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Alumni branches in Asia

Get involved in a branch to connect with other Southampton graduates in your country. Contact the alumni branch direct to find out about its activities and how to get involved.

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Meet up with your fellow graduates
Alumni reception, Beijing

The Southampton Alumni Association China (SAAC) was established in 2005. The Executive Committee, based in Shanghai, meets regularly, organising social events and opportunities for business networking.

Southwest Soton Alumni Branch

The Southwest Soton Alumni branch is available to alumni based in Sichuan province, Chongqing, Yunnan province, Guizhou province and Tibet.
The Branch Chairman is Claudy Liao (WeChat ID: cloudy_lwy)
Find the branch on WeChat


The Beijing branch was established in 2014, and has around 1200 members. The branch organises pre-departure events for outgoing students, as well as Christmas parties for alumni each year. There are lots of other events to get involved in throughout the year, including a financial forum, arts events, a spring tour and speed dating. The branch provides local alumni with lots of opportunities to connect and network, and welcomes new members.
To find out more, please contact the chairman, Kaiyang Liu – lkyecs2012 (WeChat) or by email:

Southampton Alumni Southeast Six Province Branch - Anhui, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, and Hunan Provinces

The Southampton Alumni Southeast Six Province Branch is the University's newest branch in China and covers Anhui, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, and Hunan Provinces. New members are welcome.

Please visit the branch's website ( or contact the president, Dr. Xiao Chen via WeChat: Dr-Chen-1.


The Guangzhou branch, chaired by Fan Yang (Grace) supports University activities in the region – members help with recruitment fairs and incoming visits from the University of Southampton. There is a WeChat group for the branch – please contact Ms. Josie Love on WeChat for a link to join – JosieLove1986


The Shanghai branch is for Southampton alumni in Shanghai to meet and network. We regularly plan and host events and are always open to new members and volunteers.
For more information, please contact the chairman, Zhan Shi on WeChat – qq365644045


The Shenzhen branch is for local alumni to network and connect in order to share ideas and values. It is an active group and new members are always welcome.
Alumni can get in touch with the chairman, Geng (Kenny) Huang on WeChat – szkennygh


Launched in 2021, the University of Southampton Indian Alumni Network is open to alumni across India. You can find out more about the network via the LinkedIn group.


The University of Southampton Alumni Branch in Japan is one of the University's oldest branches. Branch members meet twice per year. For more information, please email the Branch Secretary, Mr. Setsuo Maeda -


Thai alumni are welcome to join the British Council's Thai-UK Alumni Professional Network. Membership is free of charge.
The network aims to strengthen old friendships and create new opportunities for professional development through events, workshops and networking and career opportunities.

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