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Networks and groups

Networks and groups

Our networking events and groups are designed to help you connect with fellow alumni and grow your career.

Our events programme is kindly sponsored by business technology and communications specialists, Grapevine.

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BU Alumni – Dorset Meet-ups

Bournemouth beachThis group exists to connect BU alumni who stay and build their careers in the region.

We hold two breakfast events a year, in April and September, at BU and at host venues around the county. Events provide opportunities to network and hear from guest speakers.

To hear about Dorset-based alumni events please complete our online alumni details form and tick the ‘university and alumni events’ box within the preferences section. Be sure to also tick ‘email’ as a means of contact.

BU Alumni – London Meet-ups

Group talkingThis group is designed to bring together BU alumni now living and/or working in London. Following our first event in summer 2019, we are now holding an after-work drinks and networking event in June each year.

To hear about London-based alumni events please complete our online alumni details form and tick the ‘university and alumni events’ box within the preferences section. Be sure to also tick ‘email’ as a means of contac

BU Alumni – Bristol Meet-ups

This group is designed to bring together BU alumni now living and/or working in Bristol, with a particular focus on the creative industries. Meet-ups take place once a year and include after-work drinks with opportunities to network and hear from a guest speaker.

To hear about Bristol-based alumni events please complete our online alumni details form and tick the ‘university and alumni events’ box within the preferences section. Be sure to also tick ‘email’ as a means of contact.

Chinese alumni group

Chinese football alumniWe have an active alumni network in China, made up of around 300 graduates. Events included dinners and social activities, all led by our China Country Manager and supported by volunteer alumni.

Events take place in the following cities:

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Chengdu
  • Guangzhou
  • Wuhan

Find out more about a recent series of alumni networking dinners. To get involved please complete our online alumni details form and tick the ‘university and alumni events’ box within the preferences section. Be sure to also tick ‘email’ as a means of contact

NCCA in China

This group is for graduates from the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) now living or working in China. Group members include those working for animation companies such as BaseFx, Dexter China, Digital Domain China and Pixomondo. The group operates via WeChat and exists to share information on industry trends and employment opportunities. Alumni who are hoping to enter the industry are welcome to join. 

Contact Lei Yang to find out more and to join the WeChat group.

SportBU

Sport on the beachIf sport was a key part of your university experience, you can stay connected via the SportBU alumni group. By signing up, you will receive the weekly e-newsletter ‘The Huddle’ during term times. This provides the latest TeamBU news, fixtures and results. In time, we hope to develop the group to include opportunities to meet and compete with current students.

To sign up, complete our online alumni details form and tick to receive ‘SportBU news via The Huddle weekly e-newsletter’ within the preferences section.

Taiwanese alumni group

Group talking in parkOur Taiwanese alumni group is new for 2019. We plan to hold two events during the year, in Taipei and Kaohsiung. The events are being designed with support from locally based alumni. They will be largely sociable and designed to help Taiwanese alumni from any year or subject of study to get together and share their experiences.

To find out more please complete our online alumni details form and tick the ‘university and alumni events’ box within the preferences section. Be sure to also tick ‘email’ as a means of contact.