Group photo of the reunion of the class of 1974 class of Electrical Engineering

Friends reunited

As a Glasgow graduate you are welcome to hold a class, club or society reunion at one of our many venues on campus, whether you want a formal dining experience in our stunning main building or an informal drink at your favourite bar. Wherever you hold your reunion, on- or off-campus, we can help you make it happen.

Alumnus Ian Rodney (BSc 1974) brought the 1974 class of Electrical Engineering back together on campus last August for their 45-year reunion. 

Ian's story

"I was delighted with the support from the Alumni Engagement team at the University.

Our reunion started with an excellent meal and a few glasses of wine in the Melville Room, in the main building [Gilbert Scott Building, Gilmorehill]. We decided on an informal reunion which allowed people to move about and chat. After the meal we adjourned to the Beer Bar in Glasgow University Union for more chat and some liquid refreshment.

Some of the class had lost contact with the University but with help from the University's Alumni Engagement team, Facebook, LinkedIn and the Electoral Register, we successfully contacted some of the "missing". Classmates came from around the world including Australia, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the USA and all over the UK. There were 19 of us altogether and we were delighted to welcome six of our former lecturers, now ranging in age from 78 to 86.

"The great reward is the satisfaction of meeting up after so many years.

It was an easy decision to have the reunion on campus as we had a very successful 40-year reunion in the Turnbull Room [in the Gilbert Scott Building] five years ago which everyone enjoyed, so it seemed sensible to return for this one. At our last reunion, we each took three minutes to say what we had been doing for the last 40 years. As you can imagine, it was amazing the different avenues we had all followed. It was great to meet up and chat in an informal atmosphere and the general opinion is to hold another reunion in two years' time.

It does take a bit of organising to make a reunion happen but the enthusiasm of those who attended made it all worthwhile. I look forward to our reunion in two years’ time when hopefully we can all get together again and possibly reconnect with some more of our classmates.

This article was first published January 2020.