5th Annual UC Alumni BBQ in London

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Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of celebrating the 5th Annual UC Alumni BBQ in central London. As UCEAP staff, we helped out our colleagues at the UC Trust UK to put on their fun annual event in one of central London’s beautiful secret gardens! Over 100 people representing almost all 10 UC campuses were in attendance, which was so fun to see, especially at the campus networking sessions, where different generations of UC students got to mingle and chat. Incoming UC students had the chance to meet alumni, who gave them a hearty welcome to London.

Volunteers and staff

Supplementing the event was all types of delicious food, as guests were treated to yummy arepas, a traditional Venezuelan dish from vendor Petare. To raise money for study abroad scholarships, some attendees participated in the first ever Great California Cake Off, so we all had the chance to try a variety of mouth-watering home baked goods. Although it was a bit too chilly for the water balloon toss (English summers for ya) it was fantastic to see everyone having the best time, and we can’t wait to go again next year. Congratulations to the Trust on an incredible event!

Photos by Fiona Hanson