About UCL Alumni
UCL Alumni (Singapore) was established in 1993 by T.S. Sinnathuray and several
very enthusiastic UCL alumni. The objects of the Alumni Society are: -
To support, assist and promote the interests and welfare of University
College London (hereinafter referred to as the “UCL”) graduates
To provide guidance and assistance to students who intend to pursue a
course of study or who are currently pursuing a course of study of not less
than one academic year at UCL;
To give advice and assistance to new members of the Society;
To promote good relations and social interaction amongst members; and
To help, foster and support the objectives of University College London
alumni association (UCLaa) in London
Just 175 years ago, the benefits of a university education in England were
restricted to men who were members of the Church of England; UCL was founded
to challenge that discrimination. UCL was the first university to be established
in England after Oxford and Cambridge, providing a progressive alternative
to those institutions’ social exclusivity, religious restrictions and
The university's main building was designed by William Wilkins who went on
to build the National Gallery.
Some Interesting Facts
The first university in England to admit students of any race, class
or religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.
Students from outside London, and from overseas, present from the start.
A teaching programme was established in which religious beliefs would
not constrain the dissemination of knowledge and exploration of ideas.
Academic disciplines introduced as required by the emerging industrial
and commercial society; the first English university to offer the systematic
teaching of law, architecture and medicine.