Our work with alumni networks is all about facilitating connections and staying in touch. This could be through joining the alumni association of your UK university once you are back in France, or connecting with people like you who have had a similar experience of studying in the UK, or simply keeping up to date with UK cultural and learning opportunities, as well as expanding your social and professional networks.
We also oversee a specific network of Entente Cordiale alumni; former students who have received an Entente Cordiale scholarship to study in the UK or in France.
We use ‘alumni’ to describe a group of people who are former students or graduates of an educational institution, or who have had a shared learning experience thanks to a training programme or scholarship.
Sharing your experience
If you have had an interesting or enriching experience in the UK and would like to share it, like Alice, you may like to write a short testimonial for British Council France's blog.
We welcome testimonials in English or in French that would show how your time in the UK has had an impact on your professional ambitions or given you a more international or different perspective. We also welcome input from alumni at educational events, for example on panels discussing topics around studying in the UK.
If you are interested, you can email us.
United Kingdom Alumni Network (UKAN) in France is an informal network that provides events for France-based graduates of universities from the British Isles.
UKAN events include highly successful professional meetings (networking, talks, discussions etc), as well as purely social events bringing together alumni who are resident for the short or long term in France. UKAN is driven by and dependent on an enthusiastic group of alumni coordinators from a variety of UK universities, as well as on input from the alumni community in France.
By collaborating together they support the individual communities as well as the overall community and have a larger audience for the organisation of events. Coordinators are long-time residents of France and seek to leverage their knowledge of France and the British Isles for the benefit and enjoyment of UKAN participants. Membership of UKAN is currently free. Do not hesitate to contact them.
UKAN are currently in regular touch with the following alumni groups in France:
- UCL Alumni France Group
- Kings College London Alumni France
- Oxford University Society Paris Branch
- The Cambridge Society of Paris
- Warwick Alumni
- The University of Edinburgh Alumni Club of France
- University of the Arts, Alumni Association (France Chapter)
- Imperial College Alumni Association of France
- Franco-British Connections
- Cranfield University Alumni network
- University of Aberdeen Alumni France
- University of Edinburgh Alumni Club France
- University of Kent Alumni France
- University of Manchester Alumni France
- University of Stirling Alumni France
- University of York Alumni France
Other alumni groups that we have worked with:
Most of these networks also have Facebook groups you can join to keep in touch with their events and activities.
If you are a member of another alumni group or university that you think we should be in touch with, please let us know by emailing us: email@example.com.