Updates to the Future First alumni platform

We’re excited to be launching our ‘new look’ alumni portal this term. The upgrades will improve the experience for your alumni as they sign up, and will make the portal faster and easier to use for school staff.

These changes mean that some features of the portal will not be available from 29 November until the new look alumni portal launches on Monday 5 December.

What does this mean for me?

From 29 November to 2 December 2016, the alumni portal will be “read only”

You’ll be able to log in to your portal to search, view and download data (including alumni email addresses). But you won’t be able to edit your data or send emails through the portal.

From Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December 2016 the alumni portal will be unavailable

You won’t be able to access the alumni portal during this period. The new look alumni platform will go live on the morning of Monday 5 December.

Can alumni still sign up to our network during this period?

Yes – through a simplified sign up form. Their data will be available on the new portal from 5 December.

What happens to emails sent by alumni during this period?

During this period, any emails sent by alumni to the portal will be forwarded onto the email address you use to sign in. These messages will also be visible on the portal from Monday 5 December.

What do I have to do?

When the new alumni portal launches on 5 December, you will receive an email asking you to verify your email address. Once you have done this you will be able to log in as usual.

What’s new?

Digital toolkit

This new, interactive microsite provides detailed guidance, lesson plans, templates and resources to support you to get the most out of your alumni network.

Improved sign-up process for alumni

A revamped sign-up process for alumni, improving the ease of signing up and the quality of the data collected.

New look for the alumni portal

A new look and feel to the alumni portal and a boost to the speed and performance of this system.

One alumni email address

All emails sent through your alumni portal will come from one email address, also giving alumni one email address to contact you on. All emails sent to this address will appear in the alumni portal.

Any questions?

Please contact support@futurefirst.org.uk or your alumni officer with any questions.