scheme is to provide online advice, to help prospective students who have concerns about what postgraduate study is like. Volunteer mentors may receive up to 10 questions from prospective students in an academic year, and all advice is given online and in your own time.
Offer an Internship / Placement opportunity with your organisation
Keele University is committed to developing and strengthening links with business and organisations and we would like to offer our alumni the opportunity to gain additional support. This might range from a short-term placement for a final year student to a full year paid placement. Summer placements take place between June and September. You might prefer to offer a term-time placement, usually between October and January. Our Careers & Employability team can provide more information about internship criteria and the support that you will receive if you take on a placement student.
Host a student group (Visit My Workplace/Keele in the City)
Through our Keele in the City programme, alumni can invite a group of students interested in a particular sector or profession to one or more workplaces. You and your organisation share your perspectives and help students make their career choices. Visits are usually followed by a Keele in the City event - an informal networking opportunity and social occasion for alumni and students together.
Our Faculty and Careers & Employability teams are keen to invite alumni speakers to careers events on campus who can talk about their career journeys and inspire students to think about the options available to them. This might be an informal talk or a more formal presentation - with groups or individual students.
We would love to know more about what you have been doing since graduation. Profiles of our alumni may feature on our website and in careers information for students. We welcome profiles form all career stages but especially from more recent graduates who can inspire and inform current students about their first career steps. Update your current employment details here.
Inspire prospective students with a few words about your time at Keele?
Why Keele? Tell us about your time or course at Keele and why you chose to study your course at Keele. Short quotes can appear in our marketing materials to help promote our courses and campus to prospective new students.
Support your School's Alumni Circle
You can help staff and students from your former School (Department), course or academic programme. Alumni Circles Volunteers may provide testimonials, success stories, case studies, or attend networking and careers events with students pursuing particular courses.
Join our network of Keele in the World Ambassadors
Help us to build a Keele alumni network in your country or region as a Keele in the World Ambassador.
Become a Keele Global Friend
Meet our Global Education (Study Abroad) or International Year students while they study in your country - enhance their international and inter-cultural experience.
Be an International ‘Living Prospectus’
Advise prospective students and offer holders in your country; tell them what to expect and support pre-departure briefings with the Keele International Team.
If you are interested in supporting any of the above volunteering opportunities, Alumni HQ will be delighted to hear from you.