Alumni Association

The School's Alumni Association aims to enable its graduates to network, share job vacancies, stay informed about SAS news and events, and share information on their latest work. 

Graduates are automatically signed up to this association, which is free of charge. The Association provides all graduates with an alumni e-mail address. Your student email account will automatically transfer to become an alumni email account, which includes your emails. Graduating students will be informed of the transfer following their graduation in December each year. We will use your alumni email account to bring you relevant news, so do please check your account or set up an utomatic re-direct to your regular email account so that you can stay informed.

As this association is for graduates of SAS, we encourage you to participate and actively shape it. If you have any suggestions - what you would want from an alumni association? - then we would be delighted to hear them.

For any queries about the School's Alumni Association please e-mail

Talking Humanities 

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SAS on Facebook

Visit the SAS Facebook page to be kept up-to-date with School news and to stay connected with other graduates and staff as well as current and future students of the School. 

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SAS Graduation Film

The 2014 graduation ceremony.

The 2013 graduation ceremony.

The 2012 graduation ceremony.

The 2011 graduation ceremony.

Careers News

The Careers Service offers SAS alumni a 15% discount on all its individual career coaching services.   Please visit their website for further information.

Nomination of Honorary Degrees

In 2011, the Collegiate Council made changes to the way in which we decide on the award of University of London Honorary Degrees at Foundation Day. One of its aims was to widen the range of those invited to make nominations.

Alumni of the School of Advanced Study are now invited to nominate outstanding individuals to receive a University of London Honorary Degree, up to six of which are awarded each year at the University’s Foundation Day ceremony.

Who can be nominated?
The nominee should be an outstanding individual who has excelled in their field. The person nominated may have a specific connection to the University or to London, or have conspicuous achievements in those aspects of academic, artistic, public and business life that are valued by the University. We are keen that the list of recipients reflects something of the diversity of the University and of London itself.

Recent recipients include:
• Frank Gardner (BBC's Security Correspondent);
• Hilary Mantel (award-winning writer);
• The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu (former Archbishop of Cape Town); and
• Sir Magdi Yacoub (noted for his work in heart transplants).

The full criteria are set out in Regulation 2.

How can I nominate?
Please email for a nomination form. The form should be returned by 27 October 2015.

What happens next?
All nominations which meet the criteria will be considered by the Honorary Degrees Group, which is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. Its recommendations will then be presented to the Collegiate Council, the body responsible for approving awards of University of London Honorary Degrees. The University will contact, in due course, those selected for the award of an Honorary Degree. All nominations are treated in the strictest confidence. Please do not contact your nominee under any circumstances.

You may be contacted if your nomination is successful and may be asked to provide further information. If you do not hear from the University, you should assume that your nomination has not been successful on this occasion, though names are often carried forward for consideration in subsequent years.

Please note that if you submitted a nomination for the previous calls in 2013 and/or 2014, you should not resubmit the same name, however, you can submit another name.


Three graduates wearing robes and mortarboards on graduation day

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