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  • UCL currently has 12,130 alumni in the United States, the highest number of UCL alumni per country outside the UK.
  • UCL currently has 482 students from the USA enrolled on full degree programmes.
  • Connect with UCL alumni in New York through the group's facebook page.

Past Events

New York Alumni Picnic - 21 June 2014

The New York Alumni Group held their first event picnic in Central Park on Saturday 21 June. Guests brought their dogs and food to share and enjoyed a games of Frisbee. It was a lovely warm afternoon or reminiscing about UCL and exchanging contact details with new friends. The group plan to make the picnic an annual event.


photographs courtesy of Amanda Granek

New York Annual Party - 12 November 2013, 6.30 - 8.30pm

125 alumni and friends gathered for the annual party held at the British Consulate on Tuesday 12 November. The event was hosted by new UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur who was joined by UCL alumnus and Deputy Consul General, Nick Astbury (UCL BA History 1993; MA History 1994).

To read more about this event and see more photos visit Christina Smith's (UCL Bartlett 2012) blog.

NY Annual Party 2013
NY Annual Party 2013
NY Annual Party 2013
NY Annual Party 2013
NY Annual Party 2013
UCL NY Annual Party 2013
UCL NY Annual Party 2013
UCL NY Annual Party 2013
UCL NY Annual Party 2013
UCL NY Annual Party 2013
UCL NY Annual Party 2013

New York Alumni Summer Drinks - 26 June 2013

Nearly 50 alumni and guests gathered at the Churchill Tavern for UCL summer drinks hosted by Christine Simms from the Development and Alumni Relations Office at UCL. Christine updated those present on the latest news and developments at UCL. Attendees were treated to classic Pimm's cups and a selection of British themed appetisers including mini fish and chips!

  • New York Summer Party 2013
  • New York Summer Party 2013
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  • New York Summer Party 2013
  • New York Summer Party 2013

images courtesy of Amanda Granek

Beer Tasting - 11 February 2013

UCL alumni attended a beer tasting event at City Swiggers, beer shop and tasting room Yorkville, Upper East side, on Monday 11 February and enjoyed a selection from the shop's fourteen taps.

UCL Alumni New York Breakfast Briefing - 7 November 2012

‘Short term relief, long term grief?'

A financial and regulatory view of short-term thinking in current equity markets

UCL alumni were hosted by Damian Ridealgh (UCL Laws 1996) at Ashurst LLP for the second in a series of UCL Breakfast Briefing events in New York.

Dr Arad Reisberg, Director of the UCL Centre for Commercial Law and Reader in Corporate and Financial Law, led a lively round table discussion on the topic of 'short term relief, long term grief'. Attendees debated whether the system in which companies and shareholders interact, promotes quick fixes that undermine the market’s credibility and the potential for long term economic growth in the corporate world. The panel also discussed whether misplaced loyalty in CEOs and the need for scapegoats, lies at the heart of numerous recent scandals.

Walking Tour of the High Line Park - 27 October 2012

  • High Line Tour 2012
  • High Line Tour 2012
  • High Line Tour 2012
  • High Line Tour 2012

On Saturday 27 October 2012, 26 alumni and friends joined Dr Andrew Laing, (UCL Bartlett School 1980), a Director of AECOM, and Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University’s School of Architecture, for a walking tour of the High Line elevated park, New York, exploring the unique panorama of new architecture visible from the park. At the end of the tour the group was hosted for refreshments at the office of Grimshaw Architects, a notable international firm founded in 1980 by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw (UCL Honorary Doctorate of Literature 2011) which operates worldwide with offices in New York, London, Melbourne and Sydney. Partner Bill Horgan delivered an insightful talk about Grimshaw’s exciting international projects. 

New York Annual Party - 10 September 2012

  • New York September 2012 Event
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  • New York September 2012 Event
  • New York September 2012 Event
  • New York Annual Party
  • New York Annual Party 2012
  • New York Annual Party 2012
  • New York Annual Party 2012
  • New York Annual Party 2012
  • New York Annual Party 2012
  • UCL New York Annual Party 2012

Over eighty UCL alumni, students, parents and friends gathered at New York Athletic Club for the UCL New York Annual Party on Monday 10 September 2012. The evening was hosted by Lori Manders, Director of UCL Development and Alumni Relations Office who was also joined by Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost (International) to update guests with the latest developments at UCL.

It was a most convivial evening and guests were not only treated to spectacular views over Central Park, from the Solarium roof terrace, but also to a surprise visit

from UCL's President and Provost, Professor Malcolm Grant.

New York Gallery Crawl - 10 March 2012

  • New York Gallery Crawl
  • New York Gallery Crawl
  • New York Gallery Crawl
  • New York Gallery Crawl

The UCL alumni gallery crawl commenced with a visit to Rosa Ruey’s (UCL Slade School of Fine Art 2005) artist’s studio where Rosa engaged guests with an exclusive insight into her work. The next stop was the FLAG Art Foundation, an exhibition space founded by Glenn Fuhrman (UCL History of Art 1986) which was featuring work by Turner prize winner and UCL alumna, Rachel Whiteread (UCL Slade School of Fine Art 1987) amongst other artists.

The final stop was Sikkema Jenkins & Co, where Gallery Associate, Scott Briscoe (UCL History of Art 2004) was on hand to introduce the latest exhibition by Kay Rosen. After a fun and inspiring afternoon, guests stayed on at the gallery to enjoy a glass of wine and discuss the day’s events with fellow alumni.

Alumni Breakfast Briefing: 'Is America still a safe investment? - 25 January 2012

30 alumni and guests gathered in the board room at Svenska Handelsbanken, for the first in a new and exciting series of UCL breakfast briefings in New York.

The event was hosted by Mark Cleary (UCL Scandinavian Studies 1978) Deputy General Manager of Svenska Handelsbanken  who was joined by panel members Richard Mully (UCL Economics 1982), Managing Partner of Grove International Partners and John Kelly (UCL Economics 1982), CEO of Reformation Insurance Group in leading a round table discussion on the topic. All attendees were encouraged to offer their perspectives and share their views and after the very lively discussion the attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network with each other. 

Alumni Reception - 21 September 2011

  • Provost at New York Alumni Event
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  • New York Alumni Event
  • New York Alumni Event
  • New York Alumni Event
  • New York Alumni Event
  • New York Alumni Event
  • New York Alumni Event
  • New York Alumni Event

UCL’s President and Provost, Professor Malcolm Grant hosted a drinks and canapés reception at Bayard’s on 21st September 2011. The event was held in the beautiful Hanover Room overlooking the British Gardens in Hanover Square. The event was attended by 70 alumni, current students and staff who were updated on UCL’s exciting vision and strategy for the next ten years by Professor Grant. It was a wonderful event and a good time was had by all.


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