Happy New Year, and welcome to the first Alumni Newsletter of 2023.
It has already been a very busy start to the year, and I was delighted to see so many of you again at our alumni reception is Istanbul earlier this month.
It has been a while since we’ve been able to plan a programme of in-person international events like this due to global travel restrictions, but it was lovely to finally get the chance to see some familiar faces and I hope those in attendance enjoyed networking and catching up with your fellow alumni.
Further events are planned throughout the year, with the next ones taking place in Malaysia and Singapore at the start of March. Stay tuned for further information.
In January we also welcomed the newest members of our alumni community, and toasted their achievements at Graduation in the Barbican Centre. Seeing our latest graduates celebrating successes with close friends and family is always a wonderful way to start the year. Welcome to all our new alumni, and I look forward to staying in touch as you take the next step on your journey!
Towards the end of last year, we were very pleased to welcome back James Boyle (MSc Real Estate Investment, 1997) for an afternoon tea to meet the first recipients of the Boyle-Rodney Scholarship which was launched last summer. The Scholarship was set up to widen access to MSc programmes at Bayes, and is named after Mr Boyle himself and Bill Rodney, Senior Lecturer in Valuation.
Looking ahead, Bayes will be hosting the annual Portal Trust Education Lecture on Wednesday 22 February, which will be delivered by Professor Rosie Meeks, Chartered Psychologist and founding Head of the Law School at Royal Holloway University of London. Professor Meeks will speak on the topic of ‘The importance of sport and physical activity in supporting education and rehabilitation in our prisons’.
Don’t forget to book your place for this event either in-person or online.
I wish you happiness and health in 2023, and hope to see you very soon – in London or elsewhere around the world.
Professor André Spicer
Bayes Business School