With a third of Warwick's alumni living outside the UK, we wanted to make sure that you were all equally involved in celebrating Warwick's 50th anniversary, even if you’re not located in the UK. We chose International Alumni Week (13-19 April) to ask you all, wherever you are in the world, to join us in celebrating Warwick's anniversary.
We were delighted with the response with events organised from Baghdad to San Francisco. You can see photos from some of the events here.
The Physics Department are holding a day of celebrations on Saturday 4th July to mark the 50th anniversary of Warwick's Physics Department and to look forward to the next fifty years. The day is for alumni, staff, students and their families. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the department and facilities, to see demonstrations and outreach activities and to catch up with fellow alumni.
You can find the full schedule here>>>
Around 40 people attended a recent Alumni event in Kenya. The event was organised by newly appointed Alumni Ambassador Soumish.
The group had unanimously agreed that they should focus on 'Health'. The group decided that they would go on a walk in one of the most beautiful and scenic trails in Nairobi, Karura Forest. The place is known for caves (where Mau revolutionaries used to hide), beautiful waterfalls and of course well guided walking and cycling trails. Alumni turned up with their families and friends for the walk, and they had some young enthusiasts too.... as young as 8 months old!
After the walk the group went to Java House, Gigiri for a well earned breakfast!
Soumsih commented about the group:
"We had an overwhelming response from all the Warwick Alumni members here in Kenya. We have more than 100 members in our FB page, almost 50 members in our Whatsapp group in less than a month of officially forming the group. Overall, there is an exciting flow of enthusiasm with people coming up with various ideas on how to make this group a more successful group with a socio-commercial impact."
'Warwick the Bear’ has been travelling around campus for the past two terms, (See where Warwick is this week...) ans as part of this 50th Anniversary Project the organisers will be hosting a 'Lip Sync Battle' to raise money for 'Shelter'.
More information can be found here>>>
Where's Warwick is a student run project where each week a different sports club or society will have ‘Warwick the Bear’ and will choose a location on campus and take ‘Warwick’ to visit it. The society or sports club will then photograph ‘Warwick’ making sure that they don’t give away too many clues as to where the location is.
Students from the University of Warwick have taken part in 1202 hours of voluntary work for Student Volunteering Week to complete their biggest challenge yet in this special 50th Anniversary year.
The ‘Every Hour Counts’ themed series of events were completed by 521 students, in addition to their regular weekly volunteering activities.
The voluntary work included ‘The Big Canal Clean Up’, where students assisted the Canal and River Trust and the Inland Waterways Association to clean out rubbish from the Grand Union Canal in Leamington Spa. In addition to regular litter students removed shopping trolleys, bicycles and even a motorbike.
Warwick Volunteers Manager Helen Blunt said, “Student Volunteering Week is the perfect opportunity to highlight the great work that our students do as volunteers, alongside their academic studies.
‘Our student members volunteer in more than 50 local schools, and with a wide range of community partners. Our students can – and do add real value to our local community.”
Volunteers held an activity day at Kenilworth Phab Club, and transformed the After School Club room at Grangehurst Primary School in Coventry. They also hosted a party where they socialised with people living at the Willowbrook Residential Home in Canley.
Warwick Volunteers Student Executive Committee member Daisy-Ann Afrifa added, ‘Volunteering has many benefits; the activities that we partake in and the relationships that we form have been inspiring as well as humbling.’