Alumni Chapters

This guide aims to help you develop and run alumni chapters. Please remember, you don’t have to do everything by yourself; the Alumni Relations team is here to help with practical advice, guidance and tips. We look forward to working with you to help grow the Leicester family.

What is an alumni chapter?

Alumni chapters are social and/or professional networking groups organised by and for the University of Leicester alumni. They help to bring fellow graduates together to participate in local activities and events, in a fun and friendly environment.

Chapters can be powerful and efficient information hubs, making it much easier to share ideas and messages between alumni and the University. They also provide a local contact for alumni, parents, and current and future students.

How chapters work

Chapters provide a welcoming and inclusive environment to all alumni and can be based anywhere in the world. Most chapters are organised geographically, aimed at alumni living in a particular city, region or country. But they can also be organised thematically – for instance around a particular academic discipline or department, career, or interest.

Some chapters may be organised both geographically and thematically – a chapter in a city may attract mainly alumni with degrees from a particular school or department. In those cases, we encourage chapter organisers to find ways to be as inclusive as possible of local alumni from other disciplines. It may be possible, for instance, to host some events that are open to all alumni and others that just cater to those from a particular discipline.

However they are constituted, the most effective and successful chapters communicate regularly and effectively with fellow alumni, the Development and Alumni Relations Office, the Standing Committee of the Alumni Association and, in some cases, with University schools or departments.

An introduction to setting up an alumni chapterContact details and assistance

Click here to find out how to set up, or join an alumni chapter.

Click here to find out about chapter expectations.

Click here to find out about Leicester on Tour events.

Click here to fill in the online application form.

Downloadable files:

Application Form

Terms and Conditions

General Guidance

Model Constitution

Help with activities and events

Terms of Reference

Chris Shaw, Assistant Director, Development & Alumni Relations Office

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2470; Email chris.shaw@le.ac.uk

Rachel Selfridge, Alumni Relations Manager

Tel: +44 (0)116 373 6275; Email rachel.selfridge@le.ac.uk


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