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Join hundreds of alumni and friends who share their expertise and insights whilst developing their own skills.

Panel speakers wanted

The Employability and Careers team are looking for alumni working in various industries to participate in a series of upcoming career events in March. The events will be open to students from all degrees interested in starting a career in the specific industry. Volunteer opportunities will be approximately 1.5 hours of your time and can include:

  • Taking part in a panel as a speaker
  • Delivering a lecture-style session
  • Running a workshop
  • Delivering a 10-minute 'lightening' talk
  • Participating in an application series and provide constructive criticism on pitches
  • Networking

Register your interest and find out more about each volunteer opportunity below.

  • Careers in Law w/c 20 March

We are seeking alumni with a Law degree or are professionals working in the legal industry in any capacity, including practicing law, consultancy, people's advisory services, to support students interested in working this sector.
Location: Greenwich Campus / Online

  • Careers in Game Design w/c 27 March

This opportunity is open to alumni working in the games design industry in any capacity, including as a games designer, coder, illustrator, entrepreneur, writer, PR, marketing, events, etc.
Location: Greenwich Campus / Online

  • Careers in Charity on Wednesday 29 March

If you’re alumni working charity, we are seeking professional for individual talks. The talks will be followed by a careers fair where students can speak to employers about opportunities available within the charity sector.
Location: Greenwich Campus

Register for any one of the opportunities above – you can select more than one industry!

Support students at the next Open Day

Would you like to inspire the next generation of Greenwich students by sharing your experience of life at university?

Direct access to alumni who have experienced life in the "real world" is an invaluable opportunity for prospective students to plan and prepare for life at Greenwich. As a member of the alumni community, your experiences can resonate with current and prospective students.

Join us at Greenwich, Avery Hill or Medway campus on Saturday 24 June 2023 for the next University of Greenwich Open Day. There are lots of different ways of getting involved such as:

  • Joining a Department talk and supporting with a Q&A session
  • Speaking with prospective students about your university experiences at a Faculty, Greenwich Students’ Union, or Employability and Careers stand

Fill in the expression of interest form with your preferences by Friday 26 May and a member of the Events team will be in touch with further information. If you are applying after the deadline, we will make note of this and get in touch for any new Open Day opportunity.

Support the university's outreach work

The UK Student Recruitment have teamed up with The Adecco Group and recently launched a new outreach programme aimed at young people aged 13-15 in schools across the country.

They are seeking expressions of interest for alumni to feature in online workshops where volunteers will have an opportunity to share their career experiences with young people and also co-facilitate activities within the workshops. The workshops will take place online via Zoom either in a 2-hour session or a 4-hour virtual half-day session and will take place during the school day (9am-3pm). The workshops will focus on skills and career pathways in the following sectors: engineering, construction, creative industries and business services.

The ideal volunteer is somebody happy to discuss their career journey and help support young people thinking about their future. Full training will be delivered by The Adecco Group and will cover an overview of the programme, content of the virtual workshops and tips and support for facilitating.

If you are interested in this opportunity email alumni@gre​.ac.uk.

Become a Giving Champion

We are seeking Giving Champions who will utilise their networks and communities to showcase giving to Greenwich, starting with our new crowdfunding programme. We will ask you to select and fundraise for at least one project that's close to your heart. We will give you all the tools you need, including template emails/social media posts, images, etc.

You could form part of a community of change makers by redefining the culture of giving among our wider community. As a Giving Champion, you would raise awareness of the varied ways our community of supporters can make a difference through fundraising.

Whatever your connection, you could help us reach a wider audience than we can alone.

Please register your interest online or email fundraising@insurancequotesadvice.com

Volunteer at the University of Greenwich Legal Advice Centre

The University of Greenwich Legal Advice Centre has been established to enable students studying law at the University to obtain practical legal experience and are looking for volunteers. If you are a qualified solicitor or barrister with 3 years PQE then you are welcome to approach the director of the service to enquire about volunteering.

Find out more here or email lawemployability@insurancequotesadvice.com.

Big Picture Lecture Series

Greenwich Business School are looking for new and exciting speakers to take part in the next cycle of Big Picture Seminars.

The seminars will encompass a wide range of topics including: Finance (Personal and Business), Sustainability, Personal Branding, Tech in Business, Spotlight on Diversity and What next?

Student feedback has informed the latest series which will involve in-person sessions (with an online option). Seminars will run each Wednesday between October 2022 and March 2023.

If this sounds like something you are interested in participating in, please contact businessevents@greenwich.ac.uk.

Offer employment opportunities

Our Employability & Careers Service can work with you or your contacts to source students or graduates for your business. We are also interested in hearing about virtual opportunities and any other ways we might be able to work together to enhance student and graduate employability.

Alternatively, a placement enables students and graduates to apply their knowledge and acquire practical experience during or shortly after their studies.

To register your interest in future volunteering opportunities, please complete the short form below.

  • Now that I have graduated, there were things I wish I had known during my time at university. So I felt it was important for me to become a volunteer to pass on knowledge and to guide current students.

    - Clinton Niemba, BSc Sports Science