The London Alumni Network held its latest event at the atmospheric Islington Metalworks on 25 July 2015.
London-based Edinburgh alumni joined the Network for a barbecue and ceilidh at the unique Islington Metalworks, a former stable for horses that pulled the trams for London Transport, and now famous for its tube carriage cocktail bar.
Located behind Angel tube station, this warehouse space built in the late 19th century provided an atmosperic backdrop to a relaxed social evening in the capital.
Recent graduates from the class of 2015, joined established members and a number of current students for a barbecue and drinks, before dancing the night away to the sounds of the Baltik Ceilidh Band.
This was my first London Alumni Network event and I had a blast. It was great to meet so many recent graduates and the committee were very welcoming. Everyone was up dancing from the first song to the last.
Each year thousands of graduates from UK universities enter the job market, and we know from our own records that many of these graduates end up working in London and the South East. London represents career opportunities that are not readily available elsewhere, but it is also a social and cultural hub and the natural next step for many of our alumni.
The London Alumni Network was formed in 2008 to provide a forum for alumni to stay in touch with old friends, make new contacts and keep up-to-date with the University through various social gatherings, lectures, reunions and networking events in London. It is a reminder of the old, whilst also acting a a catalyst for the new.
The Network organises several events per year and holds regular networking drinks at various locations across London. The next drinks will take place on Wednesday 9 September at the Fable, a restaurant and bar located at Holborn Viaduct, EC1A.
New members are welcomed - whether you are a recent graduate finding your feet, or an established local with wisdom to share. You can find out more by visiting the Facebook page or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.