In today's busy world as people relocate, emigrate or get married, we naturally find that we've lost touch with some of our former students. Our campaign is calling out to USW's worldwide community to help locate our 'missing alumni', ensuring that all former students get the full benefit of being a USW graduate.
Helping front our campaign is our 1981-1984 Polytechnic of Wales Footballers who came together and visited us here on campus, in June this year.
Left to Right – Peter Scott, Ceri Small, Wayne Anderson, Martin Phillips, John Simmons, Graeme Sibley, Andy Hale, Adrian Smith and John James
Through the sterling work of group leader Martin Phillips (HND Civil Engineering, 1984) Operations Manager, Keepmoat Group, this particular group remains connected to this very day and continues to access alumni benefits and services.
In fact, Martin's work in helping the group remain connected was recognised in this year's Alumni Awards where he claimed top spot in our Excellence in Service Award category.
Martin has been integral to invigorating the 1981-1984 Polytechnic of Wales Football Team ahead of their 35th anniversary year. Drawing together players who, for some, had not been in touch for over 30 years, Martin has spent significant hours reaching out via social media and via the Alumni Relations Team. In working doggedly over the years, Martin has held interim reunions including one in London, and has enabled the University to tap into alumni expertise at the highest levels. Some of Martin’s team mates have since returned to campus as guest lecturers within our Careers Futures programming. Read more about the Polytechnic of Wales Footballers June reunion.
Whether for the benefit of class reunion, helping the University access graduate talent to support our guest speaker programmes or wider alumni volunteer opportunities - can you help spread the word to friends or family who studied at the University of Glamorgan or University of Wales, Newport?