The Events Team in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations can offer you advice and support when planning your event. This includes contacting fellow alumni, recommending venues and accommodation, and publicising your event on our communications channels.
Using our extensive alumni database, we can provide a list of names of friends who might be interested in attending your event. This can be sorted by year of graduation, subject of study, location, or societies they were involved with while at university. We can then forward on your invitation via email to those we have permission to contact.
Unsure of the type of event you’d like to run? Don’t worry – we have lots of experience in supporting alumni events, and are happy to provide guidance on all aspects of the preparation process. From the planning stages and inviting guests, to booking University venues and catering, all the way through to how to run your event on the day, we’ll be able to give you assistance through email and over the phone to ensure your event runs as successfully as possible!
We can provide information on many venues in Southampton, including places to stay, local restaurants/bars, and points of interest to see on your visit. If you want to hold your event on campus, we can help with that too – including offering support with how to book on-site rooms and catering.
Take advantage of being back in your old stomping ground by having an exclusive campus tour! We can help arrange for you to have a Student Ambassador take you and your friends around our campuses, showing you how your favourite places have changed since you studied here, and taking you to visit our beautiful new buildings which grace the campus. We may even be able to liaise with your former faculty to organise a visit.
Got your event planned and ready to go? Using our communications channels, we can advertise your event in our termly What’s On newsletter and Southampton Connects online magazine, as well as on our social media channels.
Now that you know all about planning your alumni event, what are you waiting for? Contact us at AREvents@southampton.ac.uk to get started!