The NILE MAPDLE Alumni Association aims to create a community for all NILE MA alumni to network, keep in touch and learn from each other, regardless of when you started, when you graduated or what you specialise in.

As a member of the Association, you will

  • be invited to join a ‘closed’ Facebook group with alumni interviews and features 
  • have free access to the NILE eLibrary, with dissertations, journal subscriptions and e-books
  • enjoy a special 20% discount at the biggest ELT bookstore in the UK – Bournemouth English Book Centre 
  • receive an annual bulletin with news about the programme, modules and tutors
  • get alumni discounts on all NILE courses and events
  • be invited to an annual event at the IATEFL conference (when this is face-to-face) 
  • receive support for local alumni events 
  • be offered mentoring if presenting at a conference for the first time
  • be part of the NILE publicity for conference participation at appropriate conferences
All alumni receive the highly coveted NILE MAPDLE Alumni Association pin badge in the post, which we hope you will wear with pride.

NEW: Special discounted fees on PhD programme for NILE MAPDLE graduates

As part of our ongoing collaborations with University of East Anglia here in Norwich, we are delighted to have been able to agree a special discount for all graduates of the NILE MAPDLE programme to study on the UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning’s research-based PhD programme, which can be taken online, with annual short trips to Norwich. The 15% discount on fees applies to the programme described in detail here.
To qualify for the discount, you will send your MAPDLE certificate and transcript as part of your application, and should begin your Personal Statement with reference to your NILE MA programme. If you have any questions, please contact us.
We hope this adds to the alumni benefits of the NILE MAPDLE, and that some of you will be interested in continuing your studies with a doctoral programme.
In the future we hope to organise scholarships to events, access to an expanded version of our eLibrary and we will look into any of your creative suggestions, so watch this space!