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Our Alumni Association is enriched with a diverse range of talent, skills, experiences and unique insights.  As a community of over 51,000 University of Cumbria (and legacy institution) graduates worldwide we ask you to come together to offer support to the newest members of our community, our class of 2020.

We have put together a wide range of ideas that could really make a difference and ensure we give our class of 2020 a warm welcome to the Alumni Association.

We are gathering support messages, profile forms, insights and experiences from our alumni to help inspire our new graduates.


Can you help today by making a quickfire 20 questions video?


How to make your video

Your video only needs to be 2 minutes long, answering the following questions in a quickfire style:

  1. Name?
  2. Where are you from?
  3. What course did you study?
  4. What grade did you achieve?
  5. What campus did you study at?
  6. What year did you graduate?
  7. Sum up your University of Cumbria experience in one sentence.
  8. What does the University of Cumbria mean to you?
  9. What's your current job title?
  10. What company do you work for?
  11. What sector/industry do you work in?
  12. What are your main job responsibilities?
  13. How did your degree help with your career?
  14. What other jobs and experiences got you to where you are now?
  15. What advice would you give to your graduate self?
  16. What are your top tips for succeeding in your industry?
  17. Where do you see yourself in the next ten years?
  18. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
  19. What are the future trends in your industry?
  20. What advice would you give to graduates embarking on a career in 2020 in the current climate?

 Expert video tips

 Here's some top tips to get the best possible video from Yann, our University of Cumbria Videographer:

  • Use a tripod or find a flat and stable surface that is level with your head.
  • Don’t use the digital zoom (instead move the phone closer or further away).
  • Your footage will look best when you shoot with lots of light (try using window light for a flattering effect).
  • Use exposure lock (on the iPhone this is when you press and hold until a yellow square appears and allows you to lock the exposure).
  • Use a lapel microphone to record better audio of your voice. If no external microphone is available stay close to the phone while filming so its internal microphone can pick up your voice more clearly.
  • Place yourself in the centre of the frame and leave space between the top of your head and the top of the frame.
  • Shoot your video in 4K (3840px x 2160px) for the best quality footage.
  • Fully charge your phone before recording any lengthy videos.
  • Shoot horizontal / landscape mode.
  • Put your phone in airplane mode when filming (this helps with battery life and prevents unwanted distractions).

Send your completed video clips via email to alumni@cumbria.ac.uk 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us, email alumni@cumbria.ac.uk