Stay connected, get involved and change lives with your alumni community.

Join an online community only available to IDS alumni

Enhance your global network by connecting with IDS and alumni across the globe. We provide a secure and exclusive online networking platform for postgraduate alumni, students and IDS staff that can help you connect with old friends, make new and potentially important contacts, and stay in touch with IDS and IDS alumni wherever you are.

Join the online alumni network

Get free access to JSTOR’s library of academic journals

IDS Alumni have access to the University of Sussex Library which includes the British Library of Development Studies collection, and free remote access to JSTOR e-journals subscribed to by the University. Details of how to gain access to JSTOR are on the University website. Alumni can also join the University of Sussex Library to gain borrowing rights at a discounted rate. The library hosts a useful Development Studies Guide which supports the BLDS Catalogue Search. All library-related queries should be referred to library@sussex.ac.uk

Benefit from discounts on IDS Short Courses

IDS Alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on short courses run by and hosted at IDS. The discount will be offered to Alumni who meet the individual course criteria, and priority will be given to those applicants from less well-resourced organisations.

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Get an IDS email-for-life

The Email-for-Life is a service available to all IDS alumni; it is a permanent @alumni.ids.ac.uk email address, with an option to redirect mail from that account to another email address. Alumni report having used their email-for-life for job applications; connecting with other alumni; staying in touch with IDS etc. If you’ve forgotten your password or don’t have an alumni email please complete the short form in the link below and our technical team will be in touch to help you.

Get help with our IDS email-for-life

Additional benefits from the University of Sussex Alumni office

As a former IDS student, you are also an alum of the University of Sussex, and all the benefits of being a Sussex Alum are open to you. These include getting advice from the University of Sussex’s Careers and Employability Centre (CEC) up to three years after you graduate; access to other campus facilities such as the Sports Centre and Conference venues; discounted accommodation in Brighton, and an NUS Extra card.

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