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 even if you're just thinking about doing so, then contact the Alumni Relations Manager for further information and advice.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details of future events.
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."
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.
The Edinburgh Chapter hosted an excellent evening at My Big Fat Greek Kitchen. Attendees travelled from as far away as Leeds – and Glasgow! It was particularly encouraging to see new faces that had not enjoyed the pleasure of our company before and who left promising to spread the good word. Our Greek friend Eleni Soldatou (class of 2008) email@example.com selected an excellent choice of menu for us. The evening was capped by the early celebration of two birthdays – Nick Stewart (class of 1980) born on 29th February and who recently became a teenager and Jennifer Nicol (Alumni Relations Manager) who was … well old enough to enjoy the bubbly!
Kevin Nwaoba and Kingsley Anyanwu held the first of our Nigerian reunions at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos. You can contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for dates of future reunions.
Over 30 alumni joined us for a few drinks at De Hems bar on Macclesfield Street in Soho. This was organised by alumni ambassadors George Martin and Michael Lawson, and they plan to have an informal pub evening one a month or every couple of months.