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Postgraduate Research Handbook

Alumni Relations

After completing your first semester at Alliance Manchester Business School, you become part of a thriving community of ambitious professionals from diverse backgrounds (over 50,000 alumni in 169 countries). We encourage you to remain connected with your classmates and to connect with the Alliance Manchester Business School and the wider University of Manchester alumni community.

Take advantage of this ready-made network that can provide you with lifetime support and assistance in your professional development by registering with Your Manchester Online ( - the exclusive portal for University of Manchester alumni!

  • Update your personal and professional profile;
  • Use our global calendar of events and to book your place online;
  • Access free electronic library resources to enhance your personal and professional development;
  • Access to legal advice centre;
  • Receive discounts on membership to professional bodies, retail, entertainment services and more;
  • Read the latest news and discuss topical issues;
  • Receive a monthly eNewsletter, providing you with current opinion pieces, event details as well as University and alumni group news;
  • Register your interest in the regional alumni groups and get involved.

How Alumni Relations and the community can help you during your studies

During your studies we can assist you with your research by connecting you with alumni where possible. This may be for specific information on a particular company or industry sector or for help from the community in completing surveys that you are undertaking.

We will also send regular communications, keeping you updated on what’s happening in Alumni Relations including information on events both in the UK and globally. One of the key benefits of being an alumnus of Alliance Manchester Business School is the benefit of networking with people across the globe. We help facilitate and support this networking through events, an eNewsletter, and our alumni associations/groups.

We currently work with around 40 official alumni groups worldwide and we are using popular social networking sites Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as communications tools.

How alumni support current students

There are many ways that alumni choose to stay involved with the School including mentoring current students, offering groups, internships and full-time recruitment opportunities, returning to the School or speaking at alumni events where they share their knowledge and expertise, helping at recruitment fairs offering financial support with one-off gifts and regular donations to help the School for student scholarships and to provide world class facilities for generations to come.