Romania Alumni Group

Romanian Alumni Co-ordinator: Simona Balinisteanu

Simona organises social and networking events for Lancaster alumni in Romania.

To receive invitations, please ensure that your address details on the alumni database indicate that you live in Romania. Update your details online (requires log on) or by emailing

To find out more about the group, please email Simona directly.


Romania Alumni Group

What I'm doing now

I have worked for years in London for top FMCG companies including Reckitt Benckiser and Innocent. I have brought new products to market, developed great relationships with some of our largest supermarkets and drunk some of the best (and innocent) juices in the world. I am now ready for my next challenge to involve helping students reach their potential.

My best Lancaster memory

I had so many priceless moments during my time at Lancaster that I could be telling stories for hours, but some of dearest memories are the many sleepless nights spent working with my team on developing a proposal for the next big thing in L’Oreal men’s care. I learnt a lot about engines, men’s dreams and a few new words in Lithuanian.

And then there was that first time eating Indian food when I realised spicy food makes me shed endless tears...

What Lancaster means to me

It continues to be part of my life everyday (I live on Lancaster Road!). I had some of the best experiences and met great friends who are now doing amazing things. It’s the place that made me fall in love with England.

Why I volunteer as an alumni group co-ordinator

People who have bonded over shared experiences are more open to friendships and prepared to offer professional help. I think it is really important to keep the same sense of community we had in Lancaster once we move to a new life back home.