Alumni

Alumni Big Weekend


Celebrating each graduate's own unique connection to the University,  Alumni Big Weekend is an occasion for alumni reunion and socialising, for knowledge update and - for many - for former students to see how our South Wales campuses have changed and developed over the years.


Alumni Big Weekend welcomes everyone, and each year we specifically celebrate those former students marking special anniversary years, whether 5 or 55 years since graduation! The Weekend also sees our annual Alumni Awards presented and alumni gatherings held in cities worldwide. So, whatever your graduation year or location, come along to join the fun!


We came, dined, wined, laughed, talked and took pictures like the family we are... Collins Nnamani, Big Weekend 2017, Nigeria

 

Details about the schedule are now live with more sessions being added week to week. A variety of reunion groups and popup talks are in the pipeline so check back for further sessions. Interested in creating your own activities? Contact us for help.

Absolutely! Many alumni attend events to meet others from years past and to develop their networks. There'll always be a friendly welcome back on campus. If you'd like support in gathering classmates together, we're here to help.

Yes, the schedule is flexible to allow groups to make the best of the Weekend - be that arranging a private lunch or arranging to revisit old haunts. There will be popup talks in our fabulous industry-leading facilities, allowing both a bit of knowledge update and a tour round our campuses. Facilities will have undoubtedly have changed, even for recent graduates. 

Attendees can pick and choose from the schedule, so it could be that not everyone will attend everything. Based on activity in 2018, we would anticpate more than 300 alumni and friends taking part in sessions across the Weekend. The more the merrier, so come along to join the fun!

No, the University's graduate community is made up of graduates that stretch all the way back to the Treforest School of Mines and Newport's Technical Institute! We're an inclusive community that is actively connected with graduates from the predecessor universities of both Glamorgan and Wales, Newport. While our name may have changed over the years, our ethos and spirit remain. In fact, check out previous events that involve graduates from across the years >>

The majority of the Weekend will be free of charge, however there may be a small charge for specific sessions. Please check the scehdule for details.

Nominations for the 2019 Alumni Awards opened in January and close on Easter Sunday.

As in previous years, all Award nominees who are announced as a category finalist will be offered a complimentary place and a 'plus 1' to attend the Gala Evening.

Get in touch

For more information please feel free to contact us by email at alumni@southwales.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)1443 482 400 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm). Guest lists for who's attending Big Weekend will be published periodically.