Participants at the 50th anniversary reunion of 1964 graduates of the Royal College, University of Strathclyde

Alumni Support with your reunion

Reminiscing about your Strathclyde years? Reconnect and share memories with old friends and former classmates by organising a reunion. 

We can help you

  • Get in touch with former classmates
  • Draft and send invitations
  • Take registrations
  • Book on-campus venues
  • Organise tours and talks 

Tips and first steps for organising your reunion

  1. Form a small organising committee
    Share the fun! Link up with fellow former classmates and share ideas and contacts. You could even create a Facebook group and invite other friends to join the planning. 
  2. Decide who you want to invite
    Who would you like to see again? It could be alumni from your graduating class, students from other courses you socialised with, undergraduates, postgraduates – the choice is yours! Give us as much detail as possible about who you’d like to invite and we’ll look into contacting them on your behalf.
  3. Choose a format
    Think about the type of event you’d like to organise. A casual meet-up or something more formal? From talks and tours to dinner and drinks, we can provide support and advice every step of the way.
  4. Set a date 
    Set a date as early as possible, keeping in mind that people might have to travel to Glasgow from abroad. We’d recommend a year in advance, where possible. Remember, we can send out a save-the-date email for you. 
  5. Find answers to the most common questions below and get in touch to see how we can help 
    We look forward to hearing from you at reunions@strath.ac.uk.

Frequently asked questions

Can I get contact details for my former classmates?

We are very happy to contact your former classmates on your behalf by email or letter, but unfortunately due to data protection regulation we are unable to pass on any contact information to you. 

You can also search our alumni directory  to find people from your department and year of graduation. 

Other ways to get in touch with your former classmates are via LinkedIn or Facebook. The University has an alumni LinkedIn group with over 13,500 members who you will be able to contact directly if you join the group.

Can I hold my reunion at the University? / Which venues at the University can you recommend?

Yes, we are very happy to book rooms for you to hold your reunion on campus. Please let us know what you are looking to do and we can liaise with your old department to find rooms that would suit your event. We are also happy to arrange catering and audio visual support if that is required.

Please note that we can’t assist with any off-campus activities.

Can we visit our old department?

Certainly! We can get in touch with your department to arrange tours, development and research updates or to book rooms to hold your reunion at the department.

Please note that it may be easier to pin down academics for tours or updates during the academic year and outwith the summer period.

Can you support our reunion financially?
Unfortunately not, but depending on what you are looking to do your department may be able to sponsor some of your reunion. Please get in touch at reunions@strath.ac.uk to find out more.
Can we arrange a University tour as a part of our reunion?
Yes, we can arrange for a student ambassador to give a tour of the new University developments. We can also arrange for a member of staff to give a tour of your old department.
Can you recommend accommodation/things to do/restaurants for our stay in Glasgow?

Accommodation

The University's Campus Village offers room only, bed & breakfast and self-catering flats from mid-June to mid-September for groups of minimum 30 people. Ross Priory, on the banks of Loch Lomond, has year round bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation available exclusively to staff and graduates. Read more about the University’s accommodation options.

Glasgow has an abundance of hotels, bed & breakfasts and serviced apartments. While we can’t compile a full list of options you may want to look at booking.com, tripadvisor.co.uk, trivago.co.uk or expedia.co.uk for inspiration on where to stay during your visit to Glasgow.

Check out the interactive University maps to find out where the different departments are placed on campus and how to get there.

Activities and Sights

Whether you are looking for an activity for your entire class or are looking to explore the city in a smaller group, there is always something to do in Glasgow. For inspiration we suggest that you have a look at TripAdvisor, What’s on Glasgow or The List.

The University’s International Office has also put together a roundup of Glasgow’s main festivals and events throughout the year. Check out their recommendations for things to do and see.

Restaurants and Bars 

Glasgow’s restaurants and bars are forever changing with new exciting places popping up all the time. We use TripAdvisor, GlasgowLive or 5pm to stay updated and recommend that you do the same.

Can you put details of our reunion in your newsletter/Strathclyde People magazine?

In the past we have found that inviting people directly via email and personal contacts gives better results than advertising through mass communications.

We send out three mass communications per year, two digital newsletters and the Strathclyde People magazine. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that timings will coincide and that people will hear about your event in time – instead, get in touch to arrange a direct invitation to your former classmates.

You can also use social media to find classmates that we no longer hold contact details for and you can advertise your reunion on our website.

We have had a reunion and I would like to share our photos. What do I do?
If appropriate, we may ask for your permission to publish the photos on our website and social media. However, we would never post any photos without your explicit consent.

We are always thrilled to receive photos! Please ensure that everyone is happy for you to share the images before emailing them to reunions@strath.ac.uk.

Do you have any photos from my time at University?

The University archives may hold photos and stories from your time at Strathclyde and the archives team would be happy to help you find them. Read more on the archives website or get in touch with them directly at archives@strath.ac.uk.

You can also ask your former classmates if they have any photos they would like to share.

How has campus changed since I was at Strathclyde?

The University is engaged in an ambitious campus development plan and will invest over £600million over this decade to create a vibrant, dynamic and re-focused campus in the heart of Glasgow. In 2015 the Technology and Innovation Centre opened with Royal approval and has transformed the way the University works with business and industry. Construction has commenced for a new Sports and Health Centre due to open in summer 2018. A new flagship student and learning hub will bring together the Colville and Architecture buildings. Completion of the building project is due in 2020.

As part of these developments some buildings have been vacated over the years:

  • Turnbull building - closed in 2013
  • Baird hall - closed as student accommodation in 2003
  • Ramshorn - closed as University drama centre in 2011
  • Jordanhill campus - closed in 2012
Unfortunately we will not be able to arrange any campus tours or visits to any of these buildings, but we will be delighted to arrange tours of some of the new campus developments.
Can we get into/book a place in the Students’ Union?

Yes, with a lifetime membership you can access the Union and if you are also a member of an affiliated club or society you may be eligible to book out certain rooms, free of charge.

Even if you are not a member of any clubs or societies the Union may be able to give you a discount on room bookings. Please get in touch with them directly at chris.mcewan@strath.ac.uk or phone 0141 567 5036 for more information.

A lifetime membership is £10 and gives you access to all the Union’s facilities, the possibility to join clubs and societies and will get you on the mailing list for major events. Get your membership here.