Friends of British Council Hong Kong Inaugural Gala Dinner


On Saturday 29 November 2008, a number of Aston University alumni, including MBA and MSc graduates from Aston Business School, attended the Friends of British Council Hong Kong Inaugural Gala Dinner. The event marked the culmination of the British Council Hong Kong’s 60th anniversary celebrations and also launched the Friends of British Council Hong Kong, a new locally registered charity to support education and cultural exchange between Hong Kong and the UK.

The dinner took place at Hong Kong Football Club and was attended by many of Hong Kong’s influential people of the past and present. Many UK universities hosted a table at the event, and invited alumni as their guests.

Julie Waddell, Aston Business School’s Corporate Relations Manager, hosted Aston’s table and reported that this was a really special and enjoyable event. She commented that our alumni guests considered it a good networking opportunity and indicated that they were keen to remain involved with Aston. A number of the alumni have been in touch to say how much they enjoyed the event. One has commented: “It was a great evening and a very good opportunity for us to meet up with fellow alumni from Aston.”

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