Each year, Coventry University Group receives support of alumni, friends, local businesses and entrepreneurs. The gift of time and expertise benefit the University Group in many important ways, and the impact of our supporters cannot be underestimated.

By supporting us, you can make a vital contribution to what makes us successful. You can support both current and prospective students and maintain and grow our global reputation.

It’s not just about giving, you get a lot back!

There are many benefits to volunteering your support, such as developing your skills, meeting interesting people, promoting your company and keeping in touch with fellow alumni and academics, all whilst supporting a cause you care about.

We are always delighted to welcome new alumni to the volunteering community, and there are many ways in which you can help.

Supporting a student with a work placement or becoming a mentor can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Individuals and businesses who are interested in helping shape future leaders and benefitting  from the enthusiasm and innovation Coventry University’s students offer, can give their support in the following ways:

Provide an internship or work placement

Could your business benefit from a boost of fresh ideas and enthusiasm? Offering an internship or work experience is a great way to tap into the latest thinking and an ideal opportunity for students to improve their future employability prospects. Real work experience is a major asset for any students’ CV and can help build contacts as well as confidence.
If you would like to advertise an internship or work placement, please contact us directly.

Give a careers talk

Sharing your experience of working in industry can help to inform and influence students about future career options. Offering words of wisdom about the realities of working life and sharing top tips for getting started can offer inspiration and encouragement in their employment search.
Contact us directly if you are interested in giving a careers talk

Advertise graduate roles

If your company offers a graduate scheme or graduate placements, then why not invite applications from your alma mater? Just let the Alumni Office know and we can help advertise your company’s current graduate roles and bring the next generation of Coventry talent into your business.
If you would like to advertise a role to Coventry graduates, please join our alumni platform CUAlumni.org where you'll be able to advertise to thousands of fellow graduates.

Become a mentor

Dedicating time to mentor a student can be rewarding for everyone involved. Your experience could help someone focus on the skills they need to develop or the experience they should gain. A guiding hand at the early stages of someone’s professional life can make a positive impact on their future.
If you would like to mentor a graduate, please join our alumni platform CUAlumni.org.  If you would like to mentor a current student, please contact us directly.

Manage an alumni group

Alumni groups are a great way to interact with like-minded graduates and you can get involved with a group on a subject, region or country.  We already host a number of international alumni boards that can be seen on our international pages, if you would like to get involved then please do be in contact. 

To discuss opportunities please contact us.