In the early 1980’s, Lancaster University often sent staff to South-East Asia and Hong Kong to interview prospective overseas students who were applying for admission to the university. Due to the considerable number of alumni in the Hong Kong area, the university also wanted to set up a Hong Kong alumni association.
In March 1986, Lancaster graduates from the Hong Kong area were invited to meet Dr Mike Anson, Head of the Engineering Department, and Mr Graham Rand, Lecturer in the Operational Research Department, for a cocktail party at the Lee Garden Hotel. The response was phenomenal and approximately one hundred people attended the evening. Attendants were briefed by University staff about latest developments at the University, and their visit to Hong Kong. A wide range of issues were discussed in an informal get-together, and everyone agreed that the evening was a great success. It was unanimously agreed that a Hong Kong Alumni Association (LUGA-HK) should be set up, and an organising committee was decided upon to implement this decision. The society’s first AGM was held at the Marigold Restaurant on the 13th December 1986, and Dr C. M. Tam was elected the society’s first president.
Lancaster University would like to thank the presidents and committee members of this society for the commitment and dedication they have shown to this group over the intervening years, and welcomes new society members. For information about your current Volunteers and to find out more about the group, click here.
An archive of our past events can be found here.