Northeastern in the United Kingdom

Northeastern University in London

With more than 250 alumni, 100 parents, and 115 students on co-op, study abroad, and in our NUin program, the Northeastern University community is thriving in the United Kingdom. As Northeastern continues to expand its global footprint well beyond the confines of its Boston campus, we are excited to offer a number of exciting events in the UK and we hope that you can join us.

Join university President Joseph E. Aoun, Senior Vice President for Advancement Diane MacGillivray, and Vice President of Alumni Relations and The Northeastern Fund, Jack Moynihan, MPA'93, for a series of gatherings to help celebrate the university's growing presence in the United Kingdom.The events, scheduled from June 30 - July 7, 2013, provide an exciting opportunity to meet fellow members of the Northeastern community in the UK and university administrators.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 30, 2013

NU in the UK Reception

Please join President Joseph E. Aoun for a fun and spirited event to kick off Northeastern University’s exciting week in London. Alumni, students, parents, and guests are invited to Bury Court to celebrate with the Men’s Rowing Team before their week of competition in the Henley Royal Regatta. Meet 13th year Head Coach John Pojednic and members of the crew and wish them luck in their races. With over 350 alumni, students, and parents who live and work in the greater London area, this is a perfect opportunity to build the Northeastern network across the pond, while sharing in the university’s historic athletic achievement.

Men's Crew Team

Members of the Northeastern administration will also be on hand to meet with attendees. Bury Court is a contemporary city wine bar and restaurant located in the shadow of the St. Mary’s Axe (commonly known as the Gherkin) and near such attractions as the Tower of London and The London Bridge. There will be plenty of canapés, drinks, and Husky spirit to go around.

Event Details

3 - 6 p.m.

Bury Court
38 St. Mary Axe, EC3A 8EX, London

» Online registration

Travel Information

If you are interested in traveling from Boston to London for these events, we have partnered with Quinwell Travel to offer special travel packages and discounts. Booking details are available online.

Contact Information

Christine Regan
Director of Alumni Outreach

Monday, July 1, 2013

Vintage Double Decker Bus Tour
Followed by Champagne Tea at Harrods

Join fellow Huskies in London as we tour the city on Harrod’s famous vintage double decker bus. The former 1960’s routemaster has been beautifully restored and is the perfect way to experience London. You will see all the sights, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and the Tower of London. This tour also includes a cruise down the scenic River Thames, which will take you past Shakespeare’s Globe, the Golden Hinde Boat and Cleopatra’s Needle. To end the afternoon tour, we head to Harrods for a Champagne tea in the classical Georgian restaurant. You will be treated to five-star service, scones, tea and a glass of champagne.


$75 per person
$60 per child (11 years of age and under)

» Online registration

Register online by June 10 to ensure availability.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Henley Royal Regatta

See the Northeastern boat in their first race of the 2013 Henley Royal Regatta.

Bus service will be provided. Check back for updates.

Official Henley Royal Regatta Schedule

  • Wednesday, July 3 – First heat starts at 8:30 a.m. and the last race will be at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 4 - First heat starts at 8:30 a.m. and the last race will be at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 5 - Quarter-finals start at 8:30 a.m. and the last race will be at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 6 - Semi-finals start at 8:30 a.m. and the last race will be at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 7 - Finals start at 11:30 a.m. and the last race will be at 4 p.m.
    The 1973 Northeastern alumni boat will be participating in a ceremonial row over, to commemorate their 40th anniversary.

Ticket Information

 » To purchase a Henley Royal Regatta Stewards' Enclosure Badge and gain access to the viewing area please visit this site

» Please note that there is a dress code for the event; click here for more details.


Northeastern University Young Global Leaders

The inaugural meeting of the Northeastern University Young Global Leaders will take place in London the week of July 1. This invitation-only conference is designed to serve as a catalyst to bring the university’s most powerful and influential young alumni leaders together to:

  • promote and facilitate an enduring connection between Northeastern and international graduates who are positioned to be the change agents, the innovators, the policy makers, the CEOs and the entrepreneurs that will lead us in the 21st century
  • provide valuable perspectives to the President and his senior leadership team
  • strengthen the university’s international network and further its global mission

The YGL Conference will consist of presentations by President Aoun as well as leaders of global industry, networking sessions and panel discussions on topics like global family business and women’s empowerment.