Featured Club: University of Wisconsin-Madison UK

  • Club Name: Buckingham Badgers
  • Membership: Over 100 alumni in London
  • Leadership: Co-chaired by Jodi Bostrom and Genevieve Waldron
  • Events: Host a variety of events during the year including game watches, 5Ks, networking breakfasts, and charity events
  • Facebook Profile
  • ukbadgers@uwalumni.com

The Marquette and University of Wisconsin-Madison Clubs have partnered for a number of events in London. The relationship stems from the fact that both Universities are located in the state of Wisconsin (and it doesn't hurt that the Club Leaders are friends).

They joined forces last year to pay tribute to Marquette alumnusJames Foley, a war correspondent who was tragically killed in Syria.

The event raised £2,000 for Jim’s memorial scholarship at Marquette. Well-known journalist Vaughan Smith gave a compelling talk about the importance of freelance journalism. In attendance were two people that knew Jim personally — his friend Marco from Marquette who spent a few summers with Jim in Chicago and Shawn, a war documentary maker that spent time with Jim in London. 


People of all ages attended — from students to grandfathers, of different nationalities and affiliations — all brought together for this event. 

The common denominator was Jim.

Featured Club: Marquette University UK

  • Club name: Marquette University European Alumni Network (EAN)
  • Inception: Created in 2010 by three London based and one France based Alumni, Belton Flournoy, Marek Krawczyk, Michael Peterson and Kelly Klieban
  • Membership: Grown from 50 to over 100 alumni across the UK
  • Events: Three annually (spring, fall and summer) study abroad students included
  • Facebook Profile
  • @MarquetteEAN
  • marquetteEAN@gmail.com

The Marquette and University of Wisconsin-Madison Clubs have partnered for a number of events in London. The relationship stems from the fact that both Universities are located in the state of Wisconsin (and it doesn't hurt that the Club Leaders are friends).

They joined forces last year to pay tribute to Marquette alumnusJames Foley, a war correspondent who was tragically killed in Syria.

The event raised £2,000 for Jim’s memorial scholarship at Marquette. Well-known journalist Vaughan Smith gave a compelling talk about the importance of freelance journalism. In attendance were two people that knew Jim personally — his friend Marco from Marquette who spent a few summers with Jim in Chicago and Shawn, a war documentary maker that spent time with Jim in London. 


People of all ages attended — from students to grandfathers, of different nationalities and affiliations — all brought together for this event. 

The common denominator was Jim.

Featured Club: Pittsburgh University UK

  • Club name: Europe Pitt Club
  • Leadership: Leaders are based in several cities around Europe: London-UK-Natalie Verbo, Bristol UK-Janie Coffey, Amsterdam-Christian Peper, Zurich-Annamaria Fato, Dublin-Michele Keough, Macedonia-Veli Kreci, Paris-Kira West, Milan-Antonio Scarpi, Frankfurt-Jaqueline Griffin
  • Membership: Over 100 members in London
  • Events: As a new club, we hope to host a variety of events during the year including game watches and networking events, and we plan to host University Leadership who visit London. 
  • Facebook Profile
  • ukpittpanthers@gmail.com

To kick off  Pitt's presence in London, the Club organized a reception attended by ore than 100 Pitt alumni s well as students studying abroad in ondon on 27 May 2014. The Provost presented s. Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba (KGSB MBA ’90) with the 2015 International Distinguished Alumna Award rom the Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.

Since 2008, Botswanan Masire-Mwamba has held the post of deputy secretary-general for political affairs for the Commonwealth of Nations.  She is the most senior woman in the Commonwealth Secretariat.

This event introduce the Europe Pitt Club and some of the board members to the broader Pitt European alumni community (with attendees from five European countries and ven ne from China). 

itt University aims to replicate this event in a new city throughout Europe each yea, and for local Club to host ne to two  events each yea.

Featured Club: Georgetown University UK

  • Club name: Georgetown UK Alumni Club, or UK Hoyas (Hoya Saxa is Georgetown's official "cheer")
  • Inception: The Club has been around since the 1990's: in fact, one of its leaders from back then is now the President of the Georgetown University Alumni Association
  • Events: All kinds! Social, sports (gamewatches), commuty service, cultural (guided museum visits), educational (lectures by visiting professors), career (panels and networking events for City professionals) and even UK countryside rambles
  • Facebook Profile
  • @UKhoyas
  • ukhoyas@gmail.com

Each year, alumni, faculty, students, staff, family members and friends of the Georgetown community travel to a different city to celebrate the university and the leaders it creates. The weekend is packed with social, cultural and intellectual events that give participants the chance to engage with one another and with Georgetown's outstanding faculty and university leaders. 
 

The UK Hoyas were hosts of John Carroll Weekend in 2013 (video here) in London. This alumni gathering brought together more than 1,400 guests to learn, explore and celebrate with fellow alumni, family and friends from around the world. It was, to date, the largest-ever gathering of Georgetown alumni outside the United States.

We walked to the top of St. Paul’s towering dome, toured some of the world’s most opulent palaces and celebrated teatime at the Ritz. We saw the future of Saudi Arabia’s solar energy plans and honored a beloved professor from years past, Jan Karski (G’52, H’83). We explored Winston Churchill’s War Rooms, sipped pints at London’s legendary pubs and honored the best of our community at the grand Guildhall. Our President even had a chat with former Secretary of State and Georgetown professor Madeleine Albright and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, later to be joined with a surprise appearance by music star will.i.am

The UK Hoyas community was instrumental in making John Carroll London such a success - the Club submitted the proposal for hosting it in London and several of our alumni served on the Leadership Board, helping with the strategic vision, planning and organization of the weekend.

Hoya Saxa!

Featured Club: Notre Dame UK

Each semester over 130 students venture across the “pond” to live and take courses in London.  Starting in 2007, the Notre Dame Alumni Club of London began a new tradition of hosting Alumni-Student dinners to help make this transition easier.  The ND Alumni Club of London selects a week in the beginning and/or at the end of the semester and Alumni volunteer to host dinner for several study abroad students.

The Alumni-Student dinners offer the Notre Dame Alumni in London a close and personal way to give back to the University by directly interacting with current undergraduates.  

For the adventurous undergraduate students, it gives them the opportunity to meet alumni who have pursued careers in London and learn about their experiences living abroad.  These dinners have become a tradition for the Notre Dame Alumni Club of London and have been a huge success. 

The Notre Dame Alumni at Royal Ascot - just one of the many social events they organise throughout the year.