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Speak at student or public events

LSBU alumni are fantastic role models for students and we're always keen for alumni to come back and speak at a variety of events. If you're interested in these opportunities please update your details when logged into this website or alternatively drop us an email at

Career Panels

As you know, insight into the workplace, and the job market in particular industries is invaluable to students.  These talks are around 90 minutes in length in a relatively informal setting where three to five alumni share their experiences with students, followed by a Q&A session. We run them in the early evening on the Southwark Campus.

Guest lectures

Topics covered might include the latest technical developments in Chemical Engineering, or how the rise of social media is impacting on traditional print journalism. These sessions are typically formal in style, in a lecture theatre , and may be attended by students and staff from a range of disciplines. They focus less on your personal experience and more on your professional knowledge. We run them both during the day and in the early evening at the Southwark campus.

Speed networking 'futures evenings'

Students need a range of skills in addition to their academic qualifications in order to succeed in the workplace. These include the ability to network effectively, present themselves professionally and understand their own development and learning needs, alongside many others. These fast paced events are for students to network with recent graduates - peers who can share their experiences of entering the workplace. You will speak to groups of three to four students for ten minutes and repeat the process until all students have met all the speakers. The speed-networking element usually lasts for 50 minutes and these are held in the early evening at the Southwark campus.

Open days

Prospective students really value the opportunity to listen to alumni speak about their experiences at LSBU. Your success at LSBU and beyond, is one of the most valuable endorsements we can share with potential applicants. We're very keen  to build up our bank of alumni volunteers who are happy to be contacted about these opportunities. 

Please email the Alumni Office if you wish to volunteer as a speaker for any of these events.