Frequently asked questions

  • How do I contact the Alumni Team?
  • How do I register with the Alumni Network?

    New graduates are automatically enrolled in the Alumni Network. If you graduated a while back and want to sign up, or if you’re already a member and want to update your contact details to stay in touch, please email:

  • How do I get a replacement certificate or transcript?

    Please email to request a copy of your certificate or transcript. Please note that a fee may be applied.

  • How do I find a friend?

    Please contact the Alumni Team and we can search our database and other records. Please note that under the Data Protection Act we cannot give out personal details, but we are happy to contact people on your behalf or pass your details on to them.

  • Who can join the Alumni Network?

    The Alumni Network is a facility for anyone who has studied a course at any of our four campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester, or our former campus in Maidstone.

    You can also join if you studied at one of our founder institutes:

    Kent Institute of Art & Design 
    Surrey Institute of Art & Design 
    West Surrey College of Art & Design 
    Farnham School of Art 
    Epsom and Ewell School of Art 
    Guildford School of Art 
    Canterbury School of Art 
    Canterbury School of Architecture 
    Maidstone College of Art 
    Medway College of Design

    If you are a student still studying with us then we are unable sign you up as a member. We look forward to welcoming you to the Alumni Network when you have completed your course.

  • How do I update my personal details?

    You can update your personal and other details, such as your professional and career details by emailing us directly at

  • How can I get a reference from UCA/my former tutor?

    Please email

  • How do I sign up to use the library?

    Go to one of UCA’s four libraries with a passport photo, and fill in an application for Alumni Library Membership.

    Membership entitles you to borrow up to six items at a time, use the photocopiers and library catalogue, and access library services. Due to licensing restrictions Alumni members are not permitted to view videos or DVDs or use any computer resources other than the Library Catalogue.

  • What will you do with my details once I have registered?

    The information you provide when you register or update your details with the UCA Alumni Network will be used to keep you informed about the UCA Alumni Network and relevant events.

    Your details will be used for mailings that are central to the Network's activities and will be shared with other departments such as the Careers Service. They will not be disclosed to anyone outside the University and will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

    For more information please see our Data Protection Policy for Alumni & Supporters