Social Sciences alumni reunite

Alumni reunited this week for the inaugural event celebrating the School of Social Sciences.

The event, which took place in BCU’s Curzon Building where the School of Social Sciences is based, brought together alumni from Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Policing, Black Studies and Youth Work courses.

As well as food and drink to enjoy, networking and the opportunity for alumni to catch up with their peers and lecturers, the event also hosted an alumni panel including Kaylee Linton, Morag MacDonald, Rachel Edwards, Devante Gayle and Tony Poole. 

The panel discussed their time at university, what they got out of their degree and where their careers have taken them.

The event also included an alumni strategy workshop, which involved graduates stating what they would like to see from BCU in the future, further helping the alumni team to establish how the university can continue to support graduates into their careers and beyond.

Professor Harris Beider, Head of School at School of Social Sciences, said: “Our first ever alumni event was an amazing success bringing together alumni, staff and students at the Curzon Building. It was inspiring to hear the stories from alumni on how their experience at BCU enabled them to have rewarding careers. 

It is also good to see that alumni are committed to working with existing students and staff to support mentoring, teaching and employability. We will repeat the alumni event next year and continue to expand our engagement.”

The event is just the start of a series of alumni events and workshops that the Social Sciences and Alumni teams will be hosting for graduates over the next few years.

Take a look at the photos from the event!

BCU Social Sciences Alumni Event