The Alumni & Networks team manage a range of benefits, events, programmes and communications to celebrate the achievements of our members. We enable you to stay connected with the College, both during and after your time at Wolfson. No matter where you are in the world, there are plenty of things to get involved with.
- Enjoy your benefits
College members enjoy a range of benefits, from attending Formal Halls to our exclusive online portal, Wolfson Connect, there are benefits that can be accessed where ever you are in the world. The benefits offer a great way to stay involved in College life, even after you leave.
- Connect with other members
Connect with more than 900 other Wolfson members through our dedicated alumni portal - Wolfson Connect.
Through Wolfson Connect, members can search a Directory of members to build their personal and professional network. Members can also access mentoring and careers advice from other members.
- Join or host an event
We run a range of events throughout the year, including the May Bumps, the Easter Market and the Alumni Weekend. Alumni are welcome to join all College events. You can browse through the events in the What's on section to find events to suit any interest.
We're always keen to collaborate with alumni to deliver excellent events to our members. Events can be hosted in the College, and they can be large-scale conferences in our Conferencing facilities at the Chancellor Centre, or more informal gatherings in the College Bar. We also encourage members to become Ambassadors, so you can host events where ever you are in the world!
If you have an idea for an event, please contact the College Alumni & Networks team and we will assist you with making it happen.
- Contribute to our Hubs
Our Interdisciplinary Research Hubs bring together Fellows, students, alumni and other College members to investigate pressing problems in the world today. The current interdisciplinary research hubs focus on Gender; Global Health; Sustainability & Conservation (S&C Hub); Race, Ethnicity & Cultural Heritage (REACH). Wolfson's newest Hub, the Wolfson Entrepreneurship Hub, connects like-minded individuals to explore and encourage the many facets of entrepreneurship.
All the Hubs provide access to an extensive global network. There are numerous ways in which members can contribute to the Hubs, from being a speaker at an event, to donating their academic works, or mentoring other members.
Be an ambassador
Our alumni network helps us to recruit students around the world. We have a range of promotional resources you can use to represent Wolfson, and you can also put prospective students in touch to arrange a College Visit, or recommend places for our recruitment team to visit and provide information and advice.
- Contact the Alumni team
You can drop the members of the Alumni & Networks team an email at the following addresses:Sian Cook, Director of Networks - firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Burbidge, Alumni manager - email@example.com
Tiffany Charnley, Development & Alumni Relations Engagement Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay in the loop
We love to keep in touch with our alumni, ensuring that you can remain a part of College life within the wider College community. There are a number of ways you can stay in contact with College:
- Join Wolfson Connect
- Follow us on LinkedIn
- Read the Wolfson Review
- Subscribe to our Ring True newsletters
- Browse photos from our events on the College Flickr
Don't forget to fill in the alumni details form to help us keep track of where you are in the world. Knowing where our alumni are located helps us to build connections and promote opportunities across our international community!
You can also update your contact preferences to determine the types of communications you will receive from the Alumni & Networks team.
In the 2022/2023 academic year, our students needed more financial support from Wolfson than ever before. We are grateful that:
- We were able to welcome 48 postgraduates thanks to Wolfson College scholarships
- 74 mature undergraduates received maintenance grants or bursaries
- Wolfson helped 88 students to continue in their studies when faced with unexpected financial hardship
This vital support would not have been possible without the generous backing of our alumni and friends.
This year, two extremely generous Wolfson alumni funded our first fully-endowed College studentships, securing access to education and research at Wolfson in perpetuity. Further significant gifts this year have enabled us to partner with other University institutions– Departments, Faculties, the Cambridge Trust – to offer fully funded PhD studentships to our top postgraduate applicants. The value – and impact – of a donor’s gift is routinely more than doubled in these partner-funding arrangements.
In every case, these awards – whether small or large, to support academic or extracurricular activity – enabled students to make the most of their Cambridge experience and had a significant positive impact on their wellbeing. The College is enormously grateful to everyone whose gifts allow us to support so many students in so many ways. Thank you!