Alumni Events

Aston alumni events

Come back to campus or join us at a location near you. Network with your fellow alumni, learn about leading research and find out about our plans for the future.

Upcoming events

Alumni March 2018 events

Alumni Reception in Sydney, Thursday 8th March

Hosted by Professor Simon Green, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the School of Languages and Social Sciences and Professor Frank Austermühl, Associate Dean International Recruitment and Professor of Translation Studies.

During the reception, as Aston’s Professors of Politics, we will would very much like to share some reflections on Brexit, update you on how the University is progressing, future plans and how you can get involved. In addition, there was an overwhelming support and enthusiasm at the event last May to build an alumni community in Sydney and with over 300 alumni in Sydney it would be fantastic to establish an Aston alumni chapter following this event. The drinks reception will also give you an opportunity to enhance your network and catch up with fellow alumni who live or work in Sydney. Please book your place by clicking on the link above.

Past events


Alumni webinars

Each month we meet one of our eminent alumni as they talk to a leading Aston University academic. Join us for th
ese global online networking events exclusively for Aston students and alumni. Click on the link below to listen again to these webinars: 

In conversation with...Dr Geetu Bharwaney

Building Your Living Legacy

In today’s world of work, no-one else is likely to take charge of your career. No longer can we expect employers to keep our long-term aspirations in mind. In this webinar, we will explore how you can build a Living Legacy, taking the first steps to create a master plan for your life, fulfilling all the important elements, without over prioritising or neglecting certain areas

In conversation with...Rod Turner

Rod Turner studied electrical and mechanical engineering Aston and graduated with First Class Honours, became a professional engineer, marketed computers for a large company, and then became an entrepreneur. He has been a venture capitalist and a founder or co-founder of 6 successful startups that employ 22k people, and have a market value of $14 billion today. 

In conversation with...Johnny Vulkan

Johnny Vulkan is founding partner of Anomaly Communications, LLC, where he is responsible for innovation for the agency's initiatives and intellectual property, as well as leading digital strategy. 

He has led new product development projects at Fahrenheit 212, where he helped evolve markets and products for P&G, General Mills and Starbucks.

In conversation with...Phil Popham

Luxury British motor yacht manufacturer, Sunseeker International, appointed Aston graduate Phil Popham as its CEO in 2014. 

Sunseeker, whose yachts have appeared in four James Bond films, employs over 2,000 staff and in 2013 reported losses of £26m. Phil was headhunted and joined the company in November 2014, within just two years the company has been turned around and is expected to report profits in 2016.