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What does the UT offer me?

Alumni Newsletter
Have you seen the latest alumni newsletter?

The UT offers its alumni several services to make their lives a bit easier. 

E-mail

All UT alumni receive a free 'lifelong' e-mail account (first name initials.last name@alumnus.utwente.nl). The University uses this address for its communications with you such as in the case of sending the monthly alumni newsletter or sharing information about interesting events. Have a look at these useful tips below.

Tip 1: Mail forwarding can also be easily set-up for those users not interested in using their alumni e-mail address as a primary account. For more details, see the alumni portal manual on this page.
Tip 2: To set up your alumnus e-mail on your mobile device or in your e-mail client you can click these instructions or see the manual alumni-account mobile devices on this page.
Tip 3: Your alumnus e-mail address can be used for job applications or other formal contacts.

If you have never received login details for your alumnus e-mail account or have forgotten your password please visit the following part of the website: update your information

Newsletter & Magazine

We like to keep you informed of relevant developments at the UT through this website, social media channels and via the bi-annual free University of Twente magazine. 

The digital newsletter we send to your alumni email account. Here you will find news of the UT and information about activities at the UT. Would you read this newsletter? Then check your alumni email account or read the newsletter digitally. Or read our latest newsletter here.

The English version of the University of Twente magazine is published digitally twice a year and contains in-depth features about developments at the UT as well as interesting stories about alumni. It is a great way for keeping up-to-date about both the University and the alumni network. You can read the latest issue of the magazine here

If you haven't received either the newsletter or magazine but would like to receive them you can update your contact information here.

Alumni portal

You can use the alumni portal to get in touch with old classmates and/or contact other interesting alumni. The features of the portal include a contact book, an alumni directory, and a mail client for both your alumnus e-mail account and other used mail services (i.e. Gmail, Hotmail, etc.). If you want to directly log into the portal you can use this link.

As a UT alumnus, you are entitled to an alumni portal account. If you have never received login details or have forgotten your username or password please visit the update your information part of the website.

Lucrative overnight stay at the u parkhotel

An offer just for UT alumni and their partners: staying at the U Parkhotel (located in the old 'Hogekamp' or EL/TN building) for only €49,50 p.p.! The 'UT Alumni Package' includes an overnight-stay in a Comfort room, a warm welcome with a cup of coffee or tea with a slice of 'Twentse krentenwegge' and an abundant breakfast the next morning. Furthermore, you can arrange a three-course dinner for only €27,50 p.p. (instead of €32,50 p.p.). 

How do I arrange this?

When reserving, indicate that you want to make use of the 'UT Alumni Package'. Please note: the package cannot be reserved online, but should be requested via phone (053 433 1366) or e-mail (info@uparkhotel.nl). So when reserving online, always contact the U Parkhotel via phone or e-mail to confirm that you want to make use of the discount. For more information about the U Parkhotel, check out their website

Terms 'UT Alumni Package':

  • Two-day stay (1 overnight stay)
  • Being welcomed with a cup of coffee or tea with 'Twentse krentenwegge'
  • Staying in a Comfort room
  • Including an abundant breakfast
  • Information package of the area 
  • Various cycling and walking routes
  • Free WIFI and parking
  • Optional: three-course dinner for €27,50 (instead of €32,50)
  • Optional: upgrade to luxurious Superior room €10,00 p.n (i.p.v. €15,00 p.n.)
  •  This package is valid until 31 December 2020 (excluding public holidays) and is based on 2 persons per room. Check-in available all days of the week. For 1 person the price of the package is €81,50.    

Library

UT-alumni have free use of the University library. In order to use this service please present yourself at the central information desk of the library along with an acceptable form of identification (i.e. passport, driving license, etc).

Printing is also available at the library by asking to borrow the alumni printing pass (users will need to already have a UT library card which is free for alumni and can be issued on the spot. If you need to access on-site digital services please also ask for a temporary day user account). Together with the pass you will be given a special USB-stick to which documents can be downloaded. To print, place the pass on the printer’s chip card reader and once recognized insert the USB-stick, and select the files for printing. Remember to delete your files from the USB-stick before returning it! Please note that this service is not available to alumni who are still enrolled at the UT as students.

The Alumni Office in collaboration with the University Library now also offer alumni access to the online JSTOR database where you can read tens of thousands of articles and back issues of over two thousand scientific journals covering a wide range of disciplines. The JSTOR database can be accessed via the alumni portal.

Study & Career

Your University of Twente degree provides an excellent foundation but education is a lifelong journey! You may find the following resources interesting options to continue developing in your field or advancing further in your career path.

UT Career Services

The University of Twente Career Services is here to help and support you in thinking about your future – enabling you to start your successful career as soon as you have graduated. They organise workshops, training and coaching sessions to prepare the future of students and alumni. More information about Career Services can be found on their website.

Next to that, Career Services created an online career platform for UT students and alumni: Jobteaser. Interested in introducing your company to tomorrow’s workforce? Need a talented UT student for an internship or job opening? Post them on Jobteaser – and reach over 10.000 talented UT-students. Alumni can post job openings or internships for free.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

The Professional Learning and Development (PLD) offers a range of part-time study programmes and masterclasses (mostly in Dutch). These programmes are closely linked to existing UT education programmes.

PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATE IN ENGINEERING

Each year the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) offers a number of trainee places in its Civil Engineering, Energy, and Process Technology of Robotics tracks. As a PDEng trainee, you follow a post-Master design programme at the UT lasting 2-years. This programme combines academic research in an industrial context with teaching modules from a wide range of topics and is strongly focused on technological design.

START YOU OWN COMPANY?

Students, staff, and alumni can access dedicated resources for launching their own company. The Kennispark Twente website provides more details and contact points.

GET CONNECTED

Twente Get Connected is a platform connecting entrepreneurs, start-ups, students, and other talent from the region together and promoting Twente as a top technological, entrepreneurial and innovative knowledge region. The site is the perfect place for finding information about local career opportunities as well as groups and activities.