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

Japan Alumni Association Reunion

Japan Alumni Association Reunion - 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

Athens reunion

Athens - October 2014

Thanks to Yannis Eliomarkakis (Class of 1999) and Elpida Dimitriadi (Class of 2003) for organising a reunion event in Athens! A group of graduates enjoyed a lovely evening reminising about their time at Stirling.

Athens

Reception in Singapore

Singapore - August 2014

Students who graduated earlier during the day mingled with graduates from the previous decades at a drinks reception in the Hilton Orchard Road. Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gerry McCormac was the host for the evening and updated guests with recent developments at the University.

All of the photos from this event can be viewed online here.

Singapore Reception

Saint Paul barbecue

Saint Paul - August 2014

Graduates and visiting students from the 1980s enjoyed a lovely barbecue at the home of alumni volunteer Ken Iosso. It was an exceedingly good time with some great memories shared. If you'd like to be invited to the next one, email Ken on ken.iosso@co.ramsey.mn.us.

Ken's BBQ Lunch

A trip to the theatre

London - May 2014

Thank you to John Scott for organising this event. A small group of alumni enjoyed a night at the theatre to see ‘Napoli Milionaria’ by Eduardo de Filippo. The production was brilliantly acted 'in the round' and was not a play that most people are familiar with.

A lunch in Guangzhou

Guangzhou - March 2014

Thank you to Ning (Eric) Qiang for organising a gathering in the Guangzhou area. A small group of alumni met at Yuejiang Miku restaurant in Guangzhou. Email Eric on eric_chiang_chn@hotmail.com if you’d like to be involved in a future event.

Eric China Lunch

A celebration in London

London - February 2014

Following on from the Queen’s Anniversary Prize ceremony, alumni and guests were invited to a reception at the Lansdowne Club in London. We were delighted to host so many alumni, staff and representatives of organisations that partner with the Institute for Social Marketing at this event.

Click here for photos taken at the event.

London Group QAP

George Martin, one of our alumni volunteers for the London area, is looking for suggestions and volunteers to help with planning for future alumni gatherings. Email him on george.martin@gartner.com for information.

Vive la France

Paris - January 2014

The French reunion was again an opportunity to meet new faces. We aim to create a French network for Stirling’s alumni because higher education networks in France are always influential so we need to make our net 'work' as well. Business cards were exchanged and we hope all present will benefit from this extra opportunity to step back in time whilst looking towards the future. The Thistle pub is always an enjoyable experience and a little moment where you can imagine yourself back in Scotland. Email Amanda Bouin on stirling.france@yahoo.fr to keep in touch.

Paris 2014

Alumni in the City

London - June 2013

More than 50 graduates from all decades enjoyed an informal drinks reception at the Caledonian Club in London. A brief presentation, including an update on the residences project, was shown to guests. We were delighted with many offers to get involved in our mentoring project and providing testimonials and hope this event will be the start of more London gatherings.

The Japan Scotland Association at Waseda University

Waseda – June 2013

‌The Principal Professor Gerry McCormac and Director of Development & External Affairs Kerry Bryson meet alumni and members of the Japan Scotland Association at Waseda University on Monday 3 June 2013.

Discover what lies beneath the Royal Mile

Edinburgh - April 2013

Following the success of last year’s Witchery Tour, alumni were given a tour of ‘The Real Mary King’s Close’. The group descended into another world located under the City Chambers under the guidance of Agnes, the chamber maid, to find out what it was really like for the people who lived, worked and died there. After the tour and up on street level, the group headed to The Advocate pub for some food and light refreshments. Many thanks for Hamish Steedman (class of 1980) and Eleni Soldatou (class of 2008) for organising the visit. They are stepping down as Edinburgh volunteers and Douglas Baxter (class of 1993), Amanda Mutch (class of 1996) and Cameron Waddell (class of 1999) will be taking over. You can contact them on stirlingalumni_edinburgh@hotmail.com for details of future events.

40 years on

Stirling - March 2013

Former members of the University of Stirling Football Team met on campus. George Watson (class of 1974) explains:

"The reunion was a celebration of 40 years of football at the University. Twenty ex first team players from the 1967 to 1973 era attended this reunion event, watching the University first team beat civil service strollers 6-2. We enjoyed pre and post match hospitality courtesy of the University then adjourned to the student union bar. The day was most enjoyable... we became better players as the evening progressed! Old friendships have been rekindled and a reunion for players from the 1974 to 1976 era will be followed up."

Japan AGM and dinner

Japan - November 2012

The Japan Alumni Association of the University of Stirling held its 2012 AGM once again to a roaring success, at the British Embassy in Tokyo. Special guests at this year’s biggest ever gathering included Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal of the University, and Ms Kerry Bryson, Director of Development and External Affairs, both of whom shared wise words of advice with the young attendees, looking towards stronger ties between Scotland and Japan in order to foster a more globally-minded generation for an increasingly culturally-complex world.

Japan 2012

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