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June 2015

Open Day Panels

(29 May 2015)

Several Manchester Business School alumni recently came back to the University as part of a Postgraduate Taught Open Day Panel. The four former students discussed what they had gone on to do after graduating from Manchester, as well as answering questions from the audience.

The four alumni were:

  • Shrimoyee Chakraborty, MSc Global Business Analysis, 2011, Business and Policy, Asia House/ Food Blogger & Presenter
  • Marlow Upton, MSc Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship, 2012, Food Finance Business Information; Stock and Margin Accounting, Co-op / Entrepreneur
  • Jonathon Clamp, MSc Global Business Analysis, 2009, Accounting, Barclaycard / Entrepreneur
  • Jason Archie-Acheampong, Master of Enterprise, 2013, Social Enterprise Consultant (Freelance).


The Division of Development and Alumni Relations team (DDAR) organise events during open days to show students what a degree from the University can mean. They can also provide project plans and data to help with communications and promotion.

The DDAR Humanities facing team can offer a range of support work including:


They can provide information on former students’ destinations, professions, and locations, and are happy to discuss contacting groups of alumni on your behalf. They can also let you know who your distinguished and notable alumni are.

Project planning tools

They have a suite of ‘off-the-shelf’ project plans for alumni engagement which can be shared with you on request. These include advice on setting up alumni-student project mentoring, external speaker sessions, and student-alumni networking events, including the considerations and timelines involved in establishing an engagement programme.

Communications and promotion

They have templates available for introductory messages, which can be used to re-engage your alumni. These cover plans for future communications, and invite feedback from former students on ideas for alumni programmes. They also have templates for inviting alumni to submit careers profiles and to talk at open days.

If you would like to involve alumni in your open days or to use any of these resources then please contact Richard Screaton.