Leeds alumni events replay

From research talks and professional networking to social gatherings and international get togethers, re-watch or catch up on our Leeds alumni events and webinars here.


November 2020: Leeds Alumni Voices with Col Needham

IMDb Founder and CEO Col Needham (Computer Science 1988) shares how he transformed his love for films into being an internet pioneer and how the Amazon company IMDb continues to innovate and evolve, powering entertainment data and services worldwide.

November 2020: Leeds Media Group: How has 2020 changed the media?

Watch our 14th annual event for Leeds alumni working in the media industries turned virtual. Hear our distinguished Leeds alumni panel members Kamal Ahmed, Anna Doble, David Walmsley and Laura Wilshaw share their thoughts on How has 2020 changed the media?

September 2020: Leeds Alumni Voices with Rupa Ganguli

Leeds alumni and entrepreneur Rupa Gunguli discusses 'Sustainability through everyday fashion and lifestyle choices' and what her company 'inclusivetrade.com' is doing to provide an ethical alternative to fast fashion.

September 2020: How to Choose a Career and Setting Goals

Sampurna Maitra is an international graduate of the University of Leeds with five years’ experience in recruitment and HR positions in the UK and India. At this session, she’ll cover career planning and how to choose a career, how to set and meet appropriate goals, and job searching as a recent graduate.

September 2020: Starting your Career: Job Hunting as a Recent Graduate

Danielle Buckland works as a Consultant at the Graduate Recruitment Bureau. At this session, Danielle talked about her experiences as a recent graduate and how she got into her role, where to look for jobs, what the in-demand skills employers are looking for at the moment are, and what graduates can do to stand out.

August 2020: Meet the Researchers: Cultural Connections – Land Lines – Nature writing on and off the page

Professor David Higgins and Dr Pippa Marland discuss the Land Lines project and the resurgence of modern British nature writing.

August 2020: Meet the Researchers: Cultural Connections – Changing the Story

Professor Paul Cooke and PhD student Katie Hodgkinson discuss the major international project Changing the Story and some of the youth-centred approaches to civil society building in post-conflict settings across the world.

August 2020: Meet the Researchers: Cultural Connections – Return – Connecting diaspora across continents

Akeelah Bertram discusses how her interactive installation ‘Return’ brings art and history together to tell the story of diaspora across continents.

August 2020: Meet the Researchers: Cultural Connections – Creative Labs Bragg Centre Edition

Professor Lorna Dougan and Dr Scott McLaughlin introduce how artists and humanities scholars are working with cutting-edge materials researchers to challenge traditional, discipline-specific views.

August 2020: India Alumni Event

In our first online event for alumni in India, join staff from the Leeds and South Asia teams as they share some interesting updates on the Leeds community, city, campus, research and alumni activity, and also officially launch the Alumni In India WhatsApp group.

May 2020: The Big (Virtual) Get Together: University of Leeds Alumni Sustainability Leaders

Hear from Leeds alumni about their careers, approaches to leading in the COVID-19 crisis, what gives them hope for a better tomorrow and of course about their time at Leeds!

May 2020: Leeds Alumni Quiz Challenge

Join University Challenge winners and other prominent Leeds alumni for fun and trivia in our first ever virtual quiz.

April 2020: Meet the Researchers: Our Future Food – Mapping the Leeds Urban Food System

Professor Caroline Orfila investigates how the physical, biological and cultural fabric of Leeds influences the food habits, health and wellbeing of its citizens.

April 2020: Meet the Researchers: Our Future Food – Smart Agriculture

Professor Steven Banwart looks at the competing demands of increasing farming productivity to tackle a growing world population while reducing the environmental impact of farming practices.