'I really believe I shall always be thinking of Bath when I am home again - I do love it so very much' Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey
ASE wants to ensure that our students do more than enjoy an academic and cultural experience lasting a single semester, academic year, or summer.
In common with many of the 3000 and more students who have attended ASE over the past 27 years, you may find yourself wishing the connections and friendships you forge during your stay in Bath last a lifetime. The Alumni Association is designed to help maintain and strengthen those relationships, as well as to help past participants cultivate a real - and useful - sense of community across semesters and years.
Benefits of the ASE Alumni Association
As a member of the ASE Alumni Association you will enjoy the following benefits:
• Invitations to all ASE Alumni Association events, including social gatherings and reunions organised by our Area and Class Reps, annual Association Reunions in the USA, and 5-yearly Anniversary Reunions in Bath.
• Advice on graduate studies from ASE students, faculty and staff with personal experience of different institutions and courses in the US and the UK.
• Ongoing access, through the ASE website and connected social media, to a network of professionals in a range of fields and industries, including academia, writing and publishing, arts administration, teaching, higher education administration, library and archival work, local and national government, law, business and medicine.
• An online directory allows you to share contact information with the wider ASE community, stay in contact with classmates, and find alums in your local area or line of work.
• A guaranteed warm welcome – usually including tea and biscuits (cookies) – whenever you decide to return to Bath and visit us at Nelson House!
Here are some of the ways that ASE alums choose to help the Programme in return:
• Contributing to the ASE Alumni Association Fund which supports ASE scholarships, travel and research grants, and other capital campaigns.
• Assisting with the recruitment of future students by recommending the Programme, helping out during campus visits by ASE staff or at study abroad fairs.
• Sharing personal news, updates, photographs, and writing via our various Facebook pages, and the annual ASE Alumni News.
• Volunteering with the Alumni Association as an Area or Class rep, as an advisor on careers or graduate studies, or assisting with the organisation and running of events.
All in all, by becoming a member of the ‘ASE Family’, you will be joining a vibrant and ever-extending community of former students, UK and US professors, study abroad professionals and staff, many of whom share a deep and lasting affection for the Programme.Rob Jones, PhD