Below shows another option for the display of your connections.
We have come across Grid view previously. Another option is to display the Connections in list view as shown below. You can also display the order as Recent Active, Newest Members of Alphabetical.
When someone requests a connection with the student, he/she will receive a notification automatically as depicted below:
Once the student clicks on it, it will bring him/her to the Requests tab of the Connections page (see below). So the student can decide whether to accept or ignore the invitation.