Provide careers support for your alumni community

Graduate employers may reduce their intake of graduates this year. The advice, insight and connections that Bristol alumni can offer newer members of the alumni community are more valuable now than ever. For students and recent graduates exploring their options, the chance to hear from someone further along in their career journey can be critical in making informed decisions about the next step.

Join the Bristol Mentors programme
Bristol Mentors provide crucial guidance and support with career preparation to students who are likely to particularly benefit from your skills and expertise. Mentors are empathetic and good listeners, often have experience of working with young people, and understand the barriers to education and professional success that many students face.

We match mentors with students, and pairs then spend one or two hours per month together (online or, when it is safe to do so, in person) through the academic year. You will be fully supported by the University in your role. Read this story about the impact of mentoring, and read the programme’s details and apply.

Become a Career Expert
Whether you work in the public or private sector, a multi-national company or for yourself, your career path could provide inspiration to others. It’s easy to become a Career Expert through Bristol Connects. If you choose to volunteer in this way, your profile, including your career history and your industry insight, will be available for students and alumni to view. You can choose to be available for students and alumni to connect with on a one-to-one basis, providing help on specialist topics and offering opportunities of your choice. Become a Career Expert today.

Speak at Bristol Connects: live
We are looking for speakers to share their expertise at Bristol Connects: live, our forthcoming online series of career development and networking sessions. If you are experienced in speaking publicly and are willing to share your insights on your industry or ways of working, then we would love to welcome you as a panellist, subject expert or event host.

Panellists and event hosts will speak live, whilst subject experts will provide insight through the event text chat. If you are interested in volunteering for these events or would like to find out more, please contact the Bristol Volunteers team at

We are very grateful for the outstanding contribution of our alumni volunteers across the world: your advice, experience and support have an enormous impact on our students, the alumni community and the University – thank you.

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