Parents' Annual Reception
21 March 2007
More than 1,200 parents of undergraduate students came to UCL for the annual Parents Reception on Saturday 10 March in order to find out for themselves about UCL and where the university is going in the future.
Short talks were given at each of three sessions by John Foreman, Dean of Students, who outlined some of the significant improvements for students, especially in the quality of teaching, since he was a student at UCL; and by Michael Worton, Vice-Provost (Academic & International), who spoke about UCL's international vision and especially the university's Global Citizenship agenda.
There was music from student society Bongos and Ethnic Music, and performances by the Dance Society, as well as talks from UCL academic staff, showcasing some of UCL's innovative work in fields ranging from nanotechnology to SSEES, and from UCL Collections to UCL Business.
Each session ran over its scheduled time, as the parents stayed on to talk with UCL academics and with each other.
The event will be followed up with newsletters to parents, and an even bigger event is planned next year.
Image 1: Parents gather in the South Cloisters
Image 2: Performance by the Dance Society
Image 3: Parents get the opportunity to find out about UCL research