Calling all Glasgow Dental Alumni – Join ‘The Network’!
Glasgow Dental School is building an ever-stronger relationship with its many alumni and we are very grateful to the FGDP for engaging with our Glasgow Dental Alumnus Association to help forge further links. Other initiatives such as the Glasgow Dental School Big Band, which includes both current students and alumni, are also helping to cement these relationships, but communication remains an issue. However, this could all change as a result of an exciting University initiative called The Network.
The University’s Development and Alumni Office and Careers Service launched The Network in 2014 – an exclusive online professional networking site for Glasgow alumni, students and staff. The University has alumni in 180 countries around the globe, covering every sector and industry. The shared experience can help current students to step on the career ladder through to established alumni wishing to network with peers.
For those familiar with ‘Linked In’ and ‘Facebook’, The Network is similar to a cross between the two but with some particular features of great value to student – alumnus relations. One of these is the ‘Mentoring’ facility, which may be of particular value to recent graduates wishing to seek career guidance from Dental School staff or alumni working elsewhere in the profession. It is also an excellent way for alumni to keep up with recent news and announcements of forthcoming events at the Dental School and wider University.
We have established a ‘Dentistry Network’ within The Network and would encourage as many staff, students and alumni as possible to set up a profile. The process is simple and takes about 5 minutes. If you already have a LinkedIn presence, you can sync your profile details and populate your Network page at the click of a button.
The Network gives us all an unparalleled opportunity to keep in touch and support one another. Let’s use The Network to build and strengthen our University of Glasgow Dental School Community in 2017 and beyond.
Jeremy Bagg, Head of the University of Glasgow Dental School, February 2017