Alumni

Alumni FAQs - Recent graduates

I'm interested in further study. What are my options?

Check out our postgraduates courses online. You can also view current funding options online too.

What help do you offer graduates who are looking to set up their own enterprise?

Visit our Bright Ideas website for handy hints and tips linked to pursuing a more entrepreneurial future. More.

Do you already have my contact detail or do I need to submit my info?

As a graduate the Alumni Relations Office will have your details including your postal address and email, from your time as a student. As you move house or change job, we'd love to hear from you. This will help us keep you connected to your classmates and the University.

When can I expect to hear from the University next?

As a graduate and if we hold a valid email address for you, you will start to receive regular e-communications helping you keep connected to your network. You can also always visit us online to view the latest events and opportunities you may be interested in.

What's the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey all about?

Supported by USW Careers, the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DHLE) survey is a national initiative completed by all UK HE institutions and collects data from recent graduates who are 6 months out. Data is submitted to HESA anonymously and feeds into statistical information that's published for individual courses and league tables. Info submitted helps to inform prospective USW students and academic research. You should expect to be contacted by USW Careers between November and March following Summer graduation. Find out more about the DHLE survey from USW Careers.

Can I opt out of hearing from the University?

Yes of course! Although we'd love to keep in touch to keep you up to date with the latest from your course, your classmates and the benefits and services on offer to you throughout the coming years.  However, if you'd prefer not to hear from us, simply let us know and we can ensure our database reflects your wishes. If you change your mind in the future, again just let us know and we can update the database to reflect your wishes at that time.

What else can you tell me about how my data is collected and used?

Further detail about how we collected and use your data can be found online.

I've not yet secured a job, can the University help?

As a graduate you can access free careers support from the Careers & Employability Service. Whether signing up to a one to one careers appointment, accessing the latest job vacancies or attending one of our many careers events, check out the latest online.

I forgot to buy some merchandise on the day. Am I still able to view the range?

The latest USW alumni gift range is always available during summer and winter Graduations and can also be ordered over the phone or via our Order Form throughout the year. Orders can be collected from campus or for a P&P fee can be sent through the post

Profits from every purchase are donated back to our fund to help support the student experience.

I'm missing uni already. When can we have our first reunion?

The Alumni Office can help graduates organise class reunions and they typically start from one year out from graduation. We invite cohorts thinking of arranging a reunion to join our annual Alumni Big Weekend (new for 2016) as you'll be able to take advantage of campus tours, lectures and more. Check back with our events calendar from October 2015 onwards for further information about this new reunion weekend.

I've not received my graduation certificate - help!

Please contact Student Administration who will be able to help you.


I'd like to connect with the University on LinkedIn - how do I do this?

View the University and the destination of our graduates on the LinkedIn University pages.

I'd like to connect with USW Alumni on LinkedIn - how do I do this?

View the USW Alumni LinkedIn group online. Join us.


What's your Twitter handle?

USW Alumni official Twitter handle is @USWAlumni. Come join the conversation and engage in real time. Visit us on Twitter.

Is the University on YouTube?

Check out the latest video content from across the University. Visit us on YouTube.