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Alumni Meetup in London

Sunday, March 25th, the LUC alumni network organised a meet up in London for the large group of alumni living, working and studying there. Special guest Dr Kai Hebel, assistant professor in International Relations at LUC, was in London to present a paper at a forum on Contemporary International History at the London School of Economics.

He joined a lunch with our alumni to talk about what they were up to, their experiences after graduating and what it is like to work and study in the UK. Niyireth Koelmans (Class of 2016, War Studies at King’s College London), who attended the lunch, said: “I think it is great the alumni network organises these type of events and listens to what we have to say.”

London is a large hub for LUC graduates. Most of them pursue a master’s or PhD degree at one of London’s top academic institutions, such as the London School of Economics, King’s College or University College London. Dr Hebel’s travels to London were a nice opportunity to catch up with the students. Similar alumni meetups when staff’s itineraries bring them to other large alumni hubs outside of the Netherlands, such as Paris and Berlin.

Alumni events like this are an important way for the college to keep in touch with her graduates and see how they are doing. Every year, two larger alumni events are organised at the AvB campus in The Hague. To cater for the significant number of alumni who (temporarily) leave the Netherlands after studying at the college, international meetups are also organised.

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