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Guide our students

From mentoring and online profiles to delivering careers or industry talks and employing Brunel talent - your support really can make all the difference in inspiring and guiding our students and alumni.

There are lots of ways for you to get involved...

 Other ways to inspire our students

Offer careers advice or guest lectures

If you are a specialist in a particular industry, have had experience in a specific field and/or you’ve had an interesting career journey related to your degree subject, we’d love to have you visit the campus to share your experiences, advice and guidance with the next generation of Brunel graduates.

You can support our current students by sharing your knowledge and experience during guest lectures in academic subject modules or at our various careers sessions and industry events. You could even inspire prospective Brunel students by speaking at one of our undergraduate Open Days for prospective students, our Applicant / Experience Days for offer holders or perhaps one of our postgraduate Open Evenings.

We’d love to have you on board - your experience and advice really could help to inspire our students towards their future career paths. When opportunities arise, we will typically make a request for speakers by email or via a message through our alumni network platform to those alumni who have indicated that they would be willing to help. Alternatively, you can email us with your availability and preferences and we can let you know what’s cropping up.

Research collaboration

We are happy to forward any requests onto the relevant University contacts should you have a proposal for a collaborative research project.

Please feel free to email us with the full details.

Alternatively, you are welcome to browse our Brunel research areas for information and contact details.


Professional voluntary opportunities

If you’re keen to develop some professional voluntary experience - whether it's to add to your CV and discuss in upcoming interviews or if you’re just looking to give back - we have plenty of opportunities cropping up to get involved with. Whether it’s delivering a talk about your career, providing industry insights or joining guest panels at one of our recruitment events, your support can make such difference to our current and prospective students in inspiring their study choices and career paths.

Upcoming opportunities:

Finance Uncovered - Speed Networking Event
Date: 9 October 2019
Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
The opportunity: Our Careers Team are seeking alumni from the finance industry to join a 'Finance Uncovered' speed networking event for current students where you’ll answer questions and provide a valuable insight into your role and career journey.
How to get involved: Email alumni@brunel.ac.uk if you’d like to take part.

Biomedical Science - Student Networking Event
Date: 15 October 2019
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
The opportunity: Our Careers team are seeking Biomed alumni (who graduated from 2014 onwards) who are currently working to join their networking event for second year Biomed students. The event aims to introduce the current students to alumni from their course in order to showcase what’s possible from their degree.
How to get involved: Email alumni@brunel.ac.uk if you’d like to take part.

Brunel Robotics Expo - Speaker Required
Date: 29 November 2019
Time: 2.00pm
The opportunity: We are seeking alumni from the robotics and/or AI industry to deliver a short talk and provide some inspiration to our students and guests. If you’ve set up your own company in this area, are working at a senior level in the industry and /or are generally doing wonderful things in the field, we’d love to hear from you.
How to get involved: Email alumni@brunel.ac.uk if you’d like to take part.

Professional Mentoring and E-Mentoring Programmes
Please note: Registration as a mentor is welcomed throughout the year. Face-to-face mentoring typically runs from November to May whilst e-mentoring takes place from November to November.
The opportunity: These programmes are career-focused and you will be connected with a student to advise and guide them in developing their interpersonal skills for employment, provide sector insights and help to identify career goals. You'll also be able to develop your own mentoring and coaching skills along the way.
How to get involved: For more information, please take a look at the Professional Mentoring webpages. To become a mentor, please register via the Become a Mentor webpage.

Women in Brunel Engineering and Computing (WiBEC) Mentoring Programme
Please note: Mentoring on the WiBEC programme typically runs from November to May, however registering as a mentor is welcomed throughout the year.
The opportunity: We’re actively looking for mentors with engineering or computer science related specialisms to mentor our current students. You will help to set personal goals and work together towards achieving positive change. By sharing your knowledge, experience, expertise and industry insights you can help your mentee develop a competitive edge in the graduate job market.
How to get involved: For more information, please take a look at the WiBEC webpage and head to the Become a Mentor section if you’d like to learn more about your role as a mentor.