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Former students of St. Martin’s College, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Cumbria College of Art and Design, Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside or Newton Rigg at Penrith are being welcomed into the University of Cumbria’s recently formed Alumni Association.
For many people their time at university and college were among the best years of their life, and strong emotional bonds were formed to the cities and campuses where they studied.
Many graduates of the legacy institutions have fond memories and stories from their time studying in Ambleside, Carlisle, Lancaster or Penrith spanning several decades.
Karen Bassett, Development and Alumni Relations Manager at the university said: “Our growing body of graduates are our most valuable and interesting asset as ambassadors within the community. During the formation of the university we sadly lost touch with many of our alumni and now wish to re-establish contact and develop an alumni service dedicated to supporting graduates and the university.”
Professor Peter Strike, Vice Chancellor added: “The University of Cumbria is a young institution, founded on the experience of over a hundred years of high level education in this region. We are proud of our heritage and background and determined to build on the values and achievements of those institutions. It is our hope that those who studied at our legacy institutions will join with us and support us as we take the university into its next stages of development.”
All graduates will receive a dedicated alumni e-magazine three times a year containing news and graduate case studies, advice on reunions and support in tracing lost friends as well as career and postgraduate opportunities and information on philanthropic support, professional development and employability activity.
Graduates of the university’s legacy institutions who participate in an online survey will be entered into a free prize draw to win an iPad2. To enter visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GJRL8LR or visit the alumni website page at: www.cumbria.ac.uk/aboutus/alumni. Closing date is Friday 23 November 2012.
For more information about the University of Cumbria’s alumni association email [email protected] or visit Facebook www.facebook.com/uocalumni
Picture: Students outside the campus on Brampton Road, Carlisle