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

Mentor a current student

Ask Alumni+ is our online community for Greenwich alumni, staff and students. The platform is now the home of the University's Career Mentoring programme, which is open to students from all faculties. Registration to be a Career Mentor is now open until 30th October. Career Mentoring will run from January to June 2023.

How to register as a new Career Mentor

  1. Mentors must first register for Ask Alumni+ using this link (You can register using your Facebook, Google or LinkedIn profile) and is quick and easy to do.
  2. If you are already registered on Ask Alumni+ but haven't previously taken part in mentoring, please update your profile and complete the mandatory questions (your answers will be used to match you with a suitable student).
  3. Once complete, please ‘request to join’ the ‘University of Greenwich Career Mentoring’ community (this can be found on the community tab).

Previous Career Mentor on Ask Alumni+

If you would like to continue mentoring, please complete the following steps to update your profile for the latest changes.

  1. Edit your Ask Alumni+ profile and complete the mandatory questions (your answers will be used to match you with a suitable student).
  2. Search for ‘University of Greenwich Career Mentoring’ community and ‘request to join’ to be a part of the 2022-23 mentoring programme. Please join the new community before 25th October as this will indicate your interest to continue. We will be deleting the ‘Greenwich Business School Career Mentoring Programme’ community on the same date.

Matching of mentees to mentors will take place after Sunday 30 October by the Career Mentoring Team.

If you would like further information about career mentoring at the university, please email mentoring@gre.ac.uk.

The Student Consultancy Project

The Student Consultancy Project aims to provide students with a valuable opportunity to develop practical consultancy skills, undertaking a project related to a real business issue / opportunity for a live client organisation.

You will be supporting aspiring consultants to gain valuable experience to add to their graduate CV. The project may also allow you to scope out potential candidates for roles within your organisation.

What we need from you:

  • A two-page brief outlining the project you would like the students to undertake for you, plus a 5-minute video introducing yourself and some context behind the project. Your project can focus on any problem / opportunity of interest to your organisation.
  • Four online 30-minute meetings with the students during the course of the project. Ideally, these should take place in October 2022, December 2022, January 2023 and February 2023.
  • Attendance at the students’ final presentation in March 2023 – likely 30 minutes plus time for your questions and feedback. This will take place online

What you can expect:

  • Pro-bono consultancy work from dedicated final year students who have self-selected to take part in this project.
  • Tangible outputs – the students’ final presentation will outline their key findings, practical recommendations and a structured, costed action plan; all of this will be underpinned by bespoke data collection and analysis. You will receive a copy of this presentation.
  • No further input required aside from what it outlined above. An academic member of the Student Consultancy Project Leadership team will act as a supervisor for each student team, handling day to day queries and requests for written feedback.

For more information, contact Julia Tybura, Student Consultancy Project Team Leader at j.h.tybura@gre.ac.uk

Volunteer at the University of Greenwich Legal Advice Centre

The University of Greenwich Legal Advice Centre has been established to enable students studying law at the University to obtain practical legal experience and are looking for volunteers. If you are a qualified solicitor or barrister with 3 years PQE then you are welcome to approach the director of the service to enquire about volunteering.

Find out more here or email lawemployability@gre.ac.uk.

UK Student Recruitment Outreach Programme

UK Student Recruitment have teamed up with Adecco to launch a new outreach programme aimed at young people aged 13-15 in schools across the country. They are seeking expressions of interest for alumni to feature in online workshops focusing on skills and career pathways in the following sectors: engineering, construction, creative industries and business services.

Full training will be provided. If you are interested in this opportunity email development@gre​.ac.uk.

Big Picture Lecture Series

Greenwich Business School are looking for new and exciting speakers to take part in the next cycle of Big Picture Seminars.

The seminars will encompass a wide range of topics including: Finance (Personal and Business), Sustainability, Personal Branding, Tech in Business, Spotlight on Diversity and What next?

Student feedback has informed the latest series which will involve in-person sessions (with an online option). Seminars will run each Wednesday between October 2022 and March 2023.

Email development@greenwich.ac.uk to find out more or register your interest directly using this form.

Offer employment opportunities

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.

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

Become a Giving Champion

We are seeking Giving Champions who will utilise their networks and communities to showcase giving to Greenwich, starting with our new crowdfunding programme. We will ask you to select and fundraise for at least one project that's close to your heart. We will give you all the tools you need, including template emails/social media posts, images, etc.

You could form part of a community of change makers by redefining the culture of giving among our wider community. As a Giving Champion, you would raise awareness of the varied ways our community of supporters can make a difference through fundraising.

Whatever your connection, you could help us reach a wider audience than we can alone.

Please register your interest online or email fundraising@gre.ac.uk

  • 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