Benefits and services
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
Search our Alumni Directory and/or our new Online Alumni Network for friends and fellow graduates from Ulster University and discover the best way to contact friends you may have lost touch with and fellow graduates you may want to network with.
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.
Link to FAQs on keeping your Ulster University email
Continued Office 365 email access is also essential to ensure you can retain access to your Higher Education Achievement Report(HEAR).
Free access to the 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 will receive a 10% discount on their tuition fees. 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:
- Postgraduate study at Ulster *
- Undergraduate prospectus
- Postgraduate prospectus - Links to old prospectus 16-17
- Distance learning
- Short Courses
- Fees and finance
* Ulster University alumni commencing a programme with an intake year of 2017/18 will receive a 10% discount on their tuition fees. This discount applies to full-time and part-time postgraduate taught programmes only and excludes PGCE and PhD programmes. For further details on this discount and the relevant fees visit: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/postgraduate
Access duplicate certificates, transcripts or a copy of your syllabus
Duplicate certificate and transcripts
Requests for transcripts of academic record should be directed to the appropriate campus Examinations Office. If you wish to request a transcript request or a replacement award certificate click on the links below:
Access the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)
For graduates who enrolled on a full-time undergraduate degree programme, or integrated Master’s degree, on a main campus from 2011/12 we can provide you with HEAR – an enhanced digital transcript which includes both academic and extra-curricular achievements to supplement the traditional degree award.
HEAR is a digital document that allows you to showcase your achievements to employers or postgraduate tutors as well as enabling you to review your progress and plan future activities during your time in higher education.
On occasion, you may be asked by another educational institution or a professional body to provide detailed syllabus information about your studies, which you do not have in your possession. The University may be able to supply such information from its archive.
The Academic Office is responsible for maintaining the official file for the University courses and undergraduate Honours subjects. A file is maintained for each course and subject. Syllabus information in the form of module descriptions is accessible for the last 25 years.
Syllabuses are provided by the Academic Office and requests for information must be made on the Syllabus Request Form, further information and the form can be found here. The fee for a syllabus- which includes a transcript - is £70.
This service is not available to students of external institutions who should consult the institution where they studied.
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
You can find out more about what the CDC can offer by cliking this link: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/graduates.
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 email@example.com
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.
The following guide should help you make the occasion as stress free as possible.