Alumni

Make 2017 your year for reunion: Big Weekend 2017

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Following the success of Big Weekend 2016 in locations as diverse as Cape Town and Abuja we look forward to welcoming alumni to reunion events and network gatherings across the world in the summer of 2017. 


Celebrating each graduate's own unique connection to the University,  Big Weekend is the University's most far-reaching alumni initiative, and focuses on bringing like-minded former students together in locations across the world - be that Cardiff or Calgary! 


Whether intimate dinners or informal social gatherings, Big Weekend gives former students the opportunity to celebrate being connected to the University - whether you are a graduate of USW or predecessor institution, including the University of Wales, Newport or University of Glamorgan.


Meet up with friends |  Reminisce about student days  |  Grow your professional network  |  Connect with your University



Date for your diary

Activity is planned in locations across the world between Friday 16 June to Saturday 24 June 2017, with activities in South Wales falling on the weekend of 16/17 June.

Where in the world will you be Big Weekend-ing..?



The Reunion Programme

While some sessions will be hosted by the University,  the Alumni Office would be delighted to hear from classmates/individuals who wish to get involved with arranging their own activities. We're happy to help you coordinate your ideas and reach out to classmates we may be in touch with. 

Alumni returning to South Wales will be able to take part in a selection of FREE daytime activities and tours, as well a number of activities where a small fee may be charged. Full details to be shared in early 2017. Interested in joining the Big Weekend Planning Team?  Please contact us to volunteer your time.

Be inspired by events held in 2016 >>



How to Book

Bookings will open online in early 2017. We're happy to take bookings over the phone for those who may prefer this method.



Accommodation options

For classmates and families returning to South Wales, we will sharing options for staying on campus, as well as with selected partners across the South Wales region. 

Are you able to offer a network benefit or preferential rate in a location where you live? Get in touch as we would be happy to promote this for you.



Lost alumni

We are hoping to get as many people as possible to attend Big Weekend reunion weekend, but over the years we have lost contact with some of our former students. We will shortly be publishing lists of lost alumni for specific classes, so do check back with us as you may provide the missing link! If your name appears on one of our these lists, please update your details online and encourage your friends to do the same.



For more information about Big Weekend

Email: alumni@southwales.ac.uk 

Telephone +44 (0)1443 482400

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