20 August 2012

Almost 50 alumni joined members of staff from Liverpool John Moores University and Sino British College at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, for an alumni evening of professional networking, drinks and Chinese buffet dinner in Shanghai on 21 July.

The evening was held to celebrate the achievements of the engineering graduates who had graduated earlier that day and to advise of plans to develop the relationships that LJMU enjoys with its Chinese alumni.

Alumni Relations Manager, Mark Williams opened the evening and invited the 2012 graduates to register with the LJMU Alumni Association and join the existing 11,000 members located across the world. Mark also emphasised that the Alumni Relations Team are in place to provide a service.

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of LJMU, Professor Nigel Weatherill, encouraged alumni to participate in the life of the University and to help shape alumni activity and initiatives in China with the help of the Alumni Relations Team.

Principal and CEO of Sino British College, Professor Ian Gow stated that alumni would be welcome to use the facilities at SBC for any future alumni events or initiatives.

An enjoyable atmosphere prevailed throughout the evening with alumni networking with each other and members of staff from LJMU and SBC. A DVD of LJMU's recent achievements was shown throughout the evening to highlight the progress that the University was making.

Mark Williams said, "It was good to meet Chinese alumni in Shanghai. The Alumni Relations Team plans to follow up the enthusiastic response to the event by understanding what the University can do in China to develop a strong network of alumni."

Ian Jenkinson, Director of the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations added, "I was delighted to see so many of the University's graduates attend this first alumni event in Shanghai. It is always good to stay in touch with alumni and the event gave us the ideal opportunity to do this."