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Postgraduate & Mature Students

Alumni are often referred to as the only “permanent stakeholder” of a university. Management, staff and external stakeholders change, but alumni remain connected for life. Whether or not you have a great affinity toward your alma mater, there will always be a connection in a database, on a CV, in a picture or a certificate proudly displayed on a wall. The greatest of all these connections are the experiences - the friendships, knowledge and skills gained during your time at university.

The Alumni Relations Office at NMMU is in its infancy, but we want to get the relationship principles right. Alumni must continue to contribute in the development of an even greater NMMU so that we can all benefit from our relationship. As alumni we must be proud of the achievements of our alma mater and our alma mater must celebrate and benefit from the achievements of alumni.

We have an alumni base operating from the ABSA Alumni Centre on North Campus in Port Elizabeth. The office deals with all sorts of alumni enquiries including information updates, academic records, postgraduate studies and even venue bookings. With more than 68 000 alumni, there is much to be done.

University shopAnother alumni project, the University Shop, continues to be a great brand promotion tool with increased sales and our Student Alumni Society is growing its numbers and projects. Internally, we are forming partnerships with academic departments, the Office for International Education, the NMMU Sport Bureau and the University Trust.

We have introduced a career portal to help you find that perfect job.

We have set up chapters in East London, London and Uganda and are working on other SA and international chapters.

Alumni are involved in the NMMU Vision 2020 strategic planning process and participated in the Higher Education Quality Committee audit of NMMU.

We need alumni who are interested in building a great NMMU alumni network locally and globally to come forward and share their support. Your ideas and contributions are always welcome. Feel free to contact us.

Contact information
Ms Santosh Ramadu
Alumni Relations Officer: Chapters and Events
Tel: 27 41 504 9698
alumni@mandela.ac.za