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Join the SGS alumni group for support and discounts to help in your future career.

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Further your studies

Grow with SGS and benefit from our exclusive discounts and Alumni bursary.

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Download our latest Full and Part-time prospectuses here along with our applications forms

Annual discounts available on selected programmes of study. Check back here and look out for emails detailing our latest offers.

SGS Alumni Benefits

Discover the benefits and support available when you join the SGS Alumni network.

A £500 Alumni bursary for Higher Education courses.
Take advantage of this Alumni exclusive offer and get your learning journey off to a flying start. (this amount is to be paid in 3 instalments over the first year of study only. Failure to complete the course may result in the bursary having to be repaid. Please refer to our HE Bursary policy for terms and conditions). Cannot be used in conjunction with any other college bursary.

Annual discounts available on selected programmes of study.
Special discounts offered throughout the year to Alumni members on selected courses.

Access to the learner email system for a further 90 days
Stay linked in even when your studies have finished at SGS

Access to the LRC for a further 12 months
Benefit from onsite facilities and resources across our campuses

SGS volunteering opportunities
Can we help you with work placements? Advice and guidance available from our work placement team. Why not volunteer in an ambassador based role? Gain experience, knowledge, make new friends and give back to your college.

Learner Services careers advice for a further 12 months (limited to one interview per Alumni member)
Alumni can take advantage of professional advice from our dedicated careers team.

Access to the JobShop
12 months access post graduation to this handy website which will list various, local vacancies and include any positions available across SGS College.

Gym facilities
Alumni members can access college sites to use the sports and gym facilities for a further 12 months after graduation. Access to Alumni members is available on Mondays 4.30-5.30pm at SGS Stroud and Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm at SGS WISE. (terms and conditions apply.)

Discounted Olympus theatre performance tickets
Alumni can benefit from discounted performances throughout the year in our very own Olympus Theatre. Please check the website and look out for emails detailing latest performances.

Discounted salon treatments
Treat yourself all year round with beauty and hair discounts available across all SGS salons. Enjoy 20% of treatments and 10% off products. Call Envy at SGS Filton on 0117 909 2319 or Envy at SGS Stroud on 01453 761265 or feel free to pop in and speak to a member of staff.

Alumni FAQs

How do I contact the Alumni team?
If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us via

What is an Alumni?
An alumnus is a male graduate or former student and an alumna is a female graduate or former student. “Alumni” is the plural referring to graduates of both sexes. You automatically become a member of the SGS Alumni Network when you complete a course or programme with us.

How can I get an academic reference?
Please contact your personal tutor in the first instance, email the relevant department directly, requesting the reference (it is good practice to include some details of your time at SGS to remind them who you are). If you're unsure who to contact, please get in touch with the Alumni team who will be happy to help.

How can I access careers advice?
SGS Alumni members benefit from learner services careers advice for a further 12 months available across our SGS Filton and Stroud campuses.

Life after SGS

Our Alumni profiles show the many paths that some of our former SGS learners have taken. If you have an interesting story to tell us, please get in touch. We would love to hear about your life after SGS!

Take a look at some of our former SGS Students here:

Former SGS Student Profiles


Organising a reunion? Ask the alumni team to help whether you have plans to get together with a group of friends or the whole of your cohort. We can help with venue, catering and entertainment as well as locating former lecturers and members of staff.

Check back here regularly to view the events notice board where all departmental and whole college events will be listed.

View all College events


Exciting SGS Alumni news to come soon!

Check back here regularly to read and download the latest SGS Alumni newsletter.

Get involved at SGS

As a member of the alumni network there are many opportunities in which you can get involved and support the college. If you are interested in any of the below options, please get in touch with the Alumni team at

Career Mentoring
Are you able to spare some time to share your professional experience and expertise with a learner?

Careers and Employability events
Host a stand at careers fairs, volunteer as a speaker, or sit on a judging panel at one of our shows.

Running skills workshops
Helping learners become work ready, including interview techniques and CV writing.

Work Experience/Placements
Short placements to longer term experiences, if you can help our learners please get in touch.

Hosting field trips/visits
Enabling learners to gain specialist knowledge linked to your organisation and apply this to their programme of study.

Providing case studies on your organisation
Giving learners real-life industry examples and material to learn from.

Guest speaking/lecturing
To support learners understanding of a particular topic and to enhance learning.

Support Us

Donate to SGS today and help transform learners tomorrow
Your support and donations will help us enhance facilities and experiences that help the next generation achieve their potential. Funding will help individuals where it is most needed and open up doors to education and further learning. If you are interested in finding out more please contact the Alumni team on 0117 915 2420 or email: