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UU Connects: Discover Your Alumni Benefits

Alumni Benefits & Services

After you graduate, you become a lifetime member of the Ulster University alumni community and we offer exclusive benefits and services just for you!

UU Connects are the Alumni Relations Team at Ulster University and we work to deliver these benefits for you, our alumni community.

Click on the sections below to discover your alumni benefits and services and how to access them.

  • Connect and grow your network

    Follow UU Connects on LinkedIn to join our global alumni community.


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


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

    Inspire and be inspired

    Stay informed about volunteering opportunities with the university and other ways to inspire fellow graduates and current students.

  • 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.

  • 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:

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

    Learn more about transcripts, letters confirming awards or replacement certificates

  • 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.

  • Advertise or search for graduate job opportunities

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

    Introducing Handshake

    Handshake is an exclusive platform for Ulster University students and graduates designed to help you search for internships, placements and graduate jobs. Membership is completely free and you can also avail of support from our Graduate Futures Team.

    Companies can also sign up to promote their opportunities with our student and graduate network.

    Looking for a more experienced graduate?

    Is your opportunity more suited to a graduate further along in their career development journey? Share your opportunity in our Ulster University Alumni LinkedIn Group -  a professional network over 6,700 Ulster University alumni waiting to connect with you.

  • 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.

  • Free career development support 

    As an Ulster University graduate, you can access further career development support from the university's Graduate Futures Team. Book a one-to-one consultation with a Graduate Development Coach today and receive free careers guidance and support with finding the right job for you.

    Visit the Graduate Futures Homepage to find out more about career support and services for Ulster University graduates.

  • Organise a reunion

    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

    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.

  • Complimentary will writing service

    Ulster University alumni can benefit from a complimentary will writing service via Kennedy Burchill, specialists in will writing and estate planning.

    Availing of this complimentary service could save you up to £700, so we hope you will make use of this special offer.

    It is very simple to sign up: simply go to the registration page and once your information is completed and returned, a phone meeting will be arranged with a Kennedy Burchill Will Advisor who will go through the process until the final will is issued.

    To find out more about the service, you can view the Why Having a Will Matters pdf on the registration page.