Alumni Centenary Census

Our Alumni Census has now closed. Thank you so much for being one of our amazing alumni to complete the Census. Thanks to you we received almost double the number of responses that our Census company advised us to expect (and they work with a lot of universities!). There is certainly something special about our Alumni, so thank you!

Having completed the Census, you will help inform our alumni programme and help guide and encourage prospective students coming to Leicester, as well as new graduates as they step out into the world.

Our Centenary Alumni Census results so far include:

  • Close to 7,000 alumni completed the Census
  • 59% of respondents were Undergraduate and 41% Postgraduates
  • 22% of respondents had studied Distance Learning and 78% were Campus Based
  • 60% had graduated post-millennium and 40% pre
  • 67% of respondents were based in the UK and 33% outside of the UK
  • There is a preference for attending online events
  • 91% of alumni rated their time at the University of Leicester as either good or excellent
  • Almost a third of alumni undertake voluntary work, with most volunteering for a charitable cause
  • Most alumni had donated to charity within the last 3 years.
  • 38% of alumni have not yet volunteered but would consider doing so in the future

We as an Alumni Team are also excited to pass on the good news that the University of Leicester has climbed into the top 30 of the Complete University Guide 2023. A rise of 11 places means we are now ranked 29th in the league table of Higher Education Institutions in the UK.

The news comes off the back of our huge leap in the Guardian University Guide 2022 rankings and our incredible performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), with Clinical Medicine, Sports Science and Sociology all ranked top in the UK for research outputs, and both our Archaeology and Biological Sciences research also ranked number one in the UK for impact.

As we delve further into the rich feedback and information you have provided, we will be in touch with more findings and insights to share with you over the coming weeks and months.

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