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Thank you for your interest in getting involved at the College! With your help we can provide a better learning environment for our former students, strengthen our alumni network and create a richer community around the College for past, present and future students.

No matter how big or small a way you wish to get involved, any participation from former students is invaluable. Our alumni association is all about building lasting connections, enriching education and giving something back to our former students. With opportunities to help your career, recruit employees and enjoy a range of great discounts as well, we’ll do all we can to help you.

Find out more about the opportunities available for you to get involved in, click below to find out more about each area and to register to get involved.

 

Attend an Event

Attend a Reunion

We hold a range of events for students throughout the year at Lewisham and Southwark Colleges which are greatly boosted by our alumni’s attendance – such as careers fairs, graduation events and student achievement awards. Hearing from someone who once stood in their shoes is incredibly valuable for our students and inspires them to pursue their career ambitions. Social media has made easy to keep in touch with your former classmates on a superficial level, but there’s nothing like getting together face-to-face once in a while.

Why not come along to one of our alumni reunions, reconnect with some old faces and find out what your fellow students are up to now?

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Come and Talk to our Students

Provide a Testimonial

Hearing about the success of someone who was once in their position, and the range of opportunities available after they finish College, can really help to inspire current students. We’d love to welcome you back to share your story – either for a guest talk or in a less informal setting such as at one of our careers evenings. We’re always on the lookout for testimonials from former students about their experiences since leaving College and how studying has helped them to achieve their career goals. If you’d be happy to complete a short online interview which will be shared through the Alumni Stories section of this website, please click below.
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Find Out About Hiring an Apprentice

Provide a Work Experience Opportunity

Apprentices are a great resource for businesses, giving employers access to a stream of young people who are enthusiastic, ambitious and loyal. With 96% of employers who take on an apprentice reporting a benefit to their business, and 80% saying that apprenticeships reduce staff turnover, what are you waiting for? At Lewisham and Southwark Colleges we’re strong believers in ‘learning by doing’, which is why work experience is built into most of our courses. By providing a work experience opportunity you’ll give a student the chance to get real, hands-on experience of working life and boost their employability. As a business, you’ll benefit from an injection of fresh ideas and enthusiasm, and an extra pair of hands in your workplace.
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Become a Mentor 

Join our #madeby Programme

 Do you feel you could help a young person or adult by giving them the benefit of your experience through regular mentoring? Our mentoring scheme pairs up alumni with students aiming for a career in your sector and starts a valuable dialogue between you and your mentee. You can provide mentoring through face-to-face sessions, phone calls, emails – whatever works best for you. Did Lewisham or Southwark College help make you the person you are today? Then we’d love you to tell us your story! Our #madeby social media programme aims to highlight how the experience of studying at our Colleges has helped shape our successful alumni. To get involved, just tell us which college you studied at and what part of your learning experience had the biggest influence on you.
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