Dear friends and supporters,
Welcome to the latest e-Stirling Minds. Thank you to everyone who supported the University during the 50th birthday celebrations, either by submitting your memories or attending an event.
We hosted many events including lectures by Honorary Graduate Jim McColl and John Goodwin from the Lego Foundation, a family open day plus alumni reunions in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. Feel free to take a look at a selection of photographs capturing these happy moments.
Our anniversary publication, 'Fifty: The University of Stirling in 50 objects' is proving to be extremely popular and I’d warmly encourage you to order your copy through the online shop.
A special anniversary edition of Stirling Minds was dispatched in December. If you didn't receive a copy please see here or contact the alumni team to request a copy. We are also interested to hear your views on the magazine.
In December, the University's Deputy Principal for Internationalisation and Graduate Studies, Professor Leigh Sparks, joined a delegation of senior leaders from Scotland's higher education sector on an official visit to India. Led by Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP, they met with the Scottish Government, Scottish Development International and the British Council and key Indian government officials to explore further avenues for collaboration between the University and partners in India.
On 21 March, students are set to pitch their stock recommendations for inclusion in the newly created Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF). The fund was set up to provide students from all disciplines with experience of professional equity analysis and portfolio management. The stock pitch event provides a platform for students to pitch their ideas to a panel of investment experts, and to answer their questions, thereby enhancing their communication skills and employability. The event takes place at 2pm in Cottrell Lecture Theatre W1 and is open to staff, students and alumni.
We're also looking forward to Japan Week on campus and we're delighted to be attending the Tartan Day (7 April) celebrations again in New York and hosting alumni reunions in Shanghai and Beijing - details to follow. At the end of May, we will host a drinks reception for our legators and donors to the 1967 Circle to thank them for their support. If you would like to find out more or attend the event, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual alumni survey will be issued soon and we would encourage alumni to participate via this survey link.
Don't forget there are many platforms that you can use to stay in contact with Stirling. Keep in touch with your alma mater by joining our networks on Facebook and LinkedIn and we have an ever-growing list of followers on our Twitter page @StirAlumni.
With best wishes,
Director for Advancement
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