For Alumni

Since 2002, we have welcomed third-level students and recent graduates into our programs, growing into a far-reaching community that spans across Ireland and the world.

Are you an alumnus? Did you participate in our International Volunteer Programme to Zambia, India, or Kenya, join a Global Issues Course, the Ideas Collective, or the STAND Changemakers Academy? Perhaps you volunteered on campus with us, worked with us, or collaborated through your society or student union?

Many alumni tell us about the life changing experience the participation in one of our programmes was, how friendships were formed, and careers and life choices influenced. Many ask us for ways of staying involved and connecting to other alumni. Maybe one of the current opportunities below interests you? We hope so!  

We want to hear from you

We want to hear from you and learn how you would like to stay involved with us. We would greatly appreciate it if you could respond to our survey, which will help us explore ways to create opportunities for our alumni to come together as a vibrant international community that remains engaged and supportive of one another. 

Memory Lane

We create opportunities to connect

Join one of our community events

Throughout the year, we showcase the achievements of our participants through inspiring events that bring our community together to celebrate and connect. These events include the Ideas Collective Showcase, usually in September, and the STAND Changemakers Academy Showcase, usually in March. Join our Community Newsletter to stay updated and hear from us

Get involved in Mentoring

As part of our programmes, we like to offer mentoring opportunities to our participating third-level students or recent graduates. Mentoring provides alumni with an opportunity to contribute their experience to the personal and career development of a current participant.  If you are interested in mentoring one of our participants from the Ideas Collective or the STAND Changemakers Academy, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Sponsor a Changemaker

We recognise the inherent global and local inequalities and that different groups experience different barriers to participate in our programmes. We create equitable opportunities for participation by having low course fees or scholarships for those that need it. If you would like to sponsor one of our participants in the STAND Changemakers Academy or the Ideas Collective, we would love to hear from you.

Community Newsletter

Join our community newsletter to receive quarterly updates, news, and opportunities for alumni participation.

LinkedIn Alumni Group

Want to find old friends and make some new connections? Our Alumni LinkedIn group gives you the opportunity to connect with fellow STAND (and former Suas!) alumni.