Alumni Network

"I left the event inspired beyond belief. I'm sure I'll make use of all the many connections I made." - Charlie, alumni member

PET has funded thousands of people to learn in prison and the vast majority go on to lead positive lives in the community. Some choose to join our alumni community, which now numbers 50+ members. It can offer former prisoners to chance to develop skills, influence change in the prison education sector, and build a supportive community of people with comparable experiences. 

Our alumni:

  • Talk about the power of education at events and conferences 
  • Share their stories on our website and with the media
  • Help to advise and influence PET on its work through joining our Advisory Group, which is chaired by alumnus Trustee Simon Scott  

We offer regular training and other workshops to help our alumni develop skills to help their through-the-gate journey. Recently we have hosted a digital storytelling workshop with Stretch Digital and a public speaking workshop with Vocalise and Bell Pottinger. 

If you are interested in joining our talented and diverse alumni network please contact Alumni Manager Katy Oglethorpe - katy@prisonerseducation.org.uk / 020 3 752 5676. 

You can watch some of our alumni's stories here: 

 Jayne 

Jayne's Story from STRETCH on Vimeo.

Julio

Julio's Story from STRETCH on Vimeo.

 Javed

Javed's Story from STRETCH on Vimeo.