August 7, 2014, by Hannah Curnock
Great evening had by all at our inaugural Shenzhen alumni event!!
On 24 July we were really excited to hold our inaugural alumni event in Shenzhen , Guangdong Province, China.
With just under 100 contactable alumni based in Shenzhen, we were delighted that a quarter of them, as well as some lost alumni that we were able to re-connect with via the powers of social media, were able to join us for an evening of networking over drinks and dinner. 33 guests attended in total, including current students completing internships in and around Shenzhen, alumni and University staff. The evening was hosted by Professor Grace Wu, Professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology of China and Honorary Professor of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, The University of Nottingham; Professor Chris Rudd, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement, The University of Nottingham and Dr Jian Chen, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute, The University of Nottingham.
There was a brilliant atmosphere at the event, providing an excellent opportunity to network with fellow alumni from sectors such as banking, finance, engineering, motoring and education, catch up with old friends and re-connect with the University. It was also great to have such a broad range of subjects and years of study represented (1989 – 2013), with alumni present having graduated from our Jubilee, University Park, Sutton Bonington and Ningbo campuses.
The event paves the way for more activity in Guangdong Province and we look forward to being able to connect with more of alumni within this region in the future.
Thank you to all of those that attended for your support, we really hope that you made many useful contacts at the event and enjoyed the evening. Please keep your eye out for more activity.
Please do spread the word to any alumni that you are in contact with, asking them to update their contact details online, so that we can ensure that we are able to invite them to future events, not only in Guangdong Province, but wherever they may be based within our global alumni community. You can also get in touch with Georgina Woolley, International Alumni Relations Manager, responsible for alumni networks in the Asia Pacific region: firstname.lastname@example.org