Benefits for our alumni

The ULSB Alumni Network provides you with access to a diverse community of graduates from around the world who share one thing in common, they studied at the University of Leicester School of Business.

Please find below a list of the reasons why continuing your relationship with the School is beneficial both professionally and personally. Many members realise greater benefits by simply getting involved. Contact us to see how you can contribute to the success of the School of Business.

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.

Executive education

Whether you are just entering the job market or you're at the pinnacle of your career, developing your skills, knowledge and networks is of critical importance. The ULSB Alumni Network provides a series of events, workshops and courses to assist you with your continuing professional development.

We regularly host executive development workshops on topical themes. These workshops allow you to build your knowledge on a new topic and share your experiences with enthusiastic individuals. Alumni of the School of Business are given preferential access to the workshops and where possible at a discounted fee. In addition to the workshop we also offer short online course opportunities. 

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 the School of Business we continue to support you after you have graduated with your career development. Support is available by contacting the School's Career Development Manager Jane Howie, or visiting the University's Career Development Service.

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.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

This structured support service offers you the opportunity to discuss your entrepreneurial plans, whether this is simply exploring skills needed to become an entrepreneur, initial exploratory ideas, start-up business planning and reviewing existing business development. Meet our Entrepreneurs in Residence.

Business services

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

Choose from projects and internships with our current students, or consultancy and collaborative research with our academic team, to help you to develop market insights or strategy intelligence in your business.

Our Associate Deans for Enterprise will work with you to identify suitable students or researchers to offer an excellent and affordable way to ensure that vital work is undertaken in your company.

Recruit future talent

Hiring staff can be fraught with uncertainty. One thing you can trust is that hiring a Leicester graduate will mean that they have been through the same robust experience that you benefited from. Whether you are looking for bright young talent from our undergraduates or experienced hires amongst our international MBA cohort, get in touch.

In addition offering an internship or placement opportunity can be a great way to support the next generation of managers. Our students can bring enthusiasm and fresh perspectives to your organisation, while benefitting from your experience and guidance.

Guest lecturers

We frequently involve leading practitioners from our alumni community in the delivery of our modules helping our current students to frame their knowledge with practical insight.

Discounted further study

A 20% alumni discount on tuition fees is applicable to self-financing students pursuing both campus based (full-time and part-time) and distance learning PhD modes. It is available if the successful applicant has previously graduated from the University of Leicester with either an undergraduate, master's degree or a PGCE, whether they studied on campus or by distance learning.

In addition to the above, you will also benefit from the services offered by the University's alumni services.