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.

Philanthropy founded UCL as a home for disruptive thinkers. Nearly 200 years later, the UCL Friends & Alumni Association joins UCL in asking you to pledge your support to our campaign.


Giving thanks this Thanksgiving

Mark Howard shares his reasons why he is giving to UCL this season and encourages fellow alumni to do this same. Read his recent email to alumni here and please join Mark in giving a gift towards special projects at UCL.

“I am priviledged to have a front-row seat to the world-changing work of UCL’s academics, staff and students. This is why I choose to give to UCL and encourage you as alumni to give your time or a gift, particularly as we approach Giving Tuesday.” 


Honorary fellowships awarded

John Manville, member of the UCLFAA board and SVP IT Global Infrastructure at Cisco, received an honorary fellowship from UCL in recognition of the work he continues to do for UCL and UCL students.

John tirelessly gives his time to UCL Engineering students joining the Cisco internship programme in San Jose, CA. Read more about John’s gift of time to UCL.


UCLFAA panel on financial markets

On 31 May, the UCLFAA organised a panel discussion on financial markets hosted at the J.P. Morgan Pierpont Leadership Center. Panellists were Dame DeAnne Julius, Chair of UCL Council, Chris Willcox (Economic History 1990), CEO Asset Management at J.P. Morgan, and Lee Olesky (Affiliate 1985), CEO at TradeWeb.

“Fascinating speakers who are clearly at the very top of their game.”
“The knowledge the speakers were willing to share with the audience was pure gold.”
“Great to see senior execs like the speakers wanting to get involved with UCL and the UCL alumni community in NY.”