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UAL Launches US East Coast Alumni Association

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Published date 20 February 2015

UAL was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet with our east coast alumni at a special drinks reception in Brooklyn’s artistic DUMBO district earlier this month.

UAL New York Alumni Reception

The United States is home to over 2500 of our graduates with a quarter based in and around the New York City area. With American students currently the fourth largest international group studying with us and google research revealing UAL to be one of the most popular universities for US students looking to study abroad, our alumni community across the Atlantic is set to continue growing in strength.

With this in mind, we are delighted to have recently launched the official US East Coast Alumni Association. The group is to led by a committee of six enthusiastic alumni, headed by CSM alumnus Ben Wilkinson-Raemer. The committee members have volunteered to work together  to help bring the local UAL community together to support, network and share.

Ben’s fellow committee members are Bruce Reynolds (LCF, 1993), Stephen Bury (Chelsea), Felicity Hogan (Camberwell, Chelsea and LCP), Rich Carter (Camberwell, 1998) and Luke Hayman (CSM, 1988).

Natalie Brett, Ben Wilkinson-Raemer, Chris Wainwright

Natalie Brett, Ben Wilkinson-Raemer, Chris Wainwright

More than 100 guests joined us at the New York Foundation for the Arts, to meet the committee members, hear ideas for future east coast activities and how to get involved. Throughout the evening, guests also had the opportunity to network, meet old friends and make new connections. UAL Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Natalie Brett and Chris Wainwright were on hand to update the group on the latest news from across the Colleges.

UAL New York Alumni Reception

“…being active in the Alumni Association is great both professionally and socially.  The East Coast of the United States draws people from so many backgrounds and talents.  Being a part of that community means you meet, socialize, gain inspiration, and be inspiring to people who you usually wouldn’t have access.” Ben Wilkinson-Raemer, President of the UAL East Coast Alumni Association.

The committee are keen to get you involved, email them directly at and join the Facebook group

UAL New York Alumni Reception

See more photos from the night via our Facebook page

Find out more about our international alumni groups including the US East Coast

More about UAL’s Alumni Association