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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, 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.

Our partners

Rather than working directly with individual alumni, we work with the representatives of British university alumni associations based in France. In partnership with these networks, we have organised ‘Welcome Back’ receptions mixing alumni from different universities, and where appropriate we can involve alumni in our own cultural events and projects.

We 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

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 that you think we should be in touch with, please let us know by emailing us: