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.


Upcoming events

We’re excited to share details of the upcoming UCL receptions in San Francisco and Los Angeles with you.

San Francisco
This year’s star speaker in San Francisco is UCL alumna Riva-Melissa Tez (Philosophy 2011). Riva is a venture capitalist, writer, and currently works for Intel. In past lives, she’s been a university lecturer, toy store founder, and co-founder of a children’s app. Forbes described her as the “definition of a modern female”.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 from 6.30pm – Book your ticket here!

Los Angeles
By Kind Permission of HM Consul General, Michael Howells (UCL Anthropology 1998), we cordially invite you to attend a reception hosted at the Consul General’s Residence in Hancock Park.

Set in historic Hancock Park, the Residence was designed by the renowned Los Angeles architect Wallace Neff and completed in 1928. It has been the home of successive British Consuls General since the British Government purchased it in 1957.

Thursday, 9 May 2019 from 6:30pm – Book your tickets here!


UCL celebrates the university’s neuroscience excellence with New York alumni

In the largest event to date, over 110 alumni came together to catch up, make new connections and discuss the latest breakthroughs surrounding mental health at the annual New York reception on April 4.

The event was a fantastic opportunity for alumni in New York to network but also for old friends to reacquaint, as one alumnus discovered. Read more here. 

“I bumped into someone I went to high school in the UK with this evening. I hadn’t seen him for 15 years. Having the network here enables this and it’s fantastic,” said Ronald Thauer (Economics, 2017).