Business School Alumni

Giving back your time

Female alum on a banner - Become a volunteer

One of the greatest gifts we can give is to help others and here at Nottingham you can do something amazing to help our students and alumni as a volunteer.

Types of activity available

There is something to suit everyone and your support will make a huge difference. Here is a selection of the diverse range of activities and opportunities on offer at Nottingham University Business School.

We have a range of opportunities whether you have 30 minutes or want a more termlong-term commitment. Depending on the role,these can either be done in person or virtually from home or at work wherever you are in the world.

  • Student recruitment fairs in the UK and internationally.
  • Supporting Business School open days.
  • Talking to applicants about your time as a student.
  • Advising on the curriculum for your subject or profession.
  • Taking an active role in the alumni community in your region.
  • Providing work placements, shadowing or internships for current students.
  • Providing a company-based project, placement or internship.
  • Providing careers advice to current students through mentoring.
  • Providing a venue for alumni or student events.
  • Board/committee membership.
  • Giving guest lectures/seminars.
  • Advising students about setting up their own businesses.


Placements and Company-based Projects


We are always keen to work with new organisations who are interested in employing our students or developing new and innovative partnerships

How will a placement student benefit my business?

  • Get the top talent - the University of Nottingham is consistently in the top 10 most targeted universities by employers (The Graduate Report 2021)
  • New faces, new ideas – our students can give you new ideas and perspectives within your workplace
  • Skills and support – our students work as real employees able to bring their knowledge and theory into practice
Female student on a placement

As an alumnus, it can also give you an opportunity to interact with the School, meet up with some of your former academic teachers and feel a renewed sense of involvement with our cutting edge research.



Short term work experience

Our short-term work experience scheme is aimed at providing a range of mutually beneficial opportunities for our partner organisations and our students.

By offering a tailored one day a week placement over a semester, or two week block of support during a holiday period, businesses can access skilled resources to work on a specific project or on a rolling day to day basis.

We also know that in addition to their degree, our graduates need practical work experience and real-world skills. So by offering a short work experience placement, you can benefit your company and contribute to the development of our students’ skillset.

Download our flyer to find out more
Male and female talking at a work experience event


Company-based projects

Every summer a number of full-time MBA/MSc students from Nottingham University Business School work with firms on consultancy-type projects in place of a formal dissertation − could your business benefit from their help?

Our students have business experience and can help companies in several project areas such as market analyses, process modelling, efficiency improvements, strategic analysis, marketing strategies, financial analysis and other key business research. 

They also have access to all the resources of the university’s business databases including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters (EIKON), S&P Global Market Intelligence, Mintel, Euromonitor and


Register your interest

You can register your interest in volunteering your time with us by clicking the link opposite and completing the form. We will then contact you when a relevant opportunity becomes available.


Got a question?

Emma Winter, our Volunteer and Advocacy Manager for the School would love to hear from you.

Please reach out if you would like to volunteer your time, have a suggestion for an alumni engagement activity, or just want to update us on your new role – we are always looking to hear from you.

Contact Emma Winter

Photo of Emma Winter


Alumni Relations

The Portland Building
University Park Campus
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 82 32408