5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss AECC Summit 2018

This year, our alumni reunion is going bigger and better. Drum roll, please…

AECC Summit is the prime occasion to reconnect, learn and make memories. We’ve compiled a short list of reasons why there’s no possible way you can excuse missing the alumni event of the year. Taking place on Saturday 15 September, the whole day event comprises of educational panel talks, demonstrations and campus tours, networking opportunities, and a fabulous dinner and dance in the evening.

You'll learn something new

We want to give something back to you, so as our alumni we have curated panel talks and plenary sessions to help provide continued learning. With speakers from AECC University College and external, and topics to engage the brain and get you thinking about your own practice and development, you’ll be able to take something new back home with you. We’ve also made sure that you can claim your CPD hours, an extra bonus to what is set to be an amazing day.

Reconnect with friends and your colleagues

AECC Summit provides the perfect atmosphere to rekindle those friendships, to get the group all together once again, and to celebrate. It’s the chance to come back to Bournemouth and talk to old friends, and tutors, and reconnect for the future. Share your memories and experiences you had at the institution; discover how the University College has changed. Come back to where it all started and allow yourself some time to appreciate how far you have come.

There's also the opportunity to nominate your fellow alumni for the Alumni Recognition Award.

Expand your circles - meet new people and network

It’s not only about reconnecting with those in your year. Meet plenty new, interesting, inspiring and supportive people within your professional sector. Exchange stories around your working practice, your successes and your obstacles; who knows you may come away with a few tips, golden nuggets of advice, and contacts that you never bargained for.

There’ll be opportunity to talk with current students, academic staff and senior executives, which means you can learn more about the institution and also share your own memories about your time walking the corridors of Parkwood Campus.

Support your alma mater and feel the pride

The growth of this event was in response to our first year as a University College. It’s important that all our graduates are able to celebrate in our success and to showcase their pride. As your alma mater, we want you to feel valued and involved; you are as much a part of the institution now as ever before. With our development in new courses, our research agenda, and our fantastic new spaces on campus – it really is a truly great time to get behind the University College and reignite your passion for the place at which you studied.

Create new memories and have fun!

AECC Summit has retained that crucial element of all alumni events, and that’s about having fun and enjoying yourself. In the evening, we host a sumptuous three course dinner at the luxury Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth, and then we party the night away with live music. It’s your chance to let your hair down, show off those dance moves, and enjoy a glass or two.

Find out more about the AECC Summit schedule, or go and purchase your tickets via our Eventbrite booking page.

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