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Alumni are often referred to as the only “permanent stakeholders” of a university.

Management, staff and external stakeholders change, but Alumni remain connected for life. Whether or not you have a great affinity towards 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 Nelson Mandela University 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 Nelson Mandela University 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 Alumni Centre on North Campus in Gqeberha (formerly 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 80 000 Alumni, there is much to be done.

Another 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, Madibaz Sport and the Strategic Resource Mobilastion Office.

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 Nelson Mandela University Vision 2030 strategic planning process and participated in the Higher Education Quality Committee audit of the University.

We need Alumni who are interested in building a great Nelson Mandela University 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
Mrs Santhoshini Petersen
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Tel: 27 41 504 9698

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