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FAQs

Can I still use the Library on campus?

Yes, absolutey! Firstly, you will need an Alumni Card (you can order one by emailing our Alumni Team with your name, current postal address, year of graduation and your subject of study). You will then be able to join the library for £20 and borrow up to six long loan items at a time. If you only wish to use the Library space to study in, you will not need to buy a library card but you will still need your Alumni Card for access.

We're afraid that restricted loans are reserved for students only, due to the high demand for these items. If you are looking to access a specific book, we recommend that you look online at the catalogue before coming to the library. If the book is listed as an ‘overnight loan,’ ‘three day loan,’ or ‘one week loan,’ unfortunately you will not be able to borrow it.

If you would like to bring your own laptop or tablet and require Wi-fi access, our alumni can be granted temporary visitor@brunel access for 1 - 5 days for use on their own devices. For further information please email our Alumni Team. If you are registered with Eduroam, you will also be able to log into this network on campus.

Regrettably, there are no computing facilities available for alumni on campus due to licensing restrictions that apply to all UK universities, so you will not be able to access journals and electronic resources during your visit.

Contact the Library on +44 (0)1895 266141, library@brunel.ac.uk or tweet @brunel_library if you have any questions or special requirements. 

Why can't I use the computers and electronic resources in the Library?

Unfortunately, the licences universities have for computers and electronic resources are only valid for student use, so alumni are not permitted to use them. However, if you would like to bring your own laptop or tablet to use on campus, you are very welcome to.

Can I still use the sports facilities on campus?

Yes, absolutely! The facilities are open to members of the public at various times. Full details can be found on our Sports pages - alternatively, you can email sports.centre@brunel.ac.uk or call the Sports Centre Reception on +44 (0)1895 265305 for more information.

How do I get an Alumni Card?

If you would like an Alumni Card please complete our form here and we will post one out to you. Alternatively, if you are on campus, you are welcome to drop by the Alumni Office (Quad North Building, room 210) to collect one between 9.30am and 5.00pm Monday - Friday.

How can I get a copy of my Transcript?

If you require a Transcript please email the Awards Team at awarding@brunel.ac.uk with your name, year of graduation and telephone number.

Please note that there is a University-wide administration fee charged for Transcripts for past students. For more information, please visit the the Awarding team's Transcript of Studies webpage.

Subject to your graduation year, your degree information is also available for you to view securely via the free VerifyAward service.

Ways to give

Thank you for considering making a gift to Brunel University London. Your support helps us offer a world class educational experience for all. You can donate now using our online donation platform. 

If you would like information on other ways to give, including donation by post, by telephone or leaving a gift in your will, please see our donation FAQ's

How can I get a replacement Degree Certificate?

Please email the Awarding Team at awarding@brunel.ac.uk or call 01895 267014 to arrange your replacement certficate. You can also find out more from the Awards Team on their certificates page.

If you graduated from September 1998 onwards you are also able to view your degree information and share award details with third parties online (such as employers) using Brunel's VerifyAward system.

How do I update my contact details?

Do keep us in the loop so we can keep in touch with our latest alumni news and events. If you have moved house, changed email your address / phone number or changed your name, please update your details using our online form.

How can I get help with my career/job hunting?

You can continue to access the support of our Careers staff in the Professional Development Centre for up to three years after graduation to help you to explore your options, plan your next steps, search for opportunities, improve your applications, tackle assessment centres and perfect your interview technique.

The Careers team can support you even if you're far from campus - phone, Skype and email appointments are available in addition to face-to-face sessions with your Careers Consultant.

Visit their Find a graduate role pages for more information and a full outline of how they can support you. You can also tune into their dedicated Pick 'n' Mix YouTube playlist for videos covering everything from making standout job applications to how to interview brilliantly, from writing a master’s statement to passing psychometric tests and from creating an impactful CV to understanding the importance of networking. 

Don't forget to also join our online Brunel Network platform for job updates and the opportunity to chat with fellow alumni in your industry of interest.

I am not receiving Link magazine/eNewsletters.

It is possible that we don’t have the most up-to-date contact details for you - please email our Alumni Team to update your details.

If your details are correct, ensure you add alumni@brunel.ac.uk and alumninewsletter@brunel.ac.uk to your ‘safe senders’ list to ensure you receive your eNewsletter.

Finally, if you have opted out of communications from us in the past, we will not have sent you any updates. To adjust your preferences, please email our Alumni Team to for support.

How can I change the value or frequency of my donation?

If you want to make any changes to your regular donation to Brunel, simply email hilary.whale@brunel.ac.uk who will be happy to amend your Direct Debit for you.

How can I become a guest speaker or a mentor?

Thank you for thinking of supporting Brunel in this valuable way. Please contact our Alumni Team and let us know how you would like to get involved and your area of expertise. We will then put you in touch with the relevant people in the University.

How can I advertise job vacancies to Alumni?

Our Professional Development Centre is always happy to receive job vacancies to advertise to our students and alumni. You can learn more about the opportunities available to employers by visiting their webpages.

When is my Graduation Ceremony?

Depending on your graduation ceremony period, you can find details about the summer and winter ceremonies on Brunel's graduation pages.

I am trying to get in touch with an old friend. Can you help?

We are happy to try and put you in touch with an old classmate. We will forward a message to them on your behalf and ask them to get in touch with you directly, if you're happy for us to share your contact details. Please note, we are unable to give any details out about other alumni, as per the University’s data protection policy.

Email us with as much information about your friend as possible (including first name and surname, approximate age or date of birth, course studied and year of graduation), and we'll do our best to put you back in touch.