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UCL American community enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner

23 November 2007


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  • UCL Careers Service
  • Thanksgiving

    Nearly 100 American students sat down to a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by UCL yesterday.

    Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all faculties mingled at a drinks reception in the Jeremy Bentham Room, followed by a traditional Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey and pumpkin pie. Catering was provided by Simply Great Food Catering of London.

    Professor Janette Atkinson, Pro-Provost for North America, welcomed the guests, who hailed from colleges and universities across the USA.

    The event was sponsored by Bloomberg, which provides financial software, data services and news to financial organisations worldwide. Karen Barnard, Head of UCL Careers Service, said: "Bloomberg has been involved with the university through the UCL Careers Service and is a keen supporter of events such as the IT, Science & Engineering Fair, the Finance & Management Fair and the Skills4Work '7 Deadly Skills' Event. It will also host the two-day 'UCL Focus on Management' course in June 2008 at its London offices."

    UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant celebrated the longstanding links between UCL and America.

    To find out more about these links with the USA or UCL Careers Service.


    Middle image: UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant (left) spoke to the students, followed by Paul Addison and Doug Laurie of Bloomberg (standing), and Professor Janette Atkinson, UCL Pro-Provost for North America (seated)