Leicester Connect

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What is Leicester Connect? 

Leicester Connect is designed to help alumni stay connected with the University of Leicester and fellow graduates from around the world. This dedicated online social platform will give you access to university news, information about alumni chapters, careers advice, and, via the Professional Mentoring Service, gives you an opportunity to become a mentor for students and to find alumni who have registered as mentors.

Leicester Connect is managed by the Alumni Relations team at the University and enables you to search for friends from your class year, subject or country of residence, allowing you to discover what they have been up to since graduating. 

You can also search for fellow alumni by identifying skills, expertise and individual employers too, allowing you to build upon your professional networks.

Other things you can do on Leicester Connect:

  • Find out about upcoming events, such as the small informal Leicester on Tour networking series, or larger, formal events, such as the annual Alumni Association Black Tie Dinner
  • Hear about interesting university news
  • Share their stories and successes
  • Post your own photos, videos and events 
  • Write blog posts for the platform

University events are also promoted on the platform; so if you want to visit campus for the next series of inspiring open lectures, or events like Literary Leicester, Leicester Connect will keep them up to date. Leicester Connect can also be used to organise campus return or reunion.  

The Alumni Relations team thinks the best way to stay connected with graduates is to reach out to you as early as possible following your graduation. Therefore immediately following graduation we are inviting all graduates to become members of the Alumni Association and to join Leicester Connect. 

2017 graduates are the first cohort to be invited onto Leicester Connect, but eventually we would like all alumni to register on it.   

How to register 

Look out for an email in your University account which will contain an invitation to join Leicester Connect. Here you will be given a link to the platform, and a unique code that will allow you to set up your own profile. You can choose to register with Linkedin, Facebook (allowing you to automatically pull information from these profiles) or your email address. 

Leicester Connect is a great way to keep in touch, and we want you to join!

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Use this graduation checklist to make sure that you have done everything you need to do before the ceremony, and know what to do on the day.

Contact Us

If you have any general enquiries about your graduation please contact the the Graduation Team on 0116 252 2448 or graduation@le.ac.uk