Notes from No. 2
News from Emily Howie, Head of Alumni Engagement in the Development & Alumni Office at No 2 The Square.
Coming into winter, we’ve had some wild and wet weather on campus but also some of our best days, with blue skies and fallen leaves enhancing our beautiful buildings.
Our 1968 Engineers enjoyed one of these rare days in October when they returned to celebrate their 50th anniversary of graduation with a tour of the campus and dinner in the Randolph Hall. In September, our accountancy alumni turned out in force to help celebrate 50 years of the BAcc degree with a black-tie dinner in the spectacular surroundings of the Bute Hall. It is always lovely to see our reunion groups meeting up back here on campus.
We are delighted that our new Behind the Scenes programme, events held at exciting cultural locations and hosted by alumni, is starting to take off. Do you work somewhere interesting, and are you willing to host a small gathering? We would love to hear from you, if so. You can get in touch using the link on the right.
This autumn, we were delighted to launch our brand-new alumni podcast series, Sound Tracks. In each episode, hosts Kezia and Rosie interview a UofG alumnus about their career journey, digging deep to hear about their career highs, lows and everything in between.
Alumni guests include Amal Azzudin (BA 2011, MSc 2014), our new World Changing Alumni Award winner; Corien Staels (MSc 2016), founder of WheelAIR, who went into the BBC’s Dragons’ Den to secure funding for her innovative wheelchair cushion; and award-winning digital and Scottish entertainment journalist, Bev Lyons (MA 1995). Series one is now available in full, so tune in for honest advice, industry insights and practical ideas to help keep your career on track. Find out more by clicking the link on the right.