Alumni Network


PET has funded thousands of people to learn in prison and the vast majority go on to lead positive lives in the community, we are in touch with some of our alumni and they support us in many ways. Thinking about joining our alumni network? Find out more.

Alumni achievements

  • Speaking on panels at PET events and meetings in the Houses of Parliament attended by MPs and peers
  • Telling their stories to the national press and appearing in films, helping to change public perceptions about people with convictions
  • Involvement in PET workshops and focus groups
  • Giving us advice to help shape our future services both in prison and in the community

We want to reach out to our alumni, and continue to support our former learners. 

What can PET offer ex-prisoners?

  • Public speaking and media training
  • Support in voicing your concerns and experiences of education in prison
  • Access to PET's alumni network, a group of people with similar experiences, who can offer support and advice.
  • Information on other charities supporting ex-prisoners.

Community support

Currently PET does not offer help ex-prisoners with resettlement, however in the future we hope to start providing an advice and support service to prison leavers who want to continue with their education or want to gain employment.

We offer opportunities meet with members of our alumni group on a quarterly basis to discuss this project, which is based on a successful pilot offering mentoring and funding to young people in London. With all of our work, we want to develop what works to help people have successful futures and we are keen to involving our learners and alumni in our plans.

Find out about our meetings.

If you were supported by PET in prison and want to get in touch, please contact Alumni Manager Katy Oglethorpe