Fostering Sidney’s next generation of changemakers.

The Young Alumni Programme exists to connect current Sidney students and recent graduates (alumni who graduated within the last 10 years) with the wider Sidney community to share careers advice, experience, and build impactful careers. We know how valuable an insider’s experience can be when you’re figuring out how your unique skills and talents can make a difference. The Young Alumni Programme ensures that all Sidney students can access this knowledge and explore their potential so that together we can be the next generation of changemakers.

Students walking in Hall Court

Upcoming workshops

Wednesday 6 March | From Plant Sciences Part II to Chief Scientist at the Environment Agency

Dr Robert Bradburne (Natural Sciences, 1993) will be sharing his career path from Plant Sciences Part II to Chief Scientist at the Environment Agency. This will be followed drinks and the opportunity to discuss career questions.

Join us to explore how research can be applied outside academia, find out more about pathways to the Civil Service, and discover how careers can lead you in surprising directions.

The event will run from 5.45 - 7.15pm in Mong Hall. For those unable to join in-person, the talk will be livestreamed at 6pm and last for approximately 40mins.

Sign up here to attend in person or online.


Mentoring can range from a quick response to a careers question to a zoom call or a meet-up over a coffee to learn from your mentor’s experience – it’s really up to you! 

To reach out to a mentor, fill out this form with a short message of introduction and your preferred contact email. This will be passed on to your mentor, who will be in touch.

Helpful documents

Mentoring guide (published by the University of Cambridge) - for how to get the best out of your mentoring experience!
Safeguarding guidelines – advice and support to stay safe whilst networking.