04 June 2009

Hong Kong Alumni Group Launched

Photo: Hong Kong launch

The launch of a new alumni group in Hong Kong was celebrated in April this year at an event at the British Council hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Keith Burnett, FRS. Over 100 guests attended the event on Hong Kong Island and were honoured to have The Honourable Sir Sze-yuen Chung, (PhD, 1951; Hon LLD 1985), as the guest of honour.

The event in Hong Kong signified the first stage of the beginning of a new alumni group being led by alumna Ms Susanna Chiu (BA Economics, 1982). Guests enjoyed the chance to meet up with old friends and classmates from Sheffield as well as hearing from Professor Burnett about recent developments and achievements at the University. Sir SY Chung spoke about his memories of Sheffield and encouraged alumni to take an active role in the future of the University through becoming involved in the alumni group. Some lucky guests won University of Sheffield merchandise in the prize draw. Photographs from the event can be found on the link below.

Photo: Sir SY Chung, Professor Keith Burnett, Dr David Fletc

Susanna hopes that this group will provide a platform for alumni to meet and share experiences of their time in Sheffield. “The alumni group will be a valuable and unique network to foster sustainable friendships and learning experiences. This is important for our continuation of education and cultivation of community relationship in post-University life”, Susanna says. There will also be networking opportunities and social activities at local prestigious and exclusive venues. To register you interest as a volunteer within the group or to be included on the mailing list please email Susanna on Sheffield.HK@gmail.com or the Development and Alumni Relations Office in Sheffield on alumni@sheffield.ac.uk.

Photographs from the event can be found at:

Upcoming activities of the Sheffield Alumni Group:

• 24 June 2009 - Visit to the Court of Final Appeal (before its relocation to the present LegCo Building).
• August 2009 - Networking gathering at the G.O.D. store.
• October 2009 - Dinner with Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard during his planned visit to Hong Kong.

Details of the above activities will be circulated to all alumni members for their participation.

Contact for Sheffield Alumni HK group:

Convenor: Susanna Chiu
Message Centre: +852 6330 4393
Email: Sheffield.HK@gmail.com