Benefits for our alumni

ULSB offers a range of both professional and personal services for alumni designed to help you be connected and expand your networks, be informed and flourish in your career and stay up-to-date and involved with how ULSB evolves in the future.

Whatever stage your career or business is at, we have a range of flexible services and training opportunities to suit you: 

Alumni Loyalty Discount

Receive a 20% alumni discount on further study.

Careers support

It is more important than ever in today’s competitive business environment to adopt a strategic and proactive approach to your career, and here at ULSB our careers support doesn’t end at graduation. We have a dedicated Careers team who work closely with the award-winning University Career Development Service  to provide you with the support you need after graduation. Contact the ULSB Careers team at ulsb.careers@leicester.ac.uk.

You may find it useful to research external career organisations and recruitment consultants and to sign up to the University of Leicester MyCareers service, through which you can find out about various graduate roles and other employment vacancies. 

You can also follow us on LinkedIn and request to join our LinkedIn groups specifically for ULSB Students and Alumni and ULSB MBA Alumni, where we post details of various opportunities as they arise.

Executive education

Whether you are just entering the job market or at the pinnacle of your career, developing your skills, knowledge and networks is of critical importance. ULSB combines the latest research informed theory with practitioner insight to provide engaging and thought-provoking CPD courses.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

This structured support service offers you the opportunity to explore initial entrepreneurial ideas, plan start-ups and review existing business development. Meet our Entrepreneurs in Residence.

Appointments are free, and can be held in person or by telephone or Skype so you can access the service wherever you are.

Access to the latest market intelligence

School of Business alumni are able to access Business Source Alumni (a database of 1,300 full-text business magazines and journals), of which over 650 are peer-reviewed. To gain access to Business Source Alumni please fill out the Application for Alumni access form.

Members of the ULSB Alumni Network can also gain access to the Leicester Research Archive, a repository service for all research publications by our staff. For information regarding other databases and resources available to School of Business alumni please visit the Digital Library Information Resources website.

Business services

With an academic team of over 150 experts and thousands of students, we are well placed to support your business.

Whether you want to offer a project or internship to our current students, or work with our academic team on collaborative research or on a consultancy basis, we can help you develop market insights and strategic intelligence in your business.

Our Associate Deans for Enterprise will work with you to identify the most suitable students and/or researchers, and so you can be sure to be offered an excellent and affordable way to ensure your company gets the very best it can from the experience.

Get in touch at ulsb.alumni@leicester.ac.uk for more information.

Recruit future talent

Gain fresh perspectives by hiring our bright young graduates, hire experienced leaders from our international MBA cohort or support the next generation of managers by offering a student internship or placement opportunity. 

You can trust that our talented students and graduates have been through the same robust experience that you benefited from and will bring energy and enthusiasm to your organisation, while benefitting from the experience you have gained from life as a Leicester graduate yourself.

Get in touch at ulsb.alumni@leicester.ac.uk for more information.

On-campus opportunities

We love to welcome alumni back to campus to join us for professional, academic and social activities. We are particularly interested to hear from alumni who have the expertise and interest to be involved in:

  • Guest speaker opportunities
  • Supporting careers-related events for current students and graduates
Get in touch at ulsb.alumni@leicester.ac.uk for more information.

Additional benefits

In addition to the above, we work closely with the Alumni Engagement Office and other University departments so that you can also benefit from the following additional services:

  • The Gryphon – your annual alumni magazine 
  • The Paternoster – your quarterly alumni e-newsletter
  • Free library reference card, and reduced rate borrowing card 
  • Discounted membership to the University's sports facilities
  • Find a friend and reunion assistance