FAQs for Alumni
Last updated: 8 June 2020
We appreciate you may have some questions around the current situation and hope the following FAQs can help provide answers.
Can I access on-campus alumni benefits?
We are planning the reopening of our buildings for the September term, working in line with government advice.
As part of this we will look at how it may be possible to accommodate and manage on-campus benefits for alumni and will keep you updated. These include hiring studio space at the Faculty of Dance, hiring practice rooms and the recording studio at the Faculty of Music and accessing the Laban and Jerwood libraries.
What alumni benefits can I currently access?
Career advice – alumni can access career advice and support for up to three years after graduating. Don’t forget there are a wealth of careers resources available on our website.
TL Health – online physiotherapy sessions are available and alumni get a discount on the cost. Contact email@example.com.
Postgraduate dance programmes – dance alumni receive a discount on postgraduate programmes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Musician Certificate – alumni are entitled to a 5% discount. Contact email@example.com.
We are keeping alumni updated by email, if you are not receiving regular communications from us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kind of social distancing measures and precautions will be in place?
Your safety is paramount to us, and we will not be doing any activity that puts any member of our community at risk. We have been closely following the Government’s advice since the start of the lockdown, and we will continue to do so in future. We are making plans on how to implement social distancing across all our courses come September and will share further details of those as soon as they are confirmed.
Where can I find support as a freelance or self-employed artist?
Several arts organisations are offering financial support and guidance for those who are out of work or in need of support during the COVID-19 crisis, including:
During this period of lockdown we know that many of our alumni are continuing their work online. To reflect this, we are sending a regular alumni bulletin which includes an update on alumni work as well as links to the latest resources available to support you during this time. If you would like to receive these updates please contact email@example.com.
We are keen to help promote the work of alumni through both the bulletin and our alumni Facebook page. Get in touch with your links, videos or images and we will share them with the community.
When and how should I self-isolate?
The NHS has published a comprehensive guide to self-isolation.
How do I look after my mental health during this time?
We have put together a few ideas which may help you navigate the current climate:
- Establish a routine
- Try and eat a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly if you can
- When you aren’t studying, learn a new hobby or do activities you like to keep busy and help you relax
- Try to reduce the amount of news and social media you consume
- Do things that make you smile
- Refocus your attention on the positives in your life
- Notice how you’re feeling
- Ask for help if you need it
- Keep in contact with your teams and with your friends and family
It is understandable to feel anxious, overwhelmed and vulnerable at the moment, even if you don’t generally experience anxiety.