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.


Inaugural Lectures 2018/19 on campus at 6.30pm

Aston Grads - Heart of England Monthly Meetup

Monthly Meetup: First Wednesday of the month, 6pm at Sacks of Potatoes

Are you living or working in West Midlands, UK? If so, join the Aston Grads - Heart of England Meetup group. Aston Grads - Heart of England is a community of people that have previously studied at Aston University and are based in the West Midlands. We meet to network, to engage with a variety of thought leaders, have fun and support the University. We also hold events that give alumni a chance to see 'behind the scenes' at various organisations around the region.

Annual General Meeting of Convocation, Thursday 16th May 2019, 6.15pm - 8.00pm

All Aston graduates are invited to this year’s Annual General Meeting of Convocation to hear how the University is progressing, to learn of its achievements and vision for the future. the AGM of Convocation will be chaired by the Chancellor, Sir John Sunderland, with presentations from the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Alec Cameron and Chief Financial Officer, Neil Scott. 

Registration will begin from 6.00pm with the meeting starting promptly at 6.15pm. The meeting will be followed by a lecture from Dr Sukhvir Wright, Research Fellow, Pharmacy, School of Life & Health Sciences, entitled "Autoimmune epilepsy: a treatable neurological disease?".

To book your place at this year’s Annual General Meeting of Convocation please click here

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2019 Future of Marketing Practice Conference, Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10am - 4.30pm

Is marketing under threat? Join Professor Malcolm McDonald, the “marketing as practice” research team, industry experts and fellow marketers to find out!

We’ll be discussing if Marketers have to: change for their organisations to build new marketing capabilities; re-invent their roles to remain relevant; find new ways of making a valued contribution to their organisation; manage in a different way to respond to an organisational climate characterised by increasing tension and potential conflict.

Join us for a full day conference, including lunch, to participate in what is sure to be a “lively” debate and set of workshops looking at the future shape of the marketing profession.Places are free for Aston University alumni.

To see the full programme and to book your place please click here

Past events


Alumni webinars

In Conversation with some of our eminent alumni as they talk to a leading Aston University academic. 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.