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Alumni benefits

As a member of the Brunel alumni Community, you can take advantage of a range of benefits and support that includes exclusive access to our online alumni network platform; discounts on further study; free careers support; access to facilities on campus; and an annual magazine and quarterly e-newsletter. There's even a Brunel Alumni Family Discount for family members of our alumni who are keen to study with us!

Key benefits

Additional benefits and discounts

From your free alumni card to access the Library and bars on campus, to discounted arts courses, guest Wi-Fi, special rates at the Lancaster Hotel & Spa and various company discounts - there's plenty to take advantage of.

Your alumni benefits and discounts include:

Alumni card

Your alumni card will allow you access to the benefits on campus, such as admittance to the Library, Loco's and The Venue and provide you with access to discounted rates on physiotherapy sessions and stays at the Lancaster Hotel and Spa.

Cards are FREE for all Brunel alumni - to claim yours, simply email your name, your current postal address, year of graduation, your subject of study (and your student ID number if you still have it to hand) to the Alumni Team and we will post one out to you.

Alternatively, call into the office (Quad North, room 210) Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm if you'd like to collect it in person.

Archives

Our university archives house documents and artefacts which provide evidence of the rich history of Brunel University, West London Institute of Higher Education, Maria Grey College, Shoreditch College and Borough Road College. If you are conducting research into these institutions or tracing your family history, please email the Alumni Team and we will help to arrange access for you.

Art courses

Tap into your creative side with one of the University's weekly, weekend or summer courses in music and the arts, including painting, photography, pottery and creative writing, to name a few. There's also free Friday lunchtime concerts, student performances and a changing display of artwork on show.

Our alumni are very welcome to join the classes of offer - there’s even a special membership rate valid for the first two years after graduation. Keen to stay updated or enquire about the alumni membership scheme? Subscribe to the weekly email for regular updates by emailing the Arts team to be added to the mailing list, or just pop them through any questions you may have.

Visit Brunel Arts for further information about weekly classes and events and how to get involved.

Brunel email

If you graduated from Brunel after 2012 and would like to set up a Brunel alumni email account, you can! Simply go to any Office.com sign-in page and log in using [student number]@alumni.brunel.ac.uk (please note that PhD graduates may need to contact us in advance to have an email account set up).

If you have any queries or experience any difficulties, please contact the team.

Brunel merchandise

From hoodies and t-shirts to Brunel bags, the UBS has a range of memorabilia for you to wear with pride. Visit the Union of Brunel Students shop for more information.

Campus visits

If you'd like to visit the campus to reminisce and see how things have changed since your student days, you're absolutely welcome to. You can drop by the campus and make use of our pay and display car parking whenever is convenient for you, or we can arrange a guided tour with one of the team. Email us at alumni@brunel.ac.uk if you'd like to discuss booking a visit.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualifications

The Marketing sector is an exciting place to be. With Marketing skills evolving rapidly, the industry can demand a multi-faceted approach, even at entry level. That’s why our Business School have teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to create programmes that will lead you to the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing (Level 4) and the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6), allowing you to gain highly regarded marketing skills and demonstrate to potential employers that you’re career-ready.

We’re pleased to let you know that both the CIM Diploma and Certificate have been set at a preferential rate for our alumni and current students, and are highly subsidised by the Brunel Business School. The fees are also well below those charged by external institutions, with the aim of making this additional qualification accessible to as many of our alumni and students as possible.

The CIM Gateway programme is open to alumni who graduated within the last three years from the following courses: BSc Business & Management (Marketing), MSc Marketing and MSc Corporate Brand Management.

For more information and to book your place, please visit the Brunel CIM Gateway programme webpage.

Company discounts

As a member of the Brunel alumni community, you can take advantage of various company discounts in the local area.

Please note that Brunel University London does not endorse any of the below products nor have an affiliation with any of the companies offering a discount.

BCP Parking - has over 30 years of parking experience, and more than 100 car parks at 25 UK airports. They are offering Brunel Alumni a 12% discount on their Heathrow Airport parking (one of the closest airports to our campus). Click here to access your exclusive BCP Heathrow discount link where your discount is automatically applied (a yellow ‘Your discount code has been applied’ message will appear at the top of the page). Simply enter your selected parking dates and click ‘find parking’ at the top of the page. The next page will display the available Heathrow Airport Parking products, with the 12% discount highlighted in blue.

Health and Fitness Education - are the UK's leading training provider of fitness courses and qualifications. Brunel alumni can take advantage of a 10% discount on fitness qualifications and instructor courses - when booking, simply show your Brunel Alumni Card as proof of your alumni status (as a picture or scanned copy) for the discount to be allocated. Details of how to claim your card can be found in the 'Alumni Card' section above.

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) - is the UK’s professional body for musicians providing musicians with essential advice, insurances, legal help and more. If you graduated with your first music degree within the last ten years, you can join the ISM's growing membership of over 9,000 professional musicians. Our graduate membership is now just £50 for the first three years, increasing to £110 in the fourth year. With this new offer, graduates save £126 on our full rate (a discount of over 70%). Join online, over the phone at 020 7221 3499 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm) or email the membership team

Kogan Page - is the leading independent publisher of business books and content offering a range of CPD-accredited online courses for business skills and career development. Course subjects include core workplace skills such as 'Successful Report and Proposal Writing', business and marketing skills including 'How to Write a Marketing Plan' and 'Dealing with Difficult People' and management skills such as 'Successful Decision Making' and 'Project Management.' Brunel alumni can save 20% on any Kogan Page titles at www.koganpage.com when using the code BRAL20 at the checkout. Alumni can also save 20% on all Kogan Page CPD accredited online workplace skills courses at www.koganpagelearning.com with the code BRUNEL20. Full price workplace skills courses are priced at £9.99 before your discount.

Tinhat offer affordable mobile phone and gadget insurance in the UK, with premiums starting from £4.49 a month. Brought to you by a Brunel alumna, fellow alumni can now save 10% on all insurance premiums by clicking here and entering the voucher code Brunel10 at the checkout.

Travelodge - is the second largest in the budget hotel sector and third biggest hotel chain in the UK. The London Uxbridge hotel is located practically next door to the bus depot and tube station and a short distance away from Brunel - an  ideal place to stay for students and their families. The hotel is also in a brilliant location for those flying to or from Heathrow, with the airport just 20 minutes away by taxi or car. Brunel alumni can enjoy a 5% discount on their booking - simply click here and fill in your contact details - you will then receive an email with a discount code that can be used when booking a room on the hotel website.

Uxbridge Physiotherapy - is a friendly, specialist physiotherapy and massage service for a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints, and are based here on campus. As Brunel alumni, you are aligible for a £10 discount on physio (you'll pay £35 per session) and discounts on massage sessions. Just select 'Brunel staff or student' when booking and show your alumni card and a photo proof of ID when attending.

Entrepreneur support

Are you a start-up or freelancer? The Entrepreneur Hub are here to provide free support for students and graduates who want help to develop their ideas into a winning business.

Family discount on tuition fees

Brunel University London is pleased to offer a discount of 10% off the tuition fees for every year of the course for any new applicant registering onto a course in 2020/21, who has a:

  • Direct family connection to a student enrolled at the University (‘Current Student’) or:
  • Direct family connection to a Graduate/Alumni of the University.

Applicants will need to complete an application form and provide evidence of their connection with a member of the Brunel Alumni Community.

Please visit the Brunel Family Discount Terms and Conditions 2020/21 section on our Scholarship pages for the full terms and conditions and to apply.

Find a friend

Are you looking to track down old classmates? If contact information is available, we are happy to email old friends on your behalf with a personal message and any contact information you'd like to share. Email us at alumni@brunel.ac.uk with the names of who you're trying to trace along with any messages / contact details you'd like to share and we'll do our best to reunite you.

JSTOR - journal / article access

We're thrilled to be able to bring you alumni access to JSTOR - providing FREE access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

To enjoy full Brunel alumni access to the JSTOR site, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your network profile at www.brunelalumni.com from your PC or laptop or via the app.
  2. From the menu, select 'Resources' where you will find the JSTOR link.
  3. Once you have clicked on the JSTOR link, you will be directed to the official JSTOR webpage where you should see ‘Access provided by Brunel University (Alumni Access)’ at the top of the page. This means that you are signed in with full alumni access - there is no need to register separately once on the site.
  4. From here you will be able to browse or search.

Please note that full alumni access to JSTOR is only available if accessed via your profile on the Alumni Network.

If you do not currently have a profile on the Alumni Network platform, head to our 'How to...' guides for information on how to get started.

Lancaster Hotel and Spa

 Whether you’re travelling to campus or the local area for business or pleasure, the Lancaster Hotel and Spa provides the ultimate comfort and service. With en-suite rooms, an indulgent spa, boardrooms, a newly renovated lounge bar and an a`la carte restaurant, this contemporary hotel has been designed to suit all requirements and offers alumni rates and packages, including:

Alumni package 1

Bed and breakfast - package includes a double deluxe room and breakfast Price per night: £110 (single occupancy) / £120 (double occupancy)

Alumni package 2

Bed, breakfast and evening meal - package includes a double deluxe room, breakfast and three couse dinner Price per night: £134 (single occupancy) / £170 (double occupancy)

Alternatively, if you would like to use the venue to host a reunion or group event, dinner (for up to 30 people in the restaurant), finger buffet (for up to 50 people in the bar) and summer barbecue menus (for up to 100 people for a summer barbecue in the river garden) are available.

If you are planning a group visit to the hotel, please contact the Alumni Team - we would be happy to negotiate an alumni group booking discount with the hotel where possible.

Link Magazine and e-newsletter

We're thrilled to bring you your annual alumni Link Magazine containing interviews, the latest Brunel updates and celebrating the achievements of our wonderful alumni community. The magazine can be downloaded as a PDF or epub version or via Issuu. If you’re keen to read old editions of the magazine back to 2008, these are also available for you to download and enjoy via Issuu.

In addition to our annual magazine, you can also subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter - typically landing in inboxes in March, June, September and December - and bringing you all the latest alumni updates, news, events. To get going, simply email us with your updated email address and preferences.

Loco's Bar and The Venue

Keen to revisit your days of student nightlife here on campus? As an Associate Member of UBS, you can still use the campus bars, Loco’s and The Venue (formerly known as The Academy) and purchase tickets for events. You will need to bring photo ID and your Alumni Card to gain entry. So gather your best Brunel buddies and make a night of it (we're sorry to say you will not be able to sign in guests).

Mentoring

Whether you’re looking to become a mentor to a current student or fellow alumni or are perhaps seeking a mentor to support your career journey, there are lots of ways for you to get involved.

Reunions

Are you keen to organise a reunion with your classmates? Let us know if we can help! We're happy to contact your classmates on your behalf and assist with the event arrangements where we can. Email us at alumni@brunel.ac.uk if we can help with your plans.

Santander Cycles Brunel

Our cycle hire scheme is a fantastic way to keep fit and help you get between the Brunel campus, Hillingdon Hospital and Uxbridge town centre quickly and easily.

If you have your @brunel.ac.uk alumni email address (see details above for setting yours up), you can benefit from a discounted £30 membership. You can also buy a termly membership for £10 per term, which corresponds with the official Brunel term dates. Simply select 'Brunel University London' when registering, and choose your preferred subscription from the menu. 

Find out more and get started on the Santander Cycles Brunel website.

Sports facilities

Our world class sports facilities, including the gym, are available for use by alumni and members of the public. Please take a look at our Sports Facilities webpages for more information to get started.

Studio Brunel - Production Hub

Studio Brunel the Student Production Hub open to all students and first year alumni who are interested in the creative world. It is a University supported initiative which endeavours to produce and develop theatre and film projects and productions across the University as a whole.

Alumni are welcome to get involved in the year after graduation and are encouraged to take part on a number of levels, including proposing new projects and beyond. 

Follow the team on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find out more.

Webinars

If you're looking to enhance your personal and professional development, we have a range of fantastic webinar sessions that are well worth a watch; everything from our alumni Lockdown Learning series to tips for making the most of your LinkedIn profile.

Visit the Alumni Network platform and head to the 'Webinars' folder in the 'Resources' section (which you'll find on the main menu) to start watching.

Wellbeing advice and guidance

Whilst your access to the Brunel services have drawn to a close now that you have graduated, there are still a range of services available to you from external organisations who are able to provide advice and guidance when you may need it. 

The Mix is a free helpline providing essential support for young people under 25 related to sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money and jobs.
Tel: 0808 808 4994

NHS (Non-Emergency) 111 is the NHS non-emergency service - it’s fast, easy and free. A highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals, will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical centre. They can also help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. They are also available as NHS 111 online.
Tel: 111

The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.

Mind are a mental health charity who are available to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Tel: 0300 123 3393 or text 86463

Hillingdon Talking Therapies is a free, confidential NHS service which provides psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.
Tel: 01895 206800

Hillingdon Mind are a local organisation who are available to ensure that anyone who lives, works or study’s in Hillingdon and is experiencing a mental health problem can access the support needed.
Tel: (01895) 271559

The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way - about whatever’s getting to you. They are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Tel: 116 123 (UK)

The Central North West London Mental Health Service provide a wide range of mental health services across Milton Keynes and the London boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. Services are available for people at every stage in their life, for children and young people, working age adults and older people.

Wi-Fi access

If you are visiting our campus, Brunel alumni can be granted temporary visitor@brunel Wi-Fi- access for 1 - 5 days for use on their own devices. For further information and to request temporary access, please email the Alumni Team.