Mauritian Memories

Alumni in Mauritius celebrate their success and 150 years of links with the University of London
Alumni making memories at the reception on October 2015
Alumni making memories at the reception on October 2015
The hunt was worth it. As alumni and guests arrived it proved to be the perfect location to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean

Usually you can trust a taxi driver to get you to a place you don’t know. When the British High Commissioner also says he has never heard of the venue one may start to worry.

On Wednesday 21 October, Mauritian alumni had the tricky task of finding the Address Boutique Hotel in Port Chambly. The hunt was worth it. As alumni and guests arrived it proved to be the perfect location to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

It was a particularly auspicious occasion for the Mauritian alumni, as it was 150 years since the University of London hosted its first overseas exams. These took place at the Royal College, Mauritius, in 1865, which many of us had driven past on our way to the event. Alumni remarked that, without that major development, they wouldn’t be at the event that evening at all.

The University of London Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS, told alumni that they should be proud to have been part of what he called “the world’s largest classroom”. Later that night, photos from the event were titled under that very phrase on alumni Facebook profiles – they were truly proud.

"As the evening came to a close it was time to say goodnight and breathe a sigh of relief as the final event of 2015 ended on a happy and joyful note."

Philip Li Ching Hum was one of those alumni who enjoyed the evening, having just completed his LLB at the age of 65. After teaching English for 40 years he decided to study something he had always been interested in. He had such a good time at the reception that he forgot to hand over his business card. “The reception was such an astounding success that I forgot to contact you in the end to include my name for more involvement in networking”. 

As the evening came to a close it was time to say goodnight and breathe a sigh of relief as the final event of 2015 ended on a happy and joyful note.

Thank you to all our students and alumni who have attended events in 2015. It has been a pleasure meeting you all. I hope that you have enjoyed networking and socialising with each other at our various events. You may not be in London but you are very much a part of the University of London!

Bloomsbury has also enjoyed meeting you all, but now needs a well-deserved break and is off to hibernate until the events start again in January.

So join us in 2016. Keep an eye out for the new events as they get advertised.

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Watch a round-up of events in 2015
                                                                                           

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