Events and reunions

Taking part

The Alumni Office helps to organise alumni events all over the world. We also hope to encourage and support the organisation of freestanding events and reunions by independent groups of alumni. If you are planning an event, or would like advice on how to organise one, contact the Alumni Relations Manager.

Past events

Jakarta Reunion - October 2016

In October alumni and friends of the University of Stirling descended on the British Embassy in Jakarta to attend an alumni reunion hosted by the British Ambassador, HE Mr Moazzam Malik.

Prof Malcolm MacLeod and Prof Herve Migaud and Lesley Onslow from the University joined alumni to enjoy fish and chips in style at the British Ambassador’s new Residence, a wonderful setting for the event.

Amongst the guests were Philip Soelistio (Class of 1982) who was the very first Stirling graduate from Indonesia, and Norizan Sani, one of the 2015 graduates attending.

Without exception all the alumni had very happy memories of their time in Stirling – ‘the most beautiful campus in the world’ according to Hermawan Prawoto. Plans are already being made to revisit Stirling for the 50th Anniversary celebrations – and to stock up on supplies of Irn-Bru!


Maisie's Reunion - August 2016

Following the success of last year's bank -holiday reunion bash at Pathfoot, some of the Maisie's Folk-Club regulars  -  John Boyd, Billy Gilmour, Sarah J Slater, Eddy Graham,  Paul Higgins and Val Hendry- returned for one more huzzah. We were joined once again by members of the Union bar staff from the 80s; Marlene and Jan provided backing vocals for John in their legendary rendition of "Blue Murder". Sorry "Blue Moon".

We were delighted to meet a number of ex. students from the early 80s (Imogen, Gael and Sue along with two as yet nameless stars) who, on spontaneously forming 'The Black Isle Beauties', became John's backing International acclaim!  They even took the lead on a couple.

Agnes did a sterling job behind the bar and even served pizzas, the quality of which have improved markedly since the time of Maisie.

Overall, most of us thought this year was even better than last year, mainly because we got the use of the actual Maisie's bar - now called the Studio. A wonderful weekend and with our beloved campus bathed in glorious sunshine once again, it really was another unforgettable trip down amnesia lane.

Special thanks to Jennifer Forman and Frances Slorance for supporting us throughout.


Washington DC - reunion

The first University of Stirling Washington DC Alumni event took place on Thursday 19 May. The event was held in the beautiful surroundings of the Round Robin Bar of the Willard Hotel. The informal event was attended by 14 alumni (from a variety of years), and was arranged by our Fundraising Manager, Stuart Rennie, who is also a Stirling graduate. Stuart was in Washington on a study visit to meet with staff from the University of Maryland and the American University of Washington.

A pleasant evening was had chatting over a nice drink, with everyone sharing memories of experiences and time at the University of Stirling. Many happy stories were shared, including about how the University has developed over the years, the beauty of the campus, and the quality of the teaching received - one couple actually met at the University! Stuart would like to thanks everyone for taking the time to meet with him. He really enjoyed his first time in Washington, and looks forward to visiting again soon. 


May 2016

Berlin Reunion

On Tuesday 10 May a few graduates met Lindsey Donald, our Head of Development and Alumni Services at the Bryk Bar in Berlin. Over a few drinks they had the chance to discuss their time at Stirling and be updated on all the news and developments from the University.


Berlin Reunion May 2016

New York Reunion

On April 8 2016, several University of Stirling graduates gathered in New York City with Lindsey Donald, Head of Development and Alumni Services, to march in the Tartan Day Parade during Tartan Week. Lindsey had the pleasure of meeting with many alumni throughout the week to update them on the news of the University and hear of their time as students.


New York Reunion - April 2016 TARTAN WEEK

Beijing Reunion

We were delighted to welcome over 100 graduates and invited guests to a drinks reception held at Hanfenlou, The Commercial Press. Hosted by the Deputy Principal, Professor Malcolm MacLeod, guests had the chance to meet representatives from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Development and External Affairs. There was also a calligraphy and painting showcase and a guqin performance. 

Hong Kong Reunion

Lindsey Donald, Head of Development and Alumni Services, attended an alumni reunion in Hong Kong. The drinks reception was held at the Pottinger Hotel. Lindsey thanks everyone for coming to join and was pleased to see so many new faces there to join the alumni community. 

Nairobi Reunion

Student Recruitment Offcer, Bertha Banda, hosted drinks in the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi. She was on a recruitment trip and used the opportunity to organise a get together with some alumni for a reunion. They enjoyed catching up and sharing their memories of Stirling. 

Singapore Reunion

Singapore - October 2015

Around 100 alumni attended this event hosted by the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gerry McCormac and the University Secretary Ms Eileen Schofield on Friday 16th October in the Hilton Hotel.  The evening provided an opportunity for our alumni to hear updates from Stirling, network, catch up with friends and it gave our new graduates an opportunity to hear about the experiences of some of our well established, high profile alumni based in Singapore. Professor Gerry McCormac just the day before, conferred degrees upon more than 50 graduates of the highly popular BA Hons in Retail Marketing.

Click here for a selection of photographs.

Hong Kong Reunion

Hong Kong - October 2015

Thank you to to everyone who attended the reunion in the Lion Rock Bar.

Athens Reunion

Athens - September 2015

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the reunion, despite the terrible weather! Fingers crossed the sun comes out in time for the next event.

Greek beach image

Ghana Reunion

Ghana - September 2015

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the reunion in Ghana! We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

Ghana 2015

Networking in Paris

Paris - September 2015

Thanks to everyone who was able to join Amanda Bouin in Paris for networking drinks. It was a brilliant turn out and the chance to meet alumni from many other British universities. 

Networking Drinks - 9 September 2015

Maisie's Reunion

University of Stirling - August 2015

"Our Maisie’s Reunion turned out to be anything but A Trip Down Amnesia Lane, with all the old friends who had made the effort to attend, often from far flung places. It was hard to believe it was 25+ years since we last met for musical evenings under the affectionate eye of the Blonde Bombshell herself. Many of the old SUSA Management were there, as well as the musicians and singers from the old days, most of whom sounded better than ever. Of course, the real star turn was the beautiful university campus, bathed for once in glorious sunshine. We felt blessed to be part of the occasion, and to re-live what Stirling life meant for us all. So much so, in fact, that we are already discussing when we can do it again. Watch this space!"

Billy Gilmour, BA (Hons) in History, 1988

Maisie's Collage

London Pub Quiz

London - July 2015

Congratulations to George Martin and the rest of his team who came in second for the Scottish Universities pub quiz at the Spreadeagle in London! Hopefully the first of many more to come. From left to right: Manish, Eric, George and Anna.

 London Pub Quiz - July 2015


Munich Reunion

Munich - June 2015

Thanks to Birgit Kempfle (Class of 1990) for organising the latest international reunion in Munich! Fantastic to see some alumni in Germany, looking forward to seeing the next one! 

Munich Reunion - 13 June 2015

Stirling Reunion

Stirling - June 2015

It was fantastic to be reunited with so many alumni at the very first Stirling Chapter alumni event in Macrobert Arts Centre. We are hoping to hold many more alumni events like this in the future so, if you would like to join the Stirling Chapter, please get in touch with Jen Forman on All of the photos can be viewed on Facebook:

Stirling Reunion - 10 June 2015#

Japan Alumni Association Reunion

Tokyo - May 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Japan Alumni Association University of Stirling took place on Thursday 29 May 2015 at the British Embassy in Tokyo. The Association is pictured below along with special guest Steve Baker, Honorary Graduate Dr Taeko Seki and Director of Development and External Affairs, Kerry Bryson.

Japan Alumni Association Reunion May 2015

Newcastle Reunion

Newcastle - May 2015

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the Newcastle reunion at the Pitcher & Piano! We'll hopefully be able to organise some more events in the area so stay tuned! 


Guangzhou City Reunion

China - May 2015

Thanks to Eric Qiang (Class of 2006) for organising the latest reunion in the city of Guangzhou, China! 

Guangzhou City Reunion - 3 May 2015

Belfast Reunion

Belfast - April 2015

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the reunion at the Ulster Museum in Belfast! 

Belfast 1

Tartan Week - NYC

New York City - April 2015

A strong contingent of Stirling alumni joined NYC’s annual Tartan Week celebrations for the first time in 2015. Graduates attended a reception for alumni of Scottish universities hosted by the Scottish Government, an excellent pub meet, and participated in the flagship event; the Tartan Day Parade on Sixth Avenue. 

Tartan Week 2015

Tartan Week 2015 2

London Reunion

London - March 2015

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to Azzurro! It was a fantastic turn out and a great time was had by all. Special thanks to George Martin (class of 1983) and Stephen Pounder (class of 1987) for organising the event as well!

London Reunion - 5 March 2015

New York City Reunion

New York City - February 2015

Thanks to all who were able to attend the reunion in NYC in February despite the chilly weather! 

NYC Reunion

Guangzhou City Reunion

Guangzhou City - January 2015

Thanks to  Ning (Eric) Qiang (Class of 2006) for organising the first alumni reunion of 2015 at the T.I.T Creative Industry Zone in China. 

Hong Kong Reunion

Hong Kong - December 2014

Thanks to Annie Fu (class of 2005) and Manki Chu (class of 2003) for organising a reunion in Hong Kong for local alumni! The reunion was held at The Canny Man, a Scottish themed pub.

Post St Andrews day - Pre Christmas Reunion

Paris - December 2014

Séverine Peyrichou (Class of 2002) hosted a post St Andrews/Pre Christmas reunion at the Thistle pub in Paris for fellow alumni. Thanks to Séverine for organising and to everyone who attended!

Brussels Reunion

Brussels - December 2014

Thanks to Emma Russell for organising this networking event for alumni in the Belgium, Netherlands or Luxembourg regions! A group of graduates met at 13 Degrees to catch up and reminisce about their time at Stirling. 

First Thursday, London

London - December 2014

Thanks to George Martin for organising a catch up with fellow alumni at the Jewel Piccadilly in London. A fantastic time was had by all!

Japan Alumni Association Reunion

Japan - November 2014

On Friday 28 November over 30 alumni and new students gathered at Waseda University in Tokyo for a reception hosted by Dr Taeko Seki, alumna and honorary graduate of the University of Stirling. Delegates attending the event also included, representatives from Atomi University, SDI Tokyo and artists Kate Downie and Hironori Katagiri.

Graduates attending this special event had the opportunity to catch up with fellow alumni, hear the latest news from the University of Stirling and make new connections.

Representatives of the University of Stirling in attendance were Dr John Rogers, Director of Research and Enterprise and Maria Cid Castilla, Internationalisation Manager who were extremely grateful to Dr Taeko Seki for organising the event and to everyone attending this pleasant and enjoyable evening.

Japan Alumni Reunion

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