Help our students, become a Futures Partner

As a former student of Christ Church, you have experience, skills, resources and contacts that can really help students. We are immensely grateful to alumni who offer these resources to Christ Church in a range of voluntary activities, making an invaluable contribution to the life of the University.

How can you help?

We have various volunteer Futures Partners roles to match you time commitments, interest and expertise:

  • Futures Mentor: Support current students with advice and guidance in a 1:1 capacity based on your career experience.

Get involved and inspire the next generation of employees in your field. Our alumni mentoring scheme matches the skills and experiences of our graduates with the career aspirations of our current students.

As an alumni mentor, you will be matched with a student mentee to provide advice and support. Your mentee will set out the areas they’d like to work on at the start of the mentorship.

If you are a graduate with experience of the workplace and are happy to share your insights and advice to others please get in touch! And remember, mentoring can also help to connect you with new talent entering the sector as well as grow your professional development skills.

Mentorships operate on a 1:1 basis and can last for six months. You will be supported throughout by the Alumni Relations Team.

  • Futures Coach: Support our Futures scholarship holders throughout their studies at Christ Church from their first week to their last day

As we grow our scholarship offering at CCCU, we will be looking for coaches to work with our scholarship holders to reach their full potential and make the most of all the opportunities on offer at university. As a Futures Coach your role will be to make a positive impact on the personal growth, confidence, and career advancement of your scholar.

  • Futures Guide: Support our students and recent graduates in sharing your knowledge, skills and expertise

Our students tell us they are keen to network and learn from alumni. As a Futures Guide you will connect with students through various opportunities, a flexible and rewarding way to support the next generation of CCCU students.

As a Futures Guide you could be a guest speaker at events, offer career panel sessions, be an alumni judge on special programme competitions or volunteer at campus-based recruitment and information sessions for prospective students. You could be an online Futures Guide, answering queries, offer your company premises for an alumni/student event, or host an industry panel session. Whichever way you think you can help our students, we will find the right opportunity.

  • Futures Placements: Make an impact by offering a Futures work related experience to a student

Make an impact by offering a Futures work related experience to a student looking to maximise their potential.

A placement, or work related experience can play a vital role in shaping our students’ future. It can also be extremely beneficial to your organisation, as students can bring knowledge, enthusiasm and alternative approaches that could enhance your existing workforce and working practices. Please contact us to find out how your business can benefit, or to arrange a time to discuss a potential work experience opportunity.

  • Futures Stories: Inspire others with your personal or professional success story

Inspire others with your personal or professional success story. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to support our students, this is a great way of shining a spotlight on our successful alumni community and inspiring others.

We want to share your achievements and expertise with our student and alumni community through case studies, profiles and blogs. Knowledge sharing is a positive way of making an impact and helping others learn, and our alumni have a lot of experience to share! Even if you don’t want to feature yourself, you can become an by e-supporter regularly sharing our communications and profiles via social media.

Hear from some of our current volunteers

“It has been very rewarding. It is cool to see someone so determined to succeed that it feels like they are mentoring me!”

​​Tomisin Olumoroti, BA (Hons) Media & Communications 2021 and current Futures Mentor.

Mike Spencer, Exec Producer of ITV's Love Island

Executive Producer of ITV’s Love Island, Mike Spencer (BA (Hons) Film, Radio and Television Studies with Media and Cultural Studies – 2007) has previously mentored our students. He talks about how he got involved and why.

Sign me up now?

If you have been inspired by what you’ve read, register your interest in being a Futures Partner today!