The twelfth biannual Alumni Advisory Board meeting was held on Friday 11 July 2014. This took the form of an away day focused on four key strategic objectives: AAB engagement with the University’s next major fundraising campaign, volunteering in terms of support and recognition, communications, and careers.
Growth of the University is vital in an increasingly competitive international context but it must be purposeful growth. Undergraduate numbers will not increase as we need to sustain the excellence of our collegiate education. Instead, research will drive the University and graduate student numbers will increase at 2% per year alongside growth in research.
"Academic excellence is at the forefront of what the University is about", stated the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Chair of the Alumni Advisory Board, adding that the University is committed to maintaining undergraduate education at current levels, while developing its key communities of graduate students and postdocs.
"We want to attract the brightest and best, whatever their background", said the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Chair of the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) at its sixth meeting on 8 July 2011, held in Cambridge.
"Cambridge is an exceptional place with exceptional people and there are so many opportunities ahead despite the difficulties we need to overcome," said the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Chair of the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) at its fifth meeting on January 31 2011, held in London.
The ways in which alumni can connect with each other across national boundaries was one of the main themes of the Alumni Advisory Board meeting held at Homerton College earlier this month. The Board is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and meets twice a year.