Our programme of events is a great way to reunite with old friends, catch up with former lecturers and see first hand how Aston has changed. We have a variety of reunions and lectures for you to attend, and you can even book your tickets online.
And remember - if you have an idea for an event or reunion, please get in touch!
25th – 26th June 2013 at Lakeside Conference Centre, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
The ESRC capacity building clusters have been focusing on this issue for nearly 5 years since 2008 and are now approaching the summits of their achievements as CASE, KTP, Voucher and Placement awards begin to finish or are near to finishing.
The purpose of this conference is to present work about the successes of university – industry collaboration in these clusters and other similar research. We welcome academic supervisors, company supervisors, KTP Associates, and CASE award students to this event.
Subjects covered by this conference are:
- Social enterprise and social enterprises
- Strengthening civil society: promoting active citizenship and community empowerment
- Creative industries and capitalising on creativity
- Sport leisure and tourism
- Business transformation
- Economic impact of the third sector
- Retailing and the retail industry
The conference will run over 2 days – starting with an informal dinner in the evening of the 25th June followed by keynote speakers, themed sessions and presentations on 26th June.
Topics will cover, but will not be limited to:
- Public, private or third sector insights
- Large, medium & small organisations
- Cluster building management
- Intellectual property rights
- University-industry collaboration
- Novel funding mechanisms
- Cross sector research projects
- Impact creation on practice
- Getting high quality research papers
- Management of research projects
- Setting research expectations
- Delivering successful CASE awards
- Completing successful KTP awards
- Research placements in Industry
- Staff consulting and exec. education
- Cross-disciplinary methodologies
- Impact creation on policy
- University spin-out companies
Early bird registration 31st May 2013 (+20% extra after this date).
General enquiries about this conference can be made to Jill Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit the website
The evening is an opportunity for you to network with Aston’s most successful and aspiring graduates, learn more about how Aston can support you, and enjoy a memorable evening at one of London’s landmark venues.
The Dorchester occupies the most prestigious acre and a half of real estate in the world, in the heart of Mayfair overlooking the glorious green expanse of Hyde Park. The Dorchester embodies the highest service values whilst its design and character exude 1930s glamour with a contemporary edge.
We are delighted to announce our guest speaker is internationally successful entrepreneur Jurek Piasecki.
Jurek graduated from Aston in 1967 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive of the jewellery chain Goldsmiths Group and current owner and Managing Director of Nuval, an import and distribution company of unique, luxury watches and jewellery brands from around the world.
We will also hear from Mark Hart, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Programme Director
and Academic Lead of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, and Deputy Director at the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC).
Thursday, 27 June 2013
The Dorchester, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K
Registration and pre-dinner drinks from 7pm
3 course seated dinner 8pm
Approximate conclusion of evening 11pm
Cost: £60 per person (ticket price will include pre-dinner drinks and a 3 course seated dinner with wine)
We hope you will be able to join Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia King and fellow alumni for an enjoyable evening.
To secure your place at this prestigious event please complete the online registration form followed by the payment form. We do welcome guests, so if there is anyone you would like to accompany you to the dinner please also register them at time of booking.
Should you need hotel accommodation whilst in London, please click on the link to view details of hotels near to the dinner venue, The Dorchester Hotel.
Guests who attended last year's Alumni dinner were happy to provide testimonials of the successful event:
Vincenzo Garzya, an MBA graduate and Project Manager at GlaxoSmithKline said:
"The night was delightful, with the opportunity to meet members of the great Aston community and the chance to network with new members to strengthen our bonds."
Jinyan Ji, an MSc Finance and Investments graduate and Market Risk Manager at Barclays also commented:
“It was great to hear exciting news of Aston University and meet wonderful alumni during the event, which reminded me of the passion and aspiration I had as a university student."
Should you have any queries please contact Becky Saxon
Fellow graduates Nick Baldwin, Dorothy Steel and Julie Maude are organising a reunion for the class of 1993 who studied International Business and Modern Languages. Please see their message below:
As some of you may have realised, we are nearing the 20th anniversary of our graduation from IBML back in 1993 and we thought it would be great to organise a reunion to catch up on old times!
The planned date is the evening of Saturday 29th June 2013 and we are organising drinks and a 3 course dinner on campus at Aston. The venue will be the Lakeside Centre which is where the old Vauxhall Dining centre used to be. There will hopefully also be a chance for you to take a look around the Campus and see all the changes.
The estimated cost will be around £35-£50 per head, depending on the quality of the drinks and menu selected. Partners will be very welcome and there should be an opportunity to stay on campus on a B&B basis.
Please could you RSVP, by emailing us at email@example.com.
Finally we want to reach as many IBMLers as possible so if you are in contact with anyone else from our year group, please do forward this invitation. If you are on Facebook, do join our IBML 93 group- www.facebook.com/groups/ibml93/.