Careers Service


The Manchester network

The Manchester Network is The University of Manchester’s online professional networking service. It lets students connect with alumni professionals and alumni connect with fellow alumni. Unlike other networking sites, the Manchester Network is purely for students and alumni of the University. You share the common experience of studying at the same institution and you can be assured that the people offering advice have specifically volunteered to do so.

As a student of The University of Manchester, you have exclusive access to our alumni portal - The Manchester Network.

You can either connect once with a mentor via email or over the phone, or establish a deeper, longer-term mentoring partnership.

Connect with alumni in the following ways:

  • Manchester Gold An official mentoring programme, where you are paired with one exclusive mentor over a 6-month period to get the information, advice and guidance you need. You must apply to take part in Manchester Gold and we offer 3 start points throughout the year.
  • Ask me about Allows you to connect with multiple mentors on a one-off basis for careers-related advice. There is no application process and you can connect with mentors at any point throughout the year.

Meet alumni at events

  • Meet the Professionals Meet graduates who studied similar courses to you and who have gone on to a diverse range of subsequent careers. Alumni are on hand to talk to you about their experience, offer advice and answer all your questions.