Alumni and Friends

Past events

Every year, the Alumni Relations Office organises a number of events, at home and abroad, for alumni. We hold events throughout Europe and overseas, including Japan, Hong Kong, the USA and Malaysia. A selection of photos from alumni events worldwide can be found on this page.

 

2015

Brussels

Kent visits the USA - Fall 2015

Kent hosted a number of receptions and events for alumni in cities across the US in October 2015.

 

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Official opening of the new BSIS facilities in Brussels

The Brussels School of International Studies welcomed alumni and friends to the official opening of their new facilities on Thursday 15 October 2015.

 

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50th Festival

The University hosted its 50th Festival on 4-6 September 2015, to mark the end of Kent’s 50th anniversary year.

 

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Benefactors' Garden Party 2015

A garden party was held on Saturday 20 June 2015 at the University's Canterbury campus to thank all of those who have donated to the University over the past year.

 

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Istanbul 50th anniversary celebrations 2015

Alumni gathered in Istanbul on Friday 12 June 2015 to celebrate Kent’s 50th anniversary.

 

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Athens 50th anniversary celebrations 2015

Kent celebrated its 50th anniversary with alumni and friends in Athens on Friday 15 May 2015.

 

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Thank and Give event 2015

The University hosted a Thank and Give event on Friday 15 May 2015 to highlight the impact of philanthropy at Kent.

 

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Innovation in Academia Awards and US alumni weekend

The University hosted its first US alumni weekend in LA from 30 April to 3 May, which included the Innovation in Academia Awards in partnership with BritWeek.

 

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Hong Kong 50th anniversary celebrations 2015

The University held celebrations in Hong Kong for its 50th anniversary on Thursday 16 April 2015.

 

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Kuala Lumpur 50th anniversary celebrations 2015

Alumni gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Monday 13 April 2015 for the University's 50th anniversary celebrations.

 

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Rome 50th anniversary celebrations 2015

The University hosted its 50th anniversary celebrations in Rome on Wednesday 1 April.

 

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London 50th anniversary celebrations 2015

On Thursday 26 March, the University celebrated its 50th anniversary with alumni in London.

 

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Paris 50th anniversary celebrations 2015

The University celebrated its 50th anniversary with alumni in Paris on Thursday 19 February 2015.

 

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Donor Appreciation Day 2015

The University’s second annual Donor Appreciation Day was held on 12 February 2015, to which all local donors were invited.

 

USA

Mauritius Alumni Reception 2015

The University's International Development team hosted a cocktail reception for alumni in Mauritius on 22 January 2015.

 

 

2014

Brussels

Brussels 50th anniversary celebrations 2014

On Wednesday 5 November 2014, the University celebrated its 50th anniversary with alumni in Brussels.

 

USA

USA 50th anniversary celebrations 2014

The University's 50th anniversary celebrations arrived in the US in October 2014.

History Alumni Day

History Alumni Day 2014

On Saturday11 October 2014, the School of History hosted its second History Alumni Day at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus.

Benefactor's Garden Party

Benefactors’ Garden Party 2014

On Saturday 21 June 2014, a garden party was held at the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus to thank the University’s donors for their support over the past year.

 

Former Staff Association Summer Event & AGM

The annual summer event and AGM for the FSA were held on Thursday 19 June 2014 in Darwin College at the University's Canterbury campus.

 

Athens

Athens Alumni Reception 2014

A reception for alumni in Athens was hosted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor David Nightingale on Friday 9 May 2014.

 

London

London Alumni Reception 2014

An alumni reunion was held in London on Thursday 1st May 2014 to help launch the University’s 50th Anniversary History Projects.

 

Singapore

Singapore Alumni Reception 2014

A reception for alumni in Singapore was hosted at the NUSS Suntec City Guild House by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Hughes on Thursday 10th April 2014.

 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Alumni Reception 2014

A reception for alumni in Hong Kong was hosted at the PWC Conference Centre by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow on Friday 4th April 2014.

Malaysia

Malaysia Alumni Reception 2014

A reception for alumni in Malaysia was hosted in Kuala Lumpur by Vice-Chancellor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow on Tuesday 1st April 2014.

 

Paris

Paris Alumni Reception 2014

An International Open Lecture was held by the British Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Ricketts, at his official residence in Paris on Friday 7th March 2014.

 

 

2013

Madrid

Madrid Alumni Reception 2013

A reception for alumni in Spain was hosted at the Santander Financial City in Madrid by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow on 3 September 2013.

 

Istanbul Alumni Reception 2013

A reception for alumni in Turkey was hosted in Istanbul by Pro-Vice-Chancellor External Alexandra Hughes on 21 June 2013.

David Nightingale

Athens Alumni Reception 2013

Alumni in Greece gathered at the British Embassy Residence in Athens for a reception hosted by Senior Vice-Chancellor David Nightingale on Friday 17 May 2013.

Picture of Emily Thornberry MP

Alumni Reception at the House of Commons 2013

On Thursday 18 April 2013 Professor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor, and Kent alumnus Emily Thornberry MP hosted an event for alumni at the House of Commons in London.

New York

New York Alumni Reception 2013

On Tuesday 16 April 2013 Keith Mander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and Alison Coles, Director of Development and Alumni Relations. hosted an event for Kent alumni in New York at the British Consulate.

Malaysia Alumni Reception 2013

On Friday 29 April 2013 alumni in Malaysia gathered for an event hosted by Professor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor, and the Malaysian alumni association at the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Alumni Reception 2013

On Thursday 25 April 2013, Professor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor, hosted the University's first International Open Lecture at the Hong Kong Jockey Club in association with the Hong Kong alumni association.

2012

Brussels

Malaysia Alumni Receptions 2012

On Friday 20 April 2012 Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor, hosted an event for Kent alumni in Malaysia at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, with the support of the University's Malaysia Alumni Association. A welcome dinner was then hosted on 29 August to introduce the year's new graduates to their local alumni association.

 

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Hong Kong Alumni Receptions 2012

The University hosted an event for alumni and friends in Hong Kong on Monday 23 April 2012 at the Happy Valley Racecourse, with the support of the Hong Kong Alumni Association.The Association hosted another event on 17 November 2012 at L'Hotel elan in Kwun Tong.

 

USA

Istanbul Reception 2012

On Friday 22 June 2012, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alexandra Hughes hosted the University's first reception in Istanbul, for alumni and friends of the University.

2011

Beijing Alumni Reception 2011

On Monday 7 November October 2011 Professor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor, hosted an event for Kent alumni in Beijing at the Beijing Jockey Club, by kind permission of alumnus Dr William Lo.

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Shanghai Alumni Reception 2011

On Friday 3 November 2011 Professor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor, hosted an event for Kent alumni in Shanghai at Xintiandi.

Law event 2011

Law Networking Reception 2011

On Thursday 20 October 2011 Professor Joanne Conaghan, Head of Kent Law School, hosted an event for Kent alumni working in the legal profession.

Business alumni

Business Networking Reception 2011

On Monday 19 September 2011 alumni Steve Robertson (MBA K03) hosted an event at Lloyd's of London for alumni in business and Kent Business School alumni.

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Benefactors' Garden Party 2011

On Saturday 18 June 2011 a garden party was held at the Vice-Chancellor's residence in Canterbury to thank the University's donors for their support over the past year.

Malaysia Alumni Dinner 2011

On 1 April 2011 Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Hughes hosted a dinner at the Hotel Equatorial in Kuala Lumpur for Kent alumni in Malaysia.

Hong Kong Alumni Dinner 2011

On 8 April 2011 the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Julia M Goodfellow hosted a dinner at the Hong Kong Jockey Club for alumni in Hong Kong.

2010

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Benefactors' Garden Party 2010

A garden party was held at the Vice-Chancellor's residence on 19 June 2010 to thank the University's donors for their support over the past year.

London Business Club 2010

on 4 November 2010 Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Keith Mander hosted an event at the headquarters of the Gallup Organisation for alumni in business

2009

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Benefactors' Garden Party 2009

On 4 July 2009 a garden party was held at the Vice-Chancellor's residence to thank the University's donors for their support over the past year.

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Athens Alumni Reception 2009

On 15 September 2009, 200 alumni, friends of the University and new students met at the Embassy Residence in Athens for the 2009 Athens Alumni Reception, by kind permission of the British Ambassador to Greece.

Vice-Chancellor giving a speech

Hong Kong Alumni Reception 2009

On 21 October 2009 over 75 alumni and friends of the University attended the 2009 Hong Kong Alumni Reception held at the Hong Kong Banker's Club.

Malaysia Alumni Reception 2009

On 14 November 2009 Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Hughes hosted a reception at the Crowne Plaza Kuala Lumpur for alumni in Malaysia.

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Music Alumni Reception 2009

In November 2009, over 70 alumni and friends of music at Kent gathered for the launch of exciting plans for a new centre for music performance - The Colyer-Fergusson Building.

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Creative Industries Alumni Reception 2009

On 30 November 2009, over 100 alumni met at the offices of the Guardian Media Group for a reception for alumni in the creative industries.

2008

University of Kent in America Alumni Receptions 2008

In June 2008 the University of Kent in America hosted alumni receptions in New York City, NY and in San Francisco, CA for alumni in the United States.

Garden party 2008

Benefactors' Garden Party - July 2008

Vice-Chancellor Professor Julia Goodfellow hosted a garden party at her home in recognition of the support of the University's donors.

Brussels Reception 2008

Brussels Reception - October 2008

Over 100 alumni and guests attended a reception at the Official Residence of the British Ambassador to Belgium in Brussels on 2 October 2008. Organised jointly with Kent County Council, the reception featured a keynote speech by Lord Hannay, former ambassador to the UN.

Hong Kong alumni reception 2008

Hong Kong alumni reception - October 2008

The 2008 Hong Kong alumni reception was held at the Hong Kong Bankers' Club on 11 October 2008. Over 80 alumni and friends of the University attended the event hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Julia Goodfellow and alumnus Eddy Fong.

2007

Taipei alumni party 2007

Taipei alumni party - November 2007

The University's International Office visited Taiwan in November 2007 and were joined by Taiwanese alumni for a party in Taipei

On the terrace at the House of Lords

London alumni reception at the House of Lords - September 2007

180 alumni and staff enjoyed an evening reception on Thursday 20 September and were treated to a tour of the Houses of Parliament and the splendid views over the river Thames at night from the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace.

Celebration of music

Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of Music - September 2007

On Friday 14 September, over 80 alumni and friends of Music at Kent joined Director of Music Susan Wanless at the Coliseum to celebrate her 20th year at Kent.

Benefactors' Garden Party

Benefactors' Garden Party - July 2007

On Saturday 7th July 2007, over 120 benefactors to the University over the past year enjoyed a garden party at the home of the Vice-Chancellor in recognition of their support

Wasington alumni reception

Washington alumni reception - May 2007

On Thursday 10 May 2007, 30 alumni and friends of the University gathered at the prestigious National Press Club in Washington, DC.

2006

First 500 dinner on 30 Nov 2006

First 500 dinner - November 2006

Twenty six of the first undergraduates to cross Eliot causeway were reunited at the National Liberal Club in London on 30 November 2006.

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70s Alumni Reunion Weekend - September 2006

See photos from the 70s Alumni Reunion Weekend which took place on 8-10 September 2006.

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'Class of 1996' Reunion – August 2006

To celebrate ten years since graduation, the 'class of 1996' held a reunion in KBar, Keynes College, on Saturday 5 August 2006.

At the Chicago alumni reception

Chicago alumni reception - April 2006

A Kent alumni reception was held on Thursday 27 April 2006 at the East Bank Club in Chicago, hosted by John Covell K67, President of the Board of the University of Kent in America Inc.

At the Kent Alumni Business Club Gallup reception

Kent Business Club event - March 2006

On the evening of Wednesday 1 March 2006, Peter Flade E86 and the Gallup Organisation hosted the Kent Alumni Business Club Reception in London.

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Last Updated: 28/10/2015