Alumni at Corney & Barrow, Broadgate Circle, 29th November 2011
Our bi-annual alumni in the city evenings are free opportunities for our alumni or who work or live in London to meet. Those in attendance on Tuesday 29th November found the evening a valuable networking opportunity in stunning surroundings.
The evening was attended by a variety of graduates ranging from 1967 to 2011 leavers who had gone on to work in a myriad of sectors from property to theatre. If you'd like to read more about the exciting places our alumni go on to why not visit our alumni profiles page?
Our alumni in the city evenings have run twice a year for the last five years and this year we were delighted to be joined by Liz Wilkinson (Head of Careers) and Professor Dennis Tourish (Professor of Leadership and Organisational Studies).
After a brief introduction by Caroline Mann (Head of Development) the event attendees were treated to short speeches by both Liz and Dennis.
Liz spoke about the exciting current projects of the Careers service and the important role alumni have played in helping current students. She also conveyed some interesting facts about Royal Holloway graduates informing the attendees that around 90% of our UK undergraduates are currently in work, further study or graduate track destinations.
Dennis, who joined Royal Holloway in September 2011 and is a leading specialist in leadership and organisation studies spoke about the importance of constructive discussion in the personal development of employees.
"I found the Alumni in the City evening to be a really fun and friendly event. It was a good opportunity to meet and network with other alumni of all years and to see what they have been up to since graduating. It was also a great chance to reminisce about the university campus, our different courses and of course the student union nights!" Jamie McDonald (Ancient History, 1999).
Photos from the evening can be viewed by clicking here
To find out more about how alumni can help current students please click here.
Posted on Monday 5th December 2011