Join the alumni network

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After leaving prison you can become a member of our alumni network, allowing you to develop skills, discover opportunities and be instrumental in future prisoners’ journeys.

Join the alumni network

The alumni network is open to anyone with experience of serving time in prison. We particularly welcome people who once received funding from PET.

You will be part of a supportive network, which now totals over 50 people.

You can:

  • Keep up-to-date with services and opportunities from different organisations
  • Share your story and expertise at talks, conferences, through our website and through the media
  • Join social events, such as our yearly summer party
  • Take part in workshops and training to develop skills in areas such as public speaking
  • Influence PET practice and policy through our Advisory Group, where your experiences will help PET become more effective

Your experience and expertise are important to us to help influence change, improve prison education and understand the impact learning has on people’s lives. The experience of former learners provide real-life examples and knowledge which helps us improve as an organisation and to inspire future learners. Ultimately, your story can help frame the public’s perception of prisoners, rehabilitation and the importance of prison education.

The advisory group is a smaller group of alumni who meet regularly in London. The group meet quarterly to tackle specific questions regarding PET policy and planning, united by a passion for education and a desire to improve the situation of future learners in prison. The group also benefit from training and development opportunities.

If you are interested in joining our talented and diverse alumni network, please write to or enter your details here and a member of the PET team will be in touch.

PET’s course funding only covers people currently serving a prison sentence. If you are an ex-prisoner and want advice or support with education please visit this page

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