Spring Alumni Events
16 May 2017
Our alumni networks are a great way to stay in touch with your friends and meet other UCL alumni across the world. As well as events organised by UCL, many of the alumni groups organise their own social and professional development events ensuring a huge wealth of ways for you to get involved with UCL wherever you are in the world.
Over the past few weeks we have had some fantastic alumni events happening across Asia, starting with an exclusive networking reception for alumni and friends at Loof bar in Singapore. The reception was hosted by UCL President and Provost Michael Arthur, and was an opportunity for him to introduce the It’s All Academic Campaign to alumni in the area, and share some updates about UCL’s plans for the future. The Provost was hugely impressed with the enthusiasm of the guests attending the event, and was delighted to meet so many alumni, including the UCL Alumni Singapore committee.
Alumna Millie Lee (UCL Institute of Education 2015) who attended the reception said, "It was my first time joining a UCL alumni event and I enjoyed every moment there. I was able to catch up with my classmates and meet new people, not to mention the great food & drink. Looking forward to the next event!"
The UCL Alumni Singapore group has been run by a team of volunteers since 1993. We are committed to working with them to build support for alumni in the region, and look forward to returning to Singapore for another event soon.
Other recent events include UCL Connect Hong Kong Women’s Network event on Managing Stress, held on 2 May at The Hive Central Terrace. This was an informal event to encourage open dialogue, as well as an opportunity to network with fellow UCL alumni. The speakers were Dr Sharmeen Shroff (UCL Psychology 2005), Clinical Psychologist from Central Minds Ltd, and Dr Mithu Storoni (UCL Neurology 2012), an accomplished author and researcher. The alumni attending received some helpful advice from the speakers on stress management, and a lively and engaging conversation followed the main session.
Over in Shanghai, the UCL Shanghai Alumni Club held its second U Forum event on 7 May. The event focused on sharing information, insights and the latest trends in Real estate investment and development. Panel speakers included alumna Daphne Deng (UCL Bartlett 2014), and the event ended with an enthusiastic discussion and networking over afternoon tea.
Getting involved with your local alumni association can be hugely rewarding and a great way to make new connections. If you would like to get in touch with your local alumni association, or find out more about upcoming UCL events in your area, visit our Alumni Online Community.