Chapters and Ambassadors

Building and maintaining your social capital is a key business skills. With ULSB graduates located around the world in a variety of different industries and professions, the ability to access a network with key decision makers is an invaluable asset of staying in touch.

Chapters

We host networking events for alumni across the world and over the last few years the School has been working to build Chapters in key regions, with Chapters formed in Ghana (West Africa), East Africa, and the UAE. We are looking to extend beyond this.

A chapter is a formal body which is recognised by the University as a regional representative body for School and University graduates. Chapters are run by a small team of alumni who are tasked with working with the University to host networking events, dinners and professional development opportunities.

There is a formal process for the development of chapter. This will usually commence with a series of network building events organised by the School. Individual alumni will be approached to consider developing a team to form a chapter. A formal application to be recognised as a chapter is then expected, this is reviewed by us in the first instance, before being sent to the University's Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Once a chapter has been formed, the School will work with the chapter to host an inaugural event to promote the chapter's work in the region. Each chapter is expected to have a social media platform (e.g. Facebook).

A chapter is regional, this may be specific to a country, province or several countries, dependent on the context. A chapter is not programme or study level specific, it is open to all graduates from courses of the School of Business and the wider university. Should chapter members wish to form sub-chapters e.g. MBA Alumni, they are fully entitled to do this and the School will support them, however the priority is the generic chapter in the first instance.

Some examples of events and activities that chapters could consider include:

  • Establishing an organising team to provide a point of contact with alumni in the region.
  • Building the network through social media, face to face and telephone.
  • Establishing a Facebook page or similar for the chapter.
  • Arranging networking events with/without local guest speakers.
  • Working with the School to deliver professional development workshops.
  • Arranging a reception or dinner to be hosted by a university representative.
  • Sharing job, project or consultancy opportunities.
  • Arranging discount schemes with local firms for Leicester alumni.
  • Providing mentoring to current students.

If you are interested in forming a chapter please contact us.

Ambassadors

Choosing where to study is a difficult decision and there is no better way to show what studying at Leicester is like than by our alumni sharing your experiences. We are always looking for alumni to act as ambassadors who can offer advice, support and information about what it was like to live and/or study in Leicester to prospective students.

We particularly value alumni input for:

  • Recruitment fairs (both in the UK and overseas)
  • Careers fairs
  • Induction weeks

The time commitment is minimal, and you will be fully supported in the role by the School.

To find out more or to register your interest as an ambassador please contact us.

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