DID you go to Uxbridge College? If you’re a former student who would like to support current students, the college would love to hear from you!

Right now, they have youngsters facing similar challenges and opportunities that you might have done. Being connected to you could really help them.

The college, with campuses in Uxbridge and Hayes, is one of more than 450 state schools and colleges across Britain which have registered with the charity Future First to set up networks of former students or alumni.

Future First’s vision is that every state school or college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps it to do more for its students.

More than 60,000 former students across Britain have already signed up to stay connected with their old school or college.

They’re inspiring young people in a number of ways; as career and education role models, mentors or e-mentors, work experience providers, governors, donors or fundraisers.

It doesn’t matter when you left college, whether you’re in higher education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help!

Lucy McCann, who manages the Future First programme at the college, cann be contacted on lmccann@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk

Former students can also sign up to Future First’s alumni scheme by clicking on the “Former Students” link on the website www.futurefirst.org.uk