Our global Academy family is central to all that we stand for, and we are committed to keeping the Academy present in the minds and lives of all our alumni worldwide. We are currently expanding our international alumni operations and developing centres of activity across the world. In some countries a 'centre' may be physical, offering concerts, reunions and professional development opportunities. In other countries it may only be possible/necessary to run a virtual alumni 'centre' due to distances involved or the number of alumni located. Many countries will have both. Virtual & physical 'centres' will provide visiting students and alumni, as well as returning alumni, the opportunity to feel connected and supported.
Would you be prepared to help us light up the global alumni map?
International Network Managers
In the short to medium term we are looking for two types of support:
- Firstly, an alumnus/na in each country who is prepared to be a central point of contact. This would involve acting as an interface between the Academy and local alumni. It might entail anything from answering e-mail queries, to maintaining a local social media presence, to staging concert or reunion events. This is a voluntary role attracting no salary, though there might be scope to offer small start up bursaries to cover specific expenses.
- Secondly, we are looking for alumni 'ambassadors' in each country. These will be alumni who, working with the central point of contact, provide a mostly virtual network of friendly local support & advice for visiting and returning alumni.
These are unlikely to be arduous roles, but they will require a regular commitment and desire to create/help create something new.
So far, the Academy's Alumni Network has centres and Network Managers already in place in Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States. This is just a start. With your help, we hope to light up the global map in the next twelve months, so if you think this is something you could do, please write to Philip White (firstname.lastname@example.org) outlining how you would like to become involved.
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