You'll become "BU alumni" when you graduate from your course.
That means you'll still be part of the BU community even after you've embarked on new adventures.
It means you get free careers advice, access to sector-specific networking events and groups, and discounts on future study and with a range of partner organisations such as Santander.
It also means you still have the chance to get involved with life at BU as well as raise your profile and build your personal brand.
You could become an international ambassador, share your journey with students of the future, deliver workshops with the Global Talent Programme or for students on your course, as well as bring your organisation to career events on campus to recruit the next generation of BU graduates.
Our alumni team will be in a Fusion pod every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-2pm throughout March so pop along to find out how to make the most of your membership and check out our 'Graduate of the Week' on social media this month too.
What our alumni say...
Being involved with the alumni association has given me some great opportunities and support. I was recently invited to speak about being a female entrepreneur, which was a chance to spread the word about my business, while also networking with other alumni and experts. I am looking forward to networking with other alumni to see how we can all help each other.”
Tracey Blake, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism and founder of Student Nannies
BU has helped me to stay connected with other alumni since returning to China. BU alumni work in different fields and I find it helpful to maintain connections for potential career opportunities.”
Queenie Zheng, MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management and Analyst at Solidiance Management Consulting
The university experience doesn’t have to end at graduation. As an alumnus you can stay in touch with all the developments at BU and have access to certain benefits. For me, the most worthwhile aspect has been the ability to link with faculty staff and attract placement students to my organisation. We have also run several projects through the Student Project Bank and been able to collaborate on different areas of work. There are also opportunities to help shape the futures of current students, by offering your experience and advice.”
Brian Heppenstall, BSc (Hons) Environmental Protection and Senior Ranger at Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, Dorset
I recently returned to Bournemouth University to take part in a Facebook Live about female entrepreneurship. It was an absolutely fantastic opportunity to meet other alumni and generate some PR for my business. I’ve made some great contacts, who I will stay in touch with. It has broadened my network and given me the opportunity to share my story and to hear others’ stories. It has been great to stay connected via the alumni community.”
Gemma Whates, HND Advertising and Marketing Communications and founder of Allbymama.com
I’ve really valued staying connected with BU as an alumnus of the MBA programme. It helps keep my thinking fresh and has challenged me to approach things differently. It is all too easy to get stuck in the day-to-day of your career once you leave university. Keeping that connection is a great way to hold onto the passion and energy we once had when we were always learning new things. It’s always a pleasure reconnecting with my fellow alumni and I have to say, in a world where networks really matter, my best ideas and business ventures have in some shape or form been connected to my friends, colleagues and alumni at the university.”
Russ Taplin, Master of Business Administration and founder of Mmm Thoughtful Business Ltd
As an alumnus of BU, I keep a close connection with my lecturers and I’m able to provide input on the latest issues affecting our industry. This connection has also led to students using my business as a real-life project, which brings benefits for both parties.”
Christian Schneider, BA (Hons) Business Studies and founder of local business Monty’s Lounge