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 May events

Annual General Meeting of Convocation

All Aston graduates are invited to this year’s Annual General Meeting of Convocation to hear how the University is moving forward academically and to learn of its achievements and vision for the future.  

Find out more here.

Alumni May events

Alumni Receptions in the USA, May 2017

We hope you can join us at one of our alumni receptions being held Orlando, New York, Boston and Chicago in May to mark the one year milestone of Aston University in Americas Foundation and our support of the Pioneers for Change Campaign.

See here locations and dates.

Alumni May events

Alumni Reception in Auckland, New Zealand, 9 May 2017

Join Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Professor Simon Green, at a drinks reception in Auckland on Tuesday 9 May.

During the reception Professor Green will update you on Aston's achievements and future plans. As a Professor of Politics he will also share his thoughts and perspectives on Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, and what that might mean for the UK and the rest of Europe in the coming years.

Book your place here.

Alumni May events

Alumni Reception in Sydney, Australia, 11 May 2017

Join Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Professor Simon Green, and Aston graduate Dr Janine Garner at a drinks reception in Sydney on Thursday 11 May.

Business graduate, Janine, received an Honorary Doctorate from Aston in 2016 and is the Founder and CEO of the LBDGroup. A sought after speaker, Janine will welcome guests and share details of her new book It's Who You Know: How a network of 12 Key-People Can Fast Track Your Success.   

Book your place here. 


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...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.