First major alumni event in Hong Kong
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:52:00 GMT
More than 60 alumni and guests of the University of Portsmouth who now live and work in Hong Kong have joined the first official alumni event in Hong Kong.
The event, to launch the Hong Kong chapter of the university’s alumni association, was held at the British Council offices last week. In addition to former students, staff from the university’s International Office and four academic staff also attended.
The event was opened by Kevin Mclaven, deputy director at the British Council, who was born in Portsmouth.
Emma Deabill, from the university’s alumni relations and development office, said: "It was fantastic to see so many of our international alumni in one place and we were very excited to be able to announce our new alumni chapter for Hong Kong. The chapter will be the first of its kind for the university and we are delighted to that it was so well received at the event.”
The chapter aims to run networking and social events for University of Portsmouth alumni in Hong Kong, as well as provide advice and assistance to students who are coming to Portsmouth for the first time. The new committee members who will run the chapter introduced themselves at the event and alumni were encouraged to register their interest to become part of it.
Peggy Leung, Communications Officer for the Alumni Chapter Hong Kong said: "It was amazing to be part of the alumni event in Hong Kong. Most alumni attending it were hoping to meet up with others from the University of Portsmouth; it’s as if they are meeting up with members of the same family. I am really looking forward to providing some help to the alumni chapter and encouraging others to contribute their expertise too."