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

october 2018
Alumni Meetup in San Diego with Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Green
Monday 15 October, time and venue to be confirmed
Join Professor Simon Green, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Aston University, who is looking forward to meeting alumni to update you on current developments and future plans at Aston. This event will be hosted by Aston University in Americas Foundation – led by the Foundation’s Treasurer and alumnus David McCollum.
Book your place online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aston-alumni-meetup-with-pro-vice-chancellor-in-san-diego-tickets-50265049115

Alumni Meetup in San Francisco with Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Green
Tuesday 16 October, Hidden Vine, 408 Merchant Street. 6.30pm to 8.30pm 
Join Professor Simon Green, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Aston University, who is looking forward to meeting alumni to update you on current developments and future plans at Aston. This event will be hosted by Aston University in Americas Foundation – led by the Foundation’s Treasurer and alumnus David McCollum.
november 2018
Alumni Meetup in Toronto with David McCollum
Thursday 1 November, time to be confirmed, Barsa Taberna
The event will be hosted by the Aston University in Americas Foundation – led by the Foundation’s Committee Members, Christine Kelly (International Business and Modern Languages, 1993) and David McCollum (German and Business, 1982). Join Christine and David for drinks and canapes on Thursday 1 November at Barsa Taberna in Toronto.

Past events


Webinars

Alumni webinars


Each month we meet one of our eminent alumni as they talk to a leading Aston University academic. Join us for these 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.