Graduation day often seems like the end of your time at Warwick. In reality though, it’s just the start of something new. From the day you graduate you become a member of the Warwick alumni community and being a member of this exclusive group has its advantages. There’s a long list of alumni benefits and we are constantly adding new ones and improving the existing ones (you can find more information here).
Feedback from alumni is particularly useful and we are always keen to hear how we can improve our services.
Here are a few benefits and services that we’ve launched recently and which might be of interest to alumni:
Access to JSTOR and Emerald for 2013 graduates
We are currently trialling a programme which will give alumni access to JSTOR and Emerald. JSTOR and Emerald are huge digital libraries of academic journals, books and primary sources and are something we have been asked about for many years. We know that many alumni will be interested in this but it’s currently only available to summer 2013 alumni.
Email for life for 2013 graduates
Changing email addresses is a pain which is why we’ve offered email forwarding for some years. Now we’re trialling a programme which has given alumni who graduated from summer 2013 onwards the chance to keep their student email address. No need to change anything at all. Watch this space for developments.
Discounted membership of Warwick Sport
Alumni have always told us that sport was a large part of their Warwick experience. Just because you’ve graduated doesn’t give you the excuse to ease up on your keep fit regimen. Alumni can now benefit from sizeable discounts on their membership of Warwick Sport. Whether you want to swim, lift weights or play squash you will now only pay the same price as current staff.
Share the benefits of your experience
Who better to give alumni careers advice than alumni who been there and done it? Online careers advice from alumni is now available via our LinkedIn group: Ask Warwick Alumni. Over 750 alumni and students have registered to ask questions and to share the benefit of their experiences. Members can post opportunities or ask for advice and offer insight into their career field. Whether you want to know typical titles for entry-level positions, good websites for careers advice or how to find summer internships there should be someone who can help you. This is an exclusive and supportive environment in which members can learn from each other.
Promote your company
For alumni who own and run companies or have a product that they'd like to offer to the Warwick community at a discounted rate there is now the opportunity to advertise it on the alumni website. Whether it's a holiday cottage, a restaurant or professional service, this is your opportunity to promote it directly to thousands of other Warwick graduates.
This is just a selection of the benefits available to Warwick alumni. We would like to see as many of you as possible taking advantage of them. To do this, the best thing to do is to apply for an alumni swipe card. Once that’s done you will be able to access these benefits and on-campus facilities such as the Library, Learning Grid, Sports Centre and Students’ Union and continue to use your Eating at Warwick credit. Visit warwick.ac.uk/alumni/services for more information.