Alumni and Friends

We’ve taught some of the most remarkable individuals from all over the world who have gone on to have successful careers. As part of our unique and global alumni community, you have a number of benefits and opportunities available to you.

AECC University College alumni enjoy 10% discount on our CPD seminars

Alumni benefit from discounts on all of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice courses

Our Alumni Community

AECC University College is extremely proud of its alumni. Over the years as the institution has evolved from a chiropractic training college to a health science focused University College, we have supported and championed our alumni all around the world.

All former students of AECC University College, or its predecessor institution, AECC, are automatically members. Former and current staff are also members of the AECC University College alumni, which is a great way to keep in touch with each other and find out the latest news from the University College.

AECC Summit 2018

This year, we’re going bigger and better. 

AECC Summit is the new name for our ‘reunion’ event, but it's much more than a chance to meet up with your friends and party.

This annual, whole-day event will celebrate your achievements since leaving AECC and showcase our current training and research opportunities. It's the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your alma mater. You’ll be able to catch up with old friends, take in some panel talks with leading speakers, partake in classes and then party the night away. 


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Meet up with your course mates, speak to tutors and staff both new and old, learn something, engage with our wider alumni community and see how AECC University College is thriving. 

Alumni returning to AECC University College can take part in a selection of daytime activities and tours, including breakfast networking with the Principal and other senior members of staff, to exciting talks and demonstrations.


In the evening, we will be holding a special celebration dinner at Bournemouth’s Hilton Hotel, with live music and three course dinner. Dance the night away with friends and create new memories to cherish. It is not essential to come to the day event, but we recommend it so you get the whole Summit experience and don't miss out on the activities. 




AECC Summit Schedule

9.30am - Registration
Guest will be welcomed onto Parkwood Campus via the main building reception. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided in the refectory. 

10.00am - Brainfood for Breakfast
Informal breakfast networking session, attended by Principal, Professor Haymo Thiel, Executive staff, Heads of Schools and members of our Students' Union.

11.00am - Campus Tour 
Tours of Parkwood Campus led by Students' Union.

11.30am - Panel Talks

Talk 1
Advancing Healthcare Through Technology

Dr Alex Breen
Dr Stewart Cotterill
Professor Dave Newell
Dr Ravi Ayer 

Chair: Head of School of Chiropractic, Phillip Dewhurst

Talk 2
Future of Healthcare and Interdisciplinary Practice

Catherine Quinn
Phillip Heritage
Amy Miller
Warren Foster

Chair: Principal, Professor Haymo Thiel


12.30pm - Lunch
Prosecco and lunch will be provided in the Refectory. Feel free to use this time to network and catch up with friends and colleagues.

1.30pm - Plenary Session

Richard Brown,
Honorary Fellow of AECC University College 
Secretary-General, World Federation of Chiropractic

2.30pm - MRI Tour
Join Professor Alan Breen on a tour and presentation of our on-site Open Upright MRI scanner. Interested parties can gather in the refectory where you will be guided in small groups to the MRI. Professor Breen will be happy to answer any questions and share with you the brilliant work we do for patients with this great facility.

3.00pm - Ultrasound Demonstration
Deputy Director of Medical Ultrasound, Warren Foster, will be demonstrating our ultrasound technology on campus. Witness first-hand our expertise as we show you an abdominal and shoulder scan using the latest in ultrasound equipment through our partnerships with MIS Healthcare and Samsung.

3.30pm - 4.30pm - Plenary Session

Dr Jonathan Field

7.00pm - Dinner and Dance
Hosted at the luxurious and elegant Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth. You will receive Prosecco, or a soft option, on your arrival. 

You can look forward to a three course meal, and a chance to reminisce, catch up and party the night away. Enjoy live music from the supremely talented Soulstar band, who will keep you on the dance floor until you're all boogied out. 

8.00pm - Alumni Recognition Award
The Principal will present the Alumni Recognition Award.

12.00pm - Event concludes.
We'll send you home with an AECC University College souvenir, an amazing alumni experience, and a lot of new memories to cherish.

Alumni Recognition Award 2018

The purpose of this award is to recognise the excellence and outstanding achievements of our alumni who made a significant impact within health. We celebrate the influencers and change-makers in their fields. The award seeks to acknowledge an individual or a group who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement or service in their profession, communities and countries; or those who are responsible for developing innovative, effective and responsible health initiatives.

Find out more about nominating your fellow alumni, eligibility and criteria. 

Discover more about the Alumni Recognition Award 2018

Tide, our alumni e-bulletin

Tide is the official alumni e-bulletin of AECC University College designed to keep you up to date and connected with your alma mater. Sent out to our alumni community on a quarterly basis, Tide showcases our alumni successes, memories, and guest articles alongside University College news and updates. 

The name Tide was chosen as we’ve taught some of the most remarkable individuals from all over the world who have gone on to have successful careers and we want to celebrate your achievements in our unique and global alumni community. As we send our graduates into the world, just as the tide goes out and returns here on Bournemouth beach, we hope you will return and retain close ties with us.

Through this bulletin, other communication channels, and events, we want to allow you to connect no matter how recently, or long ago, you walked through Parkwood Campus. You are our biggest supporters and advocates, so we want you to really get involved by tagging us in on social media, contributing and sharing your stories, updates, memories, articles, and photos with us. Simply email the Marketing and Communications team or use the form below.



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A great day! We're meeting inspiring chiropractors from all over the UK and abroad who are looking to recruit the best chiropractic graduates."

Our annual Speed Meet is a popular event amongst our final year Master of Chiropractic students as they look for employment following graduation. Using the speed-dating format, with 5 - 10 minute speed interviews, it's the perfect way for practices to see a large number of students throughout the course of one day.

Following the interviews, students and employers then have the opportunity to speak further in the SU bar. We always have fantastic feedback from the event, with practices having the rare opportunity to see so many students to fill their vacancies.

Dates for Speed Meet 2019 will be announced soon! Places at the Speed Meet are available to AECC University College alumni first, and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis thereafter. For more information, please email our Student Services.

Keep in Touch

Make sure we have your up to date contact details so we can keep you in the loop with all things AECC University College Alumni related. 

Join our Alumni page on Facebook to stay connected and receive all the latest updates, news, job opportunities and more.

Share your story or memory

Have a great story about your time as a student? Looking to re-connect with someone from your year? Want to share your news of a professional success? Are you currently having an amazing international experience? We would love to hear your memories from your student days as well as your current updates. Get in touch using the form below and we could feature your story on our website, our social media channels or in our upcoming alumni magazine.

We love to celebrate the fantastic achievements of our alumni. Studying at AECC University College opens up doors that simply wouldn't be possible, allowing students the opportunity to fulfil their potential. So go on, tell us how the University College has helped you get to where you are today.


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