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Alumni and Industry Fellowship Programme

Volunteer as part of our Alumni and Industry Fellowship Programme and make a difference to the lives of Nottingham Trent University (NTU) students. Our worldwide network of 1,000 talented alumni and industry volunteers give their time to support, encourage, and inspire our current students and recent graduates.

What is the Programme?


What's in it for our Fellows?

The Alumni and Industry Fellowship Programme utilises its diverse and talented cohort of alumni to add value and enrich the experiences of both current and previous students. Focusing on supporting students from identified disadvantaged backgrounds, it increases their social capital, and prioritises activity associated with developing employability skills.

From speaking at events and mentoring students, to providing guided interview practice and publishing blogs, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved – wherever you are in the world, and whatever your interests might be. Your knowledge, skills, connections, and experience could make the key difference to our students’ professional prospects. There is no time requirement for volunteering with us – our programme is flexible; and is designed to work around your own interests and availability.

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive community and we particularly welcome applications from alumni who represent the diversity of our local communities and wider society.

New programme developments

The Alumni and Industry Fellowship Programme is a collaborative initiative. Feedback from volunteers is regularly sought, with the aim of creating a programme that offers flexibility, reflects the different stages of professional and personal lives, and transcends geographical borders.

Throughout the summer the team have been working to incorporate these suggestions into future plans, some of the key changes include:

  • Greater focus on supporting employability skills amongst some of our most disadvantaged cohorts of students
  • The introduction of a series of social, professional and industry specific workshops to allow Fellows to develop their own skills and insights
  • Additional opportunities to support recent graduates to establish themselves professionally
  • Greater transparency in evidencing the impact the programme is having
  • Enhanced recognition of volunteering milestones.

It was a pleasure to participate, the steady stream of questions was realistic, insightful and on point.

NTU Alumni Fellow, after participating in the Women’s Development Programme coffee morning

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to stay connected with the University, and your peers. The programme is delivered flexibly, with projects taking place both on campus and virtually. There is no minimum time requirement, activities take place at various times throughout the week and can be scheduled around your existing commitments.

In addition to supporting our students and developing your own portfolio of skills, the key benefits of volunteering include:


  • use of the title "Alumni / Industry Fellow"
  • a closed, Alumni and Industry Fellows LinkedIn group
  • industry-focused reunions
  • access to our campuses, facilities, and resources
  • continuing professional development workshops and seminars
  • discounted membership to RSViP, an exclusive “members only” networking group based in Nottingham.


  • a prestigious and dedicated award for outstanding Alumni and Industry Fellows, presented at graduation
  • priority invitations to NTU’s events and initiatives, including our annual Alumni and Industry Fellowship Celebration Event
  • milestone badges to recognise the volume of time an individual has volunteered
  • termly programme impact reports and updates
  • regular opportunities to feedback on individual activities and/or the programme as a whole and to shape the future direction of projects delivered.

Term Two impact report (January to April 2023)

Standout event: NSA&D matriculation

Alumni Fellows supported the event, where over 1,400 students attended

Alumni Fellows support provided

to teams in the Mansfield Hub, SSS, NBS, NLS, ARES, SST, ADBE, NSA&D and AAH

Virtual and in-person support

at City, Clifton, Brackenhurst and Mansfield Campuses

53 different activities and events supported

by Alumni Fellows

101 Alumni Fellows

volunteered their time

295 hours volunteered

A range of activities supported

including mentoring, practice assessment centres, guest lectures, panel events and more

1,332 students

interacted with an Alumni Fellow

If you're already an Alumni or Industry Fellow, why not help us spread the word and inspire others to get involved? Visit our toolkit page to get started.

It was great to come along to the Mansfield Fellows welcome event. I was incredibly impressed and proud to see the development and vision of the NTU provision in Mansfield and look forward to supporting as a Fellow.

An Alumni Fellow who supported the Mansfield Hub Welcome Event

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