Stay Connected – Join our Alumni

It’s never been easier to get in touch with old friends, organise reunions and receive the latest University Centre at Blackburn College news.

Once you graduate from your course you’ll automatically join our Alumni Network which will enable your University Centre at Blackburn College experience to last much longer than your degree programme.

Being part of our Alumni Network, brings you exclusive invitations to events, networking opportunities and e-newsletters. It also enables you to keep in touch with us – letting us know how you’ve got on upon completion of your course as you enter graduate careers and beyond. 

Social Media

You can also stay up-to-date with all things Blackburn College by becoming a fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter and now you can join our new LinkedIn group.

We hope you’ll spread the word to your fellow alumni, we want everyone who has studied here to be part of our growing network.

Benefits

Discounts on Further Study

If you are a UCBC graduate enrolling on an eligible professional programme at the University Centre, you could benefit from a reduction in tuition fees. Students graduating with a First Class Honours degree from University Centre at Blackburn College are now given an additional 20% discount on Professional Courses.

Careers Service

Graduates from University Centre at Blackburn College are entitled to use the Careers Service for career guidance interviews for up to one year after graduation. You are also welcome to attend workshops and Careers Fairs. Even after this year you are more than welcome to come and book an appointment with one of our careers advisors who will do their utmost to help you.

Our Careers Advisers also work with employers in many ways including advertising job vacancies, hosting recruitment activities and conducting interviews. Phone 01254 29 29 29 or email thehub@blackburn.ac.uk to make an appointment.

Events and Reunions

We plan to organise reunions throughout the year and can help you to reunite with friends on campus. We also plan to hold a series of free networking events and public lectures that former students are invited to attend. This will help maintain your level of professional development as you embark upon your career.

To sign up to our Alumni Network, please email alumni@blackburn.ac.uk.

Supporting University Centre at Blackburn College

Be a Student Mentor

Once you have embarked upon your graduate career you may like to give back to a student at UCBC by becoming an Employer Mentor. This scheme will match you up with a mentee from UCBC to help them develop the skills and experience employers need. We will help put you in touch with a student for you to contact.

For the student it’s an opportunity to network and expand career opportunities and will help them to plan their own business if you are self-employed as well as giving the student an insight into an organisation. You may review a student’s CV, covering letter and application forms or help with work shadowing opportunities at your employer, for example.

For more information contact our Employability Hub on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

Provide a Work Placement or Work-Based Learning Opportunity

At University Centre at Blackburn College we work closely with businesses, public and voluntary sector organisations to ensure our courses meet the needs of employers in all sectors. We can also develop tailored university-level courses to meet the specific needs of an individual organisation. If you feel there’s a need in a particular sector you’ve gone on to work in and other providers are missing it we’d love to hear from you. Phone 01254 292500 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

Many courses include Work Based Learning and/or placements as part of the learning process. It may be that in your new employment you are able to offer a work placement to a UCBC student – you should contact us on 01254 292500 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

Share your Experiences

We’d like to know where your student journey has led you. You might be a teacher in a school where you did a study placement, or an artist working with one of our business partners, or you may be pursuing an entirely unexpected career path. Your achievements are important and could help to motivate and encourage current and prospective students.

If you’d like to share your story for our magazines, prospectuses and website, please get in touch with us. Please contact Ben Taylor, Marketing Manager by email on b.taylor@blackburn.ac.uk.

Share your memories

Have you got a particular fond memory of your time at University Centre at Blackburn College? Perhaps you’re now married to the boy from the back of the class who you did your best to ignore when you enrolled? What did you enjoy most about your time here? Do you have any stories about your favourite teachers or the good friends that you made?

Please contact Ben Taylor, Marketing Manager by email on b.taylor@blackburn.ac.uk.