Our Alumni Association, BG Generations, ensures that even when you end your studies with us, you’ll always be part of the BGU family.

We’ll ensure we keep in touch regularly through our official Alumni Magazine, BG Talk and various informative newsletters letting you know about news on the BGU Campus and inviting you back to a whole host of events, activities and reunions to ensure you have a chance to meet up with old friends and remain a part of BGU life.

You may even decide to become an Alumni Ambassador, giving you the opportunity to support many of our events from Open Days to reunions, helping to raise the aspirations of our current students through mentoring or giving talks, perhaps even providing valuable work experience to help develop those all-important employability skills.

And don’t forget the many discounts and benefits you’ll receive from both internal BGU services and external companies and businesses. So what are you waiting for? Become a member today and start taking advantage of all the great opportunities and memories BGU can provide well after you have graduated.

The Old Students’ Association

The OSA is our Old Students’ Association. Dating back to 1892, this group of ex-students are run by a Committee of OSA members. Open to any past student, the OSA run a yearly reunion and have several active branches across the country who hold social lunches throughout the year. To join the OSA please contact the Alumni Office.

What will my BG Generations Membership Get Me?

BG Talk

Each month you’ll receive a copy of our electronic newsletter as well as our annual alumni magazine, which enables you to keep up to date with the latest news and events from campus. We always welcome articles from our alumni so if you have a story to share please do let us know.

In order to receive the newsletters we need to have an up to date email address so make sure you update your contact details so you don’t miss out.

Click here for the most recent BG Talk

Careers Support

As alumni, you are entitled to careers support for up to two years after graduation. This includes:

  • career and further study options
  • CV and application advice
  • interview and selection day techniques
  • job search support
  • networking skills
  • business start-up support
  • volunteering opportunities

For more information, or to book a one-to-one appointment with our careers team, please contact the BG Futures Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre or call 01522 583605. For postgraduate part time, volunteering, work experience or graduate job opportunities, have a look at the Prospects website.

As a valued member of BG Generations you are also able to benefit from a number of discounts on a variety of BGU goods and services:

BG Course Discounts

Alumni who are members of BG Generations may be entitled to a discount on our Masters courses. To see the full list of MA Courses available click here.

Please note: In the first instance, to check your eligibility for a discount please contact Chris Matthews, Finance Officer, by calling 01522 563811.

Longdales House Bed and Breakfast

As alumni you are entitled to a 10% discount off the rack rate on all rooms at this on campus accommodation. For more information visit the Longdales House website. To book and receive your discount please contact 01522 583681.

Sports & Fitness Centre

As a member of BG Generations you can still access the Sport & Fitness Centre. You are also eligible for concessionary membership and facility hire rates, as noted on the price lists. For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact the Sports & Fitness Centre directly by emailing sports@bishopg.ac.uk or call 01522 583680.

Library

Alumni are entitled to lifelong membership of our library and may borrow up to eight items at a time upon payment of a £50 deposit. Alumni members may terminate their library membership and have their deposit refunded at any time upon request. To join the library speak to a member of the library team or email library@bishopg.ac.uk.

Other Discounts Available

As a member of BG Generations you’re entitled to a 10% discounts at the following companies:

West End Theatre
Cottages.com
Love It Cover It
Run4It