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 25 October | 6 tips to get recruited and promoted

Pete Bricknell (Engineering, 1988) |

How do you get your first job? Your first promotion? What's the secret to successful communication? With over 30 years’ experience in consulting across 3 continents with the likes of Deloitte and Hitachi and scores of clients including Microsoft and the Bank of England, Pete Bricknell shares 6 tips to help you succeed better in the recruitment process and drive towards your first (and subsequent) promotions.

Join us in Mong Hall at 5.45pm for a talk with Q&A, followed by drinks reception. Register to attend online or in-person.



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.