Explore some of our more niche opportunities below, or get in touch via alumni@imperial.ac.uk  if you'd like to suggest a way to help.

Opportunities

Become a school governor

The role of a school governor offers a fantastic way to continue your professional development and test and develop your skills in a challenging environment whilst making a significant contribution to your local community. School governors play a key role in setting the strategic direction of schools and implementing best practice, and are often referred to as the most important volunteer group in education.

Find out more about becoming a school governor here.

Already a school governor? Join Imperial's School Governors’ Network here.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or would like to find out more, please contact Silje Andersen in the Imperial Outreach team at silje.andersen@imperial.ac.uk.  

Location: All of UK (particularly outside London). You decide the time period you are prepared to travel to and from the school. This could be between 30 or 60 minutes, or more on occasion.
Time Commitment: Governors are expected to attend a minimum of six meetings per year. The preparation, participation and travel for these meetings, and training, will comprise four to five hours a month for nine months of the year.

Become a wellbeing governor

Imperial has been working with Governors For Schools for a number of years to recruit Imperial staff and alumni as school governors. Governors for School are now looking for wellbeing governors to support children and school staff when they need it most. The role creates a connection between the governing board and the wider school/Trust. It’s the wellbeing governor’s job to support the school to embed its mental health and wellbeing provision across the entire school.

You don’t need any specific training or expertise to become a wellbeing governor. Read more about the role and apply here.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Silje Andersen in the Imperial Outreach team at silje.andersen@imperial.ac.uk.

More information about Imperial's School Governors’ Network can be found here.

Location: All of UK 
Time Commitment: Governors are expected to attend a minimum of six meetings per year

Help the School of Public Health with Dementia Prevention Research

The CHARIOT Register has been organised by the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. It is a list of healthy individuals who would like to be contacted about research studies into the prevention of dementia. Their research aims to better understand dementia; the risks of developing the disease and what factors might protect against it. This will allow them to develop methods for early prediction or prevention. 

To join the CHARIOT register you must be 50-85 years old and have no diagnosis of dementia or memory problems. 

If you are interested in joining the register or would like more information, please contact The Chariot Register Team on dementia.prevention@imperial.ac.uk or call 020 7594 8886. Further information can also be found on their website.

Location: Various
Time Commitment: Various 

Share your insights into innovation and research collaborations with Imperial Business Partners

Imperial Business Partners (IBP) is seeking to grow the College’s innovation ecosystem and maximise opportunities for researchers, students and start-ups. IBP offers corporate members curated connections to facilitate collaboration with world-leading experts, emerging innovation and tech foresight. 

IBP are looking for alumni, with an interest in innovation and research, to share company insights and provide feedback on how IBP works with its corporate members. They are particularly keen to hear from alumni in financial services or FMCG who can provide insights into how these organisations can be engaged in innovation and research collaboration.  

If you're interested in sharing your insights and expertise, please complete this short form and a member of the IBP team will get in touch with you.

Location: Worldwide
Time commitment: 2 minutes to complete the form and up to 30 minutes speaking with a memeber of the IBP team

Volunteer as a healthy control for Imperial's Addiction Research Group's clinical study

Imperial's Addiction Research Group are currently recruiting healthy control volunteers for the clinical study NCORE (Neural Correlates of Reward and Emotion in opioid dependence).

They are looking for people who are current or ex-smokers, over the age of 30 and are based in Greater London and the surrounding area.

The NCORE study is investigating the effects of opioid dependence on brain function. We are studying people who are opioid dependent and comparing them with healthy individuals. We are investigating how the licensed drug aprepitant affects brain responses to determine whether this could be a new treatment for opioid addiction.

This part of the study is carrying out research in healthy volunteers who have never been diagnosed with drug or alcohol dependence. Healthy volunteers will take part in questionnaires, psychological tasks (computer games), and brain scanning in an MRI.

If eligible, you will be compensated £50 for the initial visit and £70 for each subsequent visit you make to our research site plus travelling expenses.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the NCORE team on email at cfn.recruitment@imperial.ac.uk or find out more via the website.

NCORE is an ethically approved clinical research study which is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) of the UK (REC reference: 19/LO/0971).