Setting up an alumni chapter

Downloadable files:

Application Form

Terms and Conditions

General Guidance

Model Constitution

Help with activities and events

Terms of Reference

Existing alumni chapters

There may already be an existing chapter in your area, so before you decide to set one up, please check by looking at our alumni chapters map on the Alumni Relations website. Alternatively write to alumni.relations@le.ac.uk and we will provide you with contact details.

Setting up a new chapter

If you want to set up a new chapter, great! We’re here to help and want you to make it a success. The University of Leicester does not prescribe a specific format or structure for an alumni chapter. Chapters vary from a single alumnus using an email list or a WhatsApp group to organise monthly meetings or social events, to a formally constituted group with an agreed operating procedure.

Most groups begin with small, informal gatherings and over time will grow based on the interests of members.

Chapters typically begin with an individual willing to take an early leadership role and attract a group of enthusiastic alumni who want to join with them.  More formal groups usually start with three or four alumni who are prepared to take on the role of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Events Organiser. After that, it is about your desire and enthusiasm to run networking and other events and, of course, an interest in the University of Leicester and a willingness to assist with developing our alumni network.

Whichever route you choose, the University of Leicester will need an ‘official’ contact for the chapter.

Process

1) To start the process, we ask you to complete an alumni chapter application form. You can also fill in the online application here.

2) Once we receive your application form you will be asked to confirm you have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions. You can download these here.

3) We will then contact you to discuss your ideas and to see how we can help you. Once both parties are satisfied that setting up a chapter is feasible we are good to go. You may want to start by agreeing some terms of reference for the group. Draft terms of reference can be found here:

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