Our Alumni Network

As an alumnus of West Dean College you become a member of a community with international reach. You can develop professional links through networking, come to college events, and access benefits, including discounted short courses and library access.

Make sure you get regular updates from the College, including news on exhibitions and opportunities, in your Alumni e-Newsletter. To sign-up or to share your alumni news story, please email [email protected]

Why not join the dedicated College Alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn?

To update your details, tell us how you're doing or request a certificate, please get in touch:

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Where are our alumni now?

This map shows the wide reach of our alumni network, where they are now and where they have been working. 

West Dean College map of alumni locations

Alumni news

Our worldwide and world class alumni share their news and stories.

Read the latest news here.

Are you an alumni with news? We'd love to hear from you! Please email [email protected].

West Dean College student using the specialist library

Alumni Benefits

  • 10% discount* on short courses and professional development courses, for two years after graduation.
  • ​Alumni discount* on the day delegate rate for Conference bookings, through our venue offering.
  • Invitations to College events, including networking events, graduation week private views and summer shows.
  • Regular alumni e-newsletter including latest news and job opportunities.
  • Two year access to the specialist Art and Conservation Library, by appointment.

* Terms and Conditions apply

Blogs and Articles

Short Courses Blog 16th July 2024

Meet the maker: Rachel O’Connell

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Short Courses Blog 16th July 2024

'I met my future intern on a short course' - A conversation with jeweller Emily Bedford

On Thursday 11 July, just a quick walk from our new London campus in Bloomsbury, we sat down for a conversation with jeweller Emily Bedford at her Cockpit studio. In this broad discussion we talk about her craft, her experience of West Dean short courses and how she met her future intern in the hallowed workshops of West Dean.

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