You may be aware already that the University’s Scarborough Campus closed at the end of July this year, but did you know that on 1st August 2017, the University opened a new North Yorkshire Partnership Hub based at the Filey Road campus?
Our remit is to connect with local schools & colleges, businesses of all sizes, community enterprises and charities to find out how the University can help to shape a brighter future for individuals and communities in the region. Through doing this, we hope not only to enhance the University’s reputation as an anchor institution, but in doing so, raise aspirations of local young people, help bridge the local skills gap particularly in STEM subjects, support growing micro businesses and also address the needs of our ageing population.
To this end, we would like to invite former University of Hull students based in the North Yorkshire area to join our local Alumni Ambassador Network. We are particularly keen to involve Alumni who have set up their own businesses in the area as this experience would be very relevant to some of our future work.
As a member of our local Alumni Ambassador Network, we would ask that from time to time, you might support us at local events and activities. For example, helping with Scarborough Engineering Week in October or going into local schools and colleges to speak with young people about what’s it like to go into Higher Education – and how going to University can help realise future aspirations. It is increasingly acknowledged that advice given by recent graduates to younger people is far more impactful than from careers advisors so you could make a massive difference to someone!
In return for your occasional support, we can offer you an enjoyable experience that will positively add to your personal development. What’s more, if you have your own business, the Scarborough team will be more than happy to discuss how the University of Hull can support your individual business in achieving its future goals.
If you feel you can support us or would like to know more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01723 383880.
By Tracy Blundell, Strategic Engagement Manager, North Yorkshire Partnership Hub