Alumni

Is the strength of your alumni relationships based on the value of the exchange?

Is the strength of your alumni relationships based on the value of the exchange?

I’ve spent some time recently meeting university alumni teams discussing some of the challenges they face in today’s climate with higher education under increased scrutiny and pressure. We talked about current approaches to encouraging recent graduates to join the alumni fold; recruiting older graduates to be active alumni and finding the best way of reaching out to them if email…
Experts in ‘now’: making the most of your alumni in the era of the TEF

Experts in ‘now’: making the most of your alumni in the era of the TEF

In the rapidly changing landscape of the UK labour market and higher education sector, recent graduates have experience that institutions can take advantage of to provide up-to-date, first-hand advice to current and prospective students about making it on the road to career and life success. Alterline's Dr Beth Carley discusses how alumni engagement can contribute to the strategic objectives of universities…
Redefining alumni relations at London South Bank University

Redefining alumni relations at London South Bank University

  "We use the report produced by Alterline as the foundation for all our work." Olivia Rainford, Head of Alumni Relations   With a renewed focus on the University’s mission of improving the social mobility of its students and to help re-position Alumni Relations as an important contributor to the University, Alterline were commissioned to run an extensive research project with…
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"I feel so lucky to have graduated today because there are so many people in the world without an education. I wish there was less emphasis on drinking and more on meeting people on a real level. I grew up in social housing it’s been really interesting meeting people from such different backgrounds; it’s a real eye opener." “The first…

New project announcement:

Alumni Relations at London South Bank University

London South Bank University’s Alumni Relations team want to position themselves as a key player in delivering the university’s corporate plan. To inform this process, Alterline has been commissioned to help them explore what successful alumni engagement looks like to their internal stakeholders and to better understand and segment their alumni population.

‘We’re delighted to be working with Alterline for this project. Having worked with the team before at other organisations I know they will bring a fantastic level of analysis and interpretation to their findings. There’s a huge amount of potential for us at LSBU to help increase the impact of our alumni in the world and the work with Alterline will help us ensure we’re heading in the right direction. The team ‘get it’ and that’s what makes them a pleasure to work with!’ 

Olivia Rainford, Senior Manager – Alumni Relations