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University hosts AI themed event for alumni in Singapore

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6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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In person

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Other/general

On 3 April, alumni and friends of the University of London gathered in the prestigious surroundings of Eden Hall, official residence of the British High Commissioner to Singapore, for a panel discussion focussed on Skills for a Changing World of Work: The Challenges and Opportunities of AI, followed by a reception. 

Guests were honoured by a welcome from Alex Bamford, Acting British High Commissioner to Singapore, followed by opening remarks from Vice-Chancellor Professor Wendy Thomson CBE.  

The panel, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, provided insights into AI and its impact on working life. The esteemed panel included Dr Renee Tan, Associate Professor, Director (RD) at the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore University of Social Sciences; Professor Leon Choong, Regional CEO (ASEAN) at Amity Education Group; and Dr Stephen Yee, Deputy Executive Director at Singapore National Employers Federation and UoL alumnus. 

Guests remarked on the timeliness of the topic, with many saying their employers had a new focus on AI, and they found it interesting to hear the panel’s insights. Alumni also enjoyed reconnecting with the University, fellow alumni and other guests. We are grateful for the many offers from alumni to support career development and other activities for current students.

The event was oversubscribed, with many more guests wishing to join us than we could accommodate in Eden Hall. We filmed the event, and it is available to watch on the University's YouTube channel. You can also view selected photos of the event on our Flickr page. The event was part of several activities that took place in Singapore this April, marking the strong ties between the University of London and Singapore. 

We look forward to hosting more events in Singapore, both directly organised by the University and organised by the University of London Alumni Group in Singapore. Stay tuned for an exciting update about an autumn event! In the meantime, we encourage all alumni to connect with the alumni group on their LinkedIn and if you would like to receive invites when the University is in your country, be sure to update your details