Benefits and services

Find out more about the benefits of staying connected after you graduate and other services we offer alumni of Ulster University.

Graduation marks the beginning of a new phase of your relationship with the University.

As an alumnus or alumna you are a lifetime member of the Ulster University Alumni Association and we aim to develop a mutually beneficial life-long relationship with you.

Graduates of the University are entitled to many benefits and services:

  • Connect and grow your network

    Join your global graduate network: UU Connects, where you can expand your professional network.

    Connect

    Find, connect and reminisce with fellow graduates. See what they have been up to and stay in touch.

    Network

    Tap into the UU Connects community and expand your professional network.

    Inspire and be inspired

    Inspire current students and fellow graduates by volunteering your time, signing up as a mentor or offering placements/jobs. Or seek out a mentor for yourself.

  • Keep your University email

    It is University policy that graduates may continue to access their Office365 email after graduation and will be provided an ‘email for life’ as Alumni of the University.

    Continued Office 365 email access is also essential to ensure you can retain access to your Higher Education Achievement Report.

  • Free access to University libraries

    All graduates of Ulster University resident in the UK and ROI can join the Library as alumni borrowers. Alumni borrowers may borrow up to two standard loan books and will be able to request books from any of our Campus Libraries.

    The application process is completed online and following verification by the Alumni Relations Office a borrower card will be sent out within five days by the Library staff.

    Alumni membership of the Library is for 12 months at a time, but can be renewed on confirmation of your contact details.

    The Library regrets that access to e-journals, databases and other online resources is not available to alumni borrowers because of strict licensing rules limiting access to current staff and students of the University.

  • 10% off further study*

    Whether for career advancement or personal development for you or your employees we are ready to help you take the next step.

    Ulster University alumni may be eligible to receive a 10% discount on their tuition fees (criteria apply)..

    This discount applies to full-time and part-time postgraduate taught programmes (including Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development short courses/modules) only and excludes PGCE and PhD programmes.

    Find out more about studying at Ulster:

    Find out more about this alumni discount and the relevant fee

  • Requests for transcripts, letters confirming awards or replacement certificates

    You can find out more information on all the areas below via our Examinations Office.

    • Request a Transcript
    • Request a replacement Certificate
    • Request postage of a Certificate
    • Diploma Supplement
    • Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)
    • Qualifications and Credit Framework
  • Invites for exclusive events

    The Development and Alumni Relations Office run various social, arts, cultural, educational and business networking events throughout the year.

    To be kept informed about such events please remember to keep in touch and ensure we have your up to date details, especially your preferred email address.

  • Engage students on placement, work experience or internships

    We can help promote jobs and/or placements whether you are an employer wishing to promote your opportunity or a graduate seeking a job.

    Do you have an opportunity you would like to promote?

    If so are you looking for:

    A current student/recent graduate?

    As a former student of the University you can register your interest in providing students with work experience/placement opportunities via our new online network.

    If you are not a graduate of Ulster University but are an employer with relevant opportunities why not talk to our Careers service about placements or advertising your job opportunity with the Career Development Centre.

    A more experienced graduate?

    If you have a job opportunity in your company to advertise please feel free to post it on our social media channels:

    You can also send us the details for our next edition of our bi-monthly e-newsletter which goes to 60 000+ alumni and friends of the University - alumni@ulster.ac.uk

  • Discounted membership of the University's Sports centres

    Alumni wishing to use the sports facilities at Ulster University will receive discounted memberships as Ulster Associates.

    The University's sports facilities are world-class and staff are always on hand to help.

    Facilities are campus specific and although there are no sports facilities at the Belfast campus the extensive facilities at Jordanstown are only seven miles away.

  • Support with career development

    As an Ulster University graduate you can access the Career Development Centre (CDC) services for up to three years after graduation.

    The Career Development Centre provides careers information, advice and guidance on finding the right job for you.

    We are exploring additional programmes in partnership with Careers to help further support recent graduates in getting employment.

  • Support for reunions

    If you have decided you would like to organise a reunion whether that is for a specific class, year or special celebration, we are here to help, just email alumni@ulster.ac.uk

    We can promote the reunion via our various forms of communication (social media, email, newsletter etc) and we may be able to suggest venues or supply some additional support.