Alumni Association

Welcome to your Alumni Association

Alumni AssociationThe University of Leicester adds more than 4,000 new alumni to its family every year, and this ever-growing network has now reached over 154,000 members. As soon as you graduate you will join fellow alumni such as:

  • Natalie Bennet, Leader of the Green Party
  • Will Tudor, Actor
  • Selina Nwulu, Young Poet Laureate for London 2015

The Alumni Association is a great resource that you can call upon at any time and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) is here to help you make connections and to keep in touch.

DARO aims to ensure that the graduate community, both in the UK and Overseas, enjoys a rewarding and enduring involvement with their university. We aim to create and sustain connections with alumni and hope that you want to get involved and will want to contribute to your university for years to come.

Whether it is through your business expertise, by offering guidance and mentoring, work placements and internships to current students, or by making a philanthropic gift to the University, alumni can have a long-term, positive impact on Leicester and its students.

Benefits and Services

Graduates automatically join our Alumni Association on graduation day. The Association gives access to a terrific resource which can be called upon at any time. Whether you are seeking career opportunities or support, fellow University of Leicester alumni and the Alumni Relations Office can give the assistance you need.

The Development and Alumni Relations Office exists to maintain strong links with graduates, parents, friends and supporters of the University of Leicester through a programme of events, services and communications.

One of the best ways we can do this is by helping you to set up alumni ‘chapters’. These can be organised as either informal or formal alumni groups, designed to help you reconnect, network, and socialise with each other. They can also help the university with particular projects such as increasing student recruitment, launching a fundraising appeal, volunteering to mentor students or recent graduates, or helping us organise events linked to our forthcoming Centenary.

We are also responsible for encouraging and stewarding philanthropic gifts to support a range of needs, including bursaries for students, campus facilities and state-of-the-art research equipment.

Alumni are able to keep up-to-date with University and graduate news through our annual magazine, regular e-newsletters, and via our alumni social media channels. Our programme of events is also a popular way for graduates to reconnect, from the annual Alumni Black Tie Dinner in London, to our 'Leicester on Tour' events and reunions for alumni and their families.

The University is a charity and was founded on philanthropic donations from local families - and we'd love you to get involved to help us in our fundraising efforts. From helping with bucket collections to running a marathon, you could support everything from student societies to lifesaving medical research.

You can access the following information on the development and alumni relations website pages:

Alumni Upcoming Events

Latest Alumni News

Setting up an Alumni Chapter

Our Alumni

How we support you

Support us

Alumni E-Newsletter



T: +44 (0) 116 223 1071


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