There are a variety of alumni clubs, chapters and associations around the world who are always on the look-out for new members. To see if there is an Ambassador in you area visit the Ambassadors page.

Aberdeen Agriculture Graduates Association

The Aberdeen University Agricultural Graduates Association (AAGA) was formed in 1987 with the following objectives:

  • to maintain links between members and the Department of Agriculture
  • to promote discussion on agriculture and its local, national and international role
  • to establish a corporate spirit encompassing past, present and future students
  • to strengthen the "Aberdeen School of Agriculture".With the ending of Agriculture teaching at the University in 2011, the Association lives on with over 340 members, and is now known as the Aberdeen Agricultural Graduates Association to reflect the growing involvement of staff and student at SRUC (formerly SAC) at Craibstone, Aberdeen).

The AAGA continues to be active, keeping its members up to date with agricultural education and research in Aberdeen and roundabout, and maintaining contact between graduates via its annual Proceedings publication and regular e-bulletins.

For more information, please contact the Association Secretary Ken Thomson.

Aberdeen Connect

Aberdeen Connect provides members of our local Aberdeen alumni community with a range of inspiring opportunities to stay connected. The programme for 2015/16 will include a series of social and business networking events, volunteering opportunities and a chance to engage with fellow alumni and current students. Upcoming events for the year can be viewed here.

Aberdeen Geological Alumni

Aberdeen Geology Association was established in 1989 to preserve and promote the tradition of geoscience excellence at Aberdeen. They hold a series of events throughout the year to support current students and these include a ceilidh, a quiz night and much more.

If you would like to become a member of the AGA please visit the Alumni Portal or contact us. They are always looking for more members and would love to hear from you.

Geology students, graduates and staff are also invited to join the AGA Group on LinkedIn to maintain contact with classmates and keep up with news of our activities

Aberdeen University Alumnus Association

The Alumnus Association is the original Aberdeen alumni 'club', and was established in 1939. It currently has over 1,000 members. Membership is open to graduates of the University (including honorary graduates), to teaching, administrative and all support staff of the University, and to graduates of other universities and institutions of higher education who are resident in the city of Aberdeen or in Aberdeenshire.

The Association organises a regular programme of events for members, their partners and guests who live in the northeast of Scotland or regularly visit that area including academic talks, theatre and festival visits, excursions and an annual Christmas celebration in King's College Chapel.

For membership information please contact the Association Secretary, Alan Towns by email or write to:
Aberdeen University Alumnus Association,
c/o Alumni Relations,
University of Aberdeen,
King’s College,
Aberdeen,
AB24 3FX.

Aberdeen University Hong Kong Association

The AUHKA was formed in 1987 in order to bring together graduates and friends of the University of Aberdeen who are resident in Hong Kong. The AUHKA holds a variety of events throughout the year, including a Scottish Evening where members can dance the night away in ceilidh fashion.

The Swire Aberdeen Alumni Association Chevening Scholarship is part funded by the AUHKA and allows a successful candidate to study for a postgraduate degree in Environmental Science at Aberdeen. The first scholarship was awarded in 1988 and every summer the members of the AUHKA hold a special farewell reception for the new student and their family.

Contact AUHKA Chairman, Edward Lam for more information or visit the website.

Bangkok Chapter

Led by Dr Piti Eiamchamroonlarp (LLM Class of 2012 and PhD Class of 2016) the Bangkok chapter delivers an ambitious programme of events, seminars and classes at the University’s chapter office (the University’s first ‘bricks and mortar’ alumni office). To visit the chapter office or to find out more about the chapter's activities, please visit their Facebook page.

Beijing Chapter

The Beijing chapter is an alumni volunteer led group in the Beijing area who provide a range of inspiring opportunities to stay connected including a series of events throughout the year. To be part of this exciting chapter, please email the chapter chair Han Peng Xu.

Boston Chapter

The Boston chapter is an alumni volunteer led group in the Boston area who provide a range of inspiring opportunities to stay connected. Find out what they have been up to over the past few months here. To become part of the Boston Chapter, please email one of the officers, Philippa Sprinz philippa.sprinz@bmc.org or Margaret O’Brien marvaigob@gmail.com

The East Midlands Aberdeen Graduates Association

EMAGA, the East Midlands Aberdeen Graduates Association, has a long and interesting history. The Association has been in existence since 1959.  All Aberdeen graduates are welcome to join this informal and friendly group. For our next event, we are planning to meet up at Felley Priory Gardens and Tea Rooms, Nottinghamshire in Mid June.

There are generally four meetings a year, including the Annual Lunch, seasonal gatherings and outings. In 2011 the group was very privileged to receive a visit from Professor Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University.

Examples of outings in recent years include Bletchley Park, Denby Pottery, Great Central Railway, Wedgewood Visitor Centre, Anderton Boat Lift, Lincoln City, National Space Museum and Abbey Pumping Station and Ernest Wright & Sons Sheffield Scissor Factory, Melton Mowbray Annual Cheese Fair and Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham. Venues for meals have included Peak Edge Hotel and Famous Red Lion Pub nr Ashover, Whitworth Hotel nr Matlock, Saracens Head in Southwell, Biggin Hall Country House Hotel nr Buxton, and recently Twin Oaks Hotel nr Chesterfield.

 

If you live in the East Midlands or South Yorkshire and are interested in meeting other Aberdeen graduates, please contact the secretary Ann Hall or call 0115 9303641; alternatively contact the treasurer Hugh Malcolm on 0115 9285883.

Forestry Alumni Society

The Forestry Society was founded in 1919 and is one of the oldest societies at the University of Aberdeen. The Society has thrived over the years and students still involve themselves in a variety of sporting, social activities and forestry visits.

The highlight of the year is the Forestry Society Annual Dinner where a large number of graduates return to make this a key reunion event. The first Annual Dinner was held on November 15th, 1945 when Mr Kenneth McKellar (undergraduate, and yes, the well known Scottish singer) led the guests in song from the piano!

The dinner has been held every year since and now attracts well over 100 graduates making it a great opportunity for students to meet the graduates who can help point them in the right direction regarding careers. It is also a great opportunity to network and for graduate employers to ‘headhunt’ potential employees.

If you are interested in knowing more about Aberdeen University Forestry Society, or wishing to plan a reunion, please contact the Honorary Secretary Dr Andrew Cameron.

Granite City Harriers

The official University of Aberdeen athletics alumni club created under the banner of Granite City Harriers, a name borrowed from the original 1920s Aberdeen Athletics Harriers. This alumni club allows individuals from the club and University to continue to stay involved in various running and social events beyond their graduating years. 

This club is open to all that have graduated and/or been involved in AUAC over the years. For more information join the club's Facebook group or email Fearghas Thomson.

Jakarta Chapter

The Jakarta chapter is an alumni volunteer led group in the Jakarta area who provide a range of inspiring opportunities to stay connected with fellow alumni and students in the area. To become part of the Jakarta Chapter, please email the Chapter officer, Harsyaf Nurman Djumiril harsyaf.nurman@gmail.com

Lagos Chapter

The Lagos chapter is an alumni volunteer led group in Lagos who provide a range of inspiring opportunities to stay connected with fellow alumni and students in the area. To become part of the Lagos Chapter, please email the Chapter officer, Ifeanyi Enebeli ifytex06@yahoo.com

New York Chapter

The New York chapter is an alumni volunteer led group in the NYC area who provide a range of inspiring opportunities to stay connected including a series of events throughout the year. Find out what they have been up to over the past few months here. To be part of this exciting Chapter, please email the Chapter chair, Kirsten Hartil AberdeenAlumniNY@gmail.com.