York Conservation Alumni Association

University of York's internationally recognised Conservation Studies programme established its thriving alumni network 40 years ago.

Our aim is to enhance and develop relationships between international conservation professionals, supporting our graduates at each stage of their careers, and keeping them connected and directly involved with Conservation Studies' research and training programmes.

Open to all graduates (including Archaeology of Buildings and Cultural Heritage Management MA's), our range of events, conferences and study tours provide opportunities for continuing professional development and strengthened inter-disciplinary connections. Through our fundraising we are also proud to support the next generation of conservationists.

Benefits of membership

  • Keeping in touch with colleagues and making new connections around the world
  • Networking within the profession
  • Placement opportunities
  • Access to mentoring 
  • A biannual e-newsletter 
  • Discount on conference fees and publications
  • Invitations to biannual study tours