UCL Friends & Alumni Association

The UCL Friends & Alumni Association is a US non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and support for research, education and innovation at University College London (UCL).

Additionally, the UCL Friends & Alumni Association works to connect talented American students with the opportunities offered at UCL, providing funding for Masters scholarships in global health, crime science and public policy.

UCL is committed to using its diverse intellectual community to engage with pressing global challenges made possible through generous philanthropic support. The work of the UCL Friends & Alumni Association allows alumni and supporters in the United States to effectively contribute to the ground-breaking projects and academic leadership for which UCL is renowned.



Stateside connections…

Mark Howard steps down after four years in charge of the UCLFAA. He has transformed how this vital organisation helps fund strategic projects at UCL as part of the It’s All Academic philanthropic campaign. In our most recent interview with Mark, he talks more about what the board has achieved over the last year and what his hopes for the future are.

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L-R: Mark Cleary and Mark Howard

UCLFAA elects new officers

The UCLFAA is pleased to announce that Mark Cleary has stepped up to become the new President, taking over from Mark Howard. Simon Harris has taken over the role of Treasurer from Mark Cleary.

UCL congratulates Mark and Simon on their election, and we look forward to working closely with them in the next two years.

From DC to Toronto and back again: UCL alumni’s exclusive East Coast events

Rare behind-the-scenes tours, intimate lectures and private events were on offer this fall for our alumni communities. Read about what our alumni have been up to this fall.

Exclusive tour of POLITICO by CEO Patrick Steel (UCL Legal & Political Theory 1990)

UCLFAA Vice-President addresses graduants

Dr. Nicole McKnight, Vice-President of the UCLFAA, joined life sciences graduates, their families and friends for a festive graduation celebration at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 2 September. In her inspirational speech, Nicole encouraged the ‘now-alumni’ to continue benefitting from their UCL connections, whether in the UK or abroad. Watch Nicole’s speech below.