In December 2009 the School established its Alumni Association, with which it is hoped former students of the institutes will be able to network, share job vacancies, hear about the latest School events, attend annual SAS lectures, receive SAS promotional discounts 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.
As this association is new, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We have created an alumni blog which we hope you will find both useful and informative. We are always seeking new bloggers, and if you are interested please contact the Alumni Association.
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.
SAS Graduation Film
The 2012 graduation ceremony in December is available to view here.
The 2011 graduation ceremony in December is available to view here.
The Careers Service is offering SAS alumni a 15% discount on all its individual career coaching services. Please visit their website for further information.
Nomination of Honorary Degrees
Each year alumni of the School are 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:
- The Honourable Louise Arbour (former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights);
- Luísa Dias Diogo (the former Prime Minister of Mozambique);
- The Right Honourable Professor Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow (Astronomer Royal);
- Dame Alison Richard (the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge);
- Andrew Ritchie (the inventor of the Brompton folding bicycle);
- Richard Serra (the very important American sculptor);
- The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu (the former Archbishop of Cape Town); and
- Sir Magdi Yacoub (noted for his work in heart transplants).
How can I nominate?
The call for nominations to 2013-14 is now closed. This page will be updated with details of how to nomimate when the call for 2014-15 is open.
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 a previous call, you should not resubmit the same name, however, you can submit another name.