What does alumni really mean?

Graduation is just around the corner for many Roehampton students, and life after university awaits. Whilst completing your degree and graduating from Roehampton is what you joined us to do, what actually is an alumni? Here is a helpful explanation and a summary of all the benefits that being a Roehampton Alumni gives you access to.

Alumni is another word for graduate, and comes in a variety of forms:

  • Alumna – one female graduate
  • Alumnus – one male graduate
  • Alumnae – group of female graduates
  • Alumni – group of male or mixed gender graduates

All those who have finished their course remain a part of the University community, but in a new capacity as an alumni. Being an alumni means that you will continue to have access to a variety of benefits, opportunities and events hosted by the University, allowing you to continue to grow your network and feel supported by the institution you graduated from. In order to ensure that you receive all the latest news from Roehampton, make sure to keep your contact details up to date here.

Roehampton’s Alumni, Development and Careers department will always be here for you, ready to hear from you, and willing to support you in a variety of ways, outlined below:


Roehampton’s career portal is useful at all stages of your career, whether just starting out or further down the line. From a CV builder to job listings, via interview advice and online workshops, make sure to get your sign-in from careers@roehampton.ac.uk and start using this resource ASAP.

Roehampton Connect

Make the most of Roehampton’s dedicated professional e-mentoring and networking site, where students, alumni, staff and friends of the University can sign up to be either a mentor or a mentee.

20% Discount for On-Campus Further Study

Can’t get enough of Roehampton? Enroll on a higher programme of study after you graduate (even if you studied here for study abroad/exchange) and receive a 20% discount on your tuition fees.

Other Benefits:

  • 25% Discount for Guest Accommodation
  • 10% Discount for Venue Hire
  • Free Venue Hire for Reunions
  • Library Access and Discount
  • Gym Roehampton Discount
  • RSU Associate Membership

Want to learn more? Head to our dedicated Alumni pages on our website and like the Roehampton Alumni Facebook Page!

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