Volunteer

Give back your time to inspire the next generation of students and graduates whilst developing your own skills.

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Join hundreds of alumni and friends who share their expertise and insights whilst developing their own skills.

Live opportunities

Although we seek volunteers to support students and graduates all year round, we sometimes need alumni to help us urgently. We will post these activities in this section.

Be a Greenwich Giving Champion

From midday Friday 1 October to midday Monday 4 October Greenwich is hosting a Giving Weekend to raise vital funds for the Innocence Project London. The 72 hour digital fundraising campaign is the first of its kind at Greenwich and we have an ambitious target of £10,000.

We would be delighted if you would agree to pledge your support for this campaign by becoming a Champion of this giving event. Please complete this short online form to register your interest.

To understand more you would be very welcome to join us virtually at 5pm on Monday 27th September where we will explain this exciting campaign, the Champion role in more detail and answer any questions you might have.  We will also provide you with a toolkit containing everything you need to know.

Big Picture Seminar speakers wanted

If you have an interesting perspective on a discipline that is covered by the Business School , and would be interested in speaking at the next series of Big Picture Seminars (late 2021 onwards) then we would love to hear from you.

Recent speakers include Dorothy Byrne, Editor-at-Large at Channel 4 and Steve Sayer, VP and GM at the 02 Arena. To register your interest, email us at alumni@gre.ac.uk.

Participate in an online survey and win a £20 Amazon voucher!

This PhD study, by Devanshi Vikamsey from the University's School of Human Sciences, investigates identity, ostracism and wellbeing among recent graduates in the years after leaving university. To be eligible to take part, you must have completed your studies in the last three years. You can find out more about the study, and start the questionnaire, here.

Inspire the Greenwich community

Share the knowledge and experience you’ve gained since graduating with our current students through inspirational talks, such as the Big Picture Seminar series, or alumni case studies, like Greenwich Snapshots.

Network, mentor and advise

Ask Alumni is an online community where you can ask alumni for advice. Beneficial to both current and former students, alumni are encouraged to create a profile detailing their expertise and the ways in which they can offer advice.

The University also runs a variety of virtual and in-person mentoring schemes throughout the year and across all faculties. If you are interested in becoming a Greenwich Careers Mentor, please submit your interest via this online form. You can also email mentoring@gre.ac.uk for more information.

Help prospective students

Prospective students often ask to hear from an alumnus who was either on the same programme or is from the same region, ideally both! If you would be open to hearing from prospective students via email or skype, please let us know and we will add your details to our list of volunteers.

In addition, colleagues attending recruitment fairs and related events can often benefit from alumni participation. Again, let us know if you would be happy to attend a recruitment event near you and speak to prospective students in person.

Offer employment opportunities

A placement enables students and graduates to apply their knowledge and acquire practical experience during or shortly after their studies.

Our Employability & Careers Service can work with you or your contacts to source students or graduates for your business. We are also interested in hearing about virtual opportunities and any other ways we might be able to work together to enhance student and graduate employability.

Degree Apprenticeships

Greenwich offers a range of degree apprenticeships to employers. The University is an established training provider working directly with employers across many sectors. Find out more about degree apprenticeships.

Become an Alumni Ambassador

Our alumni community comprises of 250,000 former students. Through soon-to-be established alumni societies, we will plan and connect alumni to each other by interests, whether they are regional, professional or purely social. Please get in touch to register your interest.

In the meantime, we  want to support alumni who are interested in organising an alumni reunion or a networking event to meet former students either near you or working in a similar industry. Alumni events, whether on or offline, are a great way to grow your network and ours.

We can provide you with guidance, promote your event and manage registrations. We may also be able to help you source a speaker or liaise with a venue on your behalf.

  • Now that I have graduated, there were things I wish I had known during my time at university. So I felt it was important for me to become a volunteer to pass on knowledge and to guide current students.

    - Clinton Niemba, BSc Sports Science