Conferences & Training
Testimonials - Alumni Relations Institute

A previous delegate shares her experience of the Alumni Relations Institute and the impact it's had on her work:

My experience of the Alumni Relations Institute was excellent; the sessions were delivered by experts with reams of experience, which meant that I could ask questions and the topics met my needs. The mix of delegates from a variety of institutions was also really helpful. The expert speakers, breakouts and work done in small groups and tutorials were real benefits of the institute.

The standout learning point of the 3 days was the importance of measuring the impact of your work! I have done a lot of work on this since the Institute and as a team we are in a much stronger position now because we are able to evidence the impact of our work.

The institute has helped me to see the bigger picture and given me some great ideas. I regularly refer back to my notes and shared one of Nik Miller's reports with a colleague just last week!

Jean Almond, Alumni Engagement Manager, Plymouth University

What other delegates said:

"Excellent value for money, the content was spot on, the whole event was just invaluable. If I could do the same 3 days at the same cost again next week, I probably would."
Billy Jones, Alumni Relations Coordinator, York St Johns University 

"I feel that I was stuck in a rut before I attended the conference, having struggled with a loss of team members and an increase in workloads and pressures. The conference really opened my eyes to why I joined the profession in the first place, and it was encouraging to see that other people are going through similar struggles. I have come back to the office full of ideas, some that we are already beginning to implement, and look forward to keeping the momentum going!"
Charli Moore, Alumni Relations Officer, De Montfort University

"The content of the sessions was invaluable and was truly enriched by the shared knowledge of the participants in the room which made for interesting perspectives and anecdotes."
Mukami Namu, Coordinator Events & Alumni Relations, The British School of Brussels 

"It was a brilliant experience, very insightful and a perfect opportunity to share best practice."
Lauren Storey, Volunteer Development Officer, Durham University

"Great energy from speakers, who were willing to talk about their own experiences. Great focus on strategy."
Julie Van Den Driesche, Alumni Relation Manager, SRUC (Scotland's Rural College)